University under fire for pulling pin on Dalai Lama event


April 18, 2013 9:45 am

[ABC NEWS]

One of Australia’s most prestigious universities is under fire after pulling the plug on a planned speaking event by the Dalai Lama.

Students at the University of Sydney scored a major coup when the Tibetan spiritual leader agreed to speak at their campus during his upcoming short visit to Sydney in June.

But the ABC’s 7.30 has obtained emails revealing the university, which has close links to China, went to great lengths to wash its hands of the iconic monk. (View full report)