YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s parliament has amended a controversial law that had requires people to obtain permission for public protests and subjects violators to penalties, including prison terms.
The United States downgraded Thailand, Malaysia and two other countries in its 2014 Trafficking in Persons report, released Friday. Thailand is now listed as a Tier 3 country, due to its poor record on trafficking and workers’ rights for migrant laborers.
YANGON, Burma (AP) — A court appearance by five Buddhist monks who refused to abandon their monastery in a property dispute has attracted hundreds of their supporters. The monks, including one who holds British citizenship, were forced to change out of their robes for their appearance Friday in Yangon’s Tamwe
YANGON, Burma (AP) — The chief minister of Burma’s Rakhine state that has been embroiled in sectarian violence has retired and the country’s religious affairs minister has been fired.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Asian Development Bank and two United Nations agencies have launched a hub that aims to mobilize investments and innovation to bring clean energy to the Asia-Pacific region, where more than 600 million people have no access to electricity and 1.8 billion others still use firewood and charcoal at home.
Philippine economic growth slows to 5.2 percent in 1Q
Thu, May 28, 2015 7:28PM UTC
Buddhists in Burma deny boat people are Rohingya Muslims
Wed, May 27, 2015 7:39PM UTC
Singapore: Reform training sought for rogue teen Amos Yee over blog, video
Wed, May 27, 2015 7:26PM UTC