Asia Education

Confusion reigns over Thai junta’s latest booze ban

By Mon, Jul 27, 2015 12:20PM UTC

On the face of it, the Thai junta’s attempts to limit the sale of alcohol around schools and universities is laudable. The reality, however, could see hundreds of bars and restaurants being put out of business in the coming weeks if authorities refuse to backtrack.

Malaysia’s underground student prostitution industry

By Thu, Jul 23, 2015 1:48PM UTC

Malaysia is one of the most conservative countries in Southeast Asia. This is very overt when you wander around the cities and see most Malaysian wearing tudungs, or head scarves. However, student prostitution, even by the Government’s own admission, is rampant.

University librarian in China admits he replaced art with fakes

By Tue, Jul 21, 2015 6:23PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A former chief librarian at a Chinese university has admitted to stealing more than 140 paintings by grandmasters and replacing them with his own fakes.

Thailand asks Japan to ‘reconsider’ housing academic accused of insulting monarchy

By Tue, Jul 21, 2015 3:58PM UTC

A little more than a year has passed since Thailand’s ruling junta revoked the passport of Japan-based academic Pavin Chachavalpongpun.

South Korean police say professor fed former student feces

By Tue, Jul 14, 2015 3:04PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police have detained a university design professor for allegedly forcing a former student to eat human feces and subjecting him to other cruel acts.