BEIJING (AP) — A court has upheld the separatism conviction and life sentence for a noted scholar from China’s Muslim Uighur minority who frequently criticized the government while advocating ethnic pride and greater economic opportunity.
We are now 28 weeks into the post-coup ‘reform before election’ period demanded by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), how are things going so far? With regards to education, the major initiative of the junta has been to emphasize the need to inculcate the ’12 core values of Thai people’ into every schoolchild in the land. Presumably, the thinking behind this is that Thailand’s recent turbulence has been due to a lack of Thainess in the citizenry and that a unified mass is going to be a more orderly one.
During the same week that the ruling military banned a British book about Thailand’s struggle for democracy, another has been penned that highlights the demise of the country’s tourist intake. “Thailand: Deadly Destination”, which is to be published imminently, explains why a million fewer tourists- largely from the west- are
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Students in Burma are threatening to hold nationwide protests unless the government amends an education law that they say restricts their academic freedom and prohibits them from engaging in political activities.
China tries students of convicted Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 4:30PM UTC
Thousands line up to vote in Indian Kashmir
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 4:11PM UTC
4 South Korean men arrested over stolen Buddha statue in Japan
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 3:16PM UTC
South Asian foreign ministers to meet in Nepal
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 3:09PM UTC
Philippines lifts ban on 9 Hong Kong journalists
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 2:59PM UTC
Nepal to ink India power deal during Modi visit
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 2:56PM UTC