LOS ANGELES (AP) — There will be no interviews at the Hollywood premiere of “The Interview.”
A bizarre and brief scene depicting Thai students painting a picture of Adolf Hitler has made its way into a propaganda short film financed by the military government. “30” by director Kulp Kaljaruek is part of the “Thai Niyom” (“Thai Pride”) movie aimed at promoting the “12 core values” drawn up by by junta leader and Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha shortly after the military coup of May 22, 2014.
Bars line the street, on display are neon lights, beer signs and women trying to lure in passing revelers. This scene could be anywhere in Thailand, but this particular red light district in Su-ngai Kolok is on the border with Malaysia in Narathiwat province. Here, soldiers and military vehicles patrol the streets to protect the sex workers and the Malaysian men they cater to from the very real possibility of attacks by Muslim insurgents.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police have detained a second blogger in a week in the latest crackdown on dissent. Blogger and writer Nguyen Quang Lap was taken into custody and his house searched in the southern hub of Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday. The Ministry of Public Security
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special tribunal in Bangladesh dealing with war crimes committed during the country’s independence war has found a British journalist guilty of contempt for questioning the official death toll of the 1971 conflict.
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