Asia Media

Malaysia suspends permit of ‘The Edge’ paper over fraud report

By Fri, Jul 24, 2015 6:12PM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s The Edge media group says the government has suspended its publishing permits for three months over reports alleging fraud by controversial state investment fund 1MDB.

Fears grow for Japanese journalist missing in Syria

By Wed, Jul 22, 2015 3:38PM UTC

Worries are growing about the whereabouts of a freelance Japanese journalist, last heard from one month ago in Syria.

2 Burmese newspaper editors fined for insulting president

By Wed, Jul 22, 2015 9:53AM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) — A Burma (Myanmar) court has found two newspaper editors guilty of violating the country’s media law by insulting the president, and fined each of them 1 million kyat ($809).

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.

‘Sarawak Report’ defies Malaysian censors with alternative web address

By Tue, Jul 21, 2015 1:07PM UTC

London-based whistleblower website ‘Sarawak Report’ defied Malaysia’s censors Monday by offering a new, unblocked url where readers in Malaysia could access all content this week.

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