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Chinese officials ordered to report personal assets

By Mon, Jul 12, 2010 2:29PM UTC

China issued new rules requiring officials in government and state companies to report personal details from assets to the whereabouts of spouses and children, in a renewed attempt to quash endemic corruption Beijing sees as a threat to its rule. The new regulations that went into effect Sunday are similar

Maoist rebels kidnap 9 villagers in eastern India

By Mon, Jul 12, 2010 12:43PM UTC

Maoist rebels have kidnapped nine men from a village in eastern India in order to steal their licensed weapons. A police official who goes by the name of Neelmani says nearly 200 rebels attacked a village in the Kaimur district of Bihar state late Sunday and abducted nine licensed gun

Malaysian opposition paper defies gov’t suspension

By Mon, Jul 12, 2010 12:37PM UTC

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s party has defied a government order to stop publishing its newspaper, a party official said Monday. The Home Ministry recently suspended the publication license of “Suara Keadilan,” or “Voice of Justice,” the weekly newspaper of Anwar’s People’s Justice Party, after it ran an article that

Third activist killing: What should Aquino do to stem the string of extrajudicial murders?

By Mon, Jul 12, 2010 12:02PM UTC

Mark Francisco, a member of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers Partylist, was shot dead by armed, bonnet-wearing men in Masbate, Philippines on July 9. Francisco is the third activist killed within the watch of newly-sworn in Pres. Benigno Aquino III. Former Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo would rather the public forget,

Carandang, Quezon join Aquino’s ‘communications group’

By Mon, Jul 12, 2010 10:45AM UTC

  Journalist Ricky Carandang, and columnist/blogger/TV show host Manuel L. Quezon III, have quit their jobs last week to join President Aquino’s official “communications group”.   ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation Inc. and the Philippine Daily Inquirer bared the resignations of Carandang and Quezon over the weekend.  Carandang worked as an anchor,

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