Philippines

Hong Kong activists call for last-minute pardon of Mary Jane Veloso

By Tue, Apr 28, 2015 9:57AM UTC

HONG KONG – Activists in Hong Kong joined counterparts around the globe Monday evening to hold a candlelight vigil for Filipina migrant domestic worker and mother of two Mary Jane Veloso, who is to be executed by firing squad in the coming days unless granted last-minute clemency by Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

Pacquiao Watch: What to look for

By Tue, Apr 28, 2015 7:49AM UTC

By this time, Team Pacquiao is on its way to Las Vegas for what could be a long wait to eternity. Despite the glare of the spotlight and the chaotic frenzy of the media and fans as the fight nears, it will be the loneliest week for both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The tragic circumstances of Mary Jane Veloso

By Mon, Apr 27, 2015 6:37PM UTC

Unless the Indonesian government orders a stay of her execution, Mary Jane Veloso is expected face the firing squad tomorrow, Tuesday, along with eight others convicted of drug trafficking.

Malaysia PM says ASEAN will avoid confrontation on South China Sea

By Mon, Apr 27, 2015 5:59PM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s leader says Southeast Asian countries will avoid direct confrontation with China but will push for a quick conclusion to a binding code of conduct to govern behavior in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.

Indonesia gives 72-hour executions notice; UN calls for clemency

By Sun, Apr 26, 2015 11:50AM UTC

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s attorney general’s office has notified nine foreigners and an Indonesian convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days.