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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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