WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S. and Australia have removed sanctions against Fiji following democratic elections last month in the South Pacific nation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has discussed an upcoming visit to Burma/Myanmar with two of the country’s political leaders.
India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi is galvanizing his administration to clear long-pending defense projects that will bolster India’s operational military capabilities, stepping up reforms and raising limits on foreign direct investment in defense production to 49 percent from 26 percent.
The “reform” plans by Thailand’s military government continue to take shape. After the establishment of the so-called National Reform Council, a Constitutional Drafting Committee will be created soon. But developments in both groups suggest again that any attempts to revamp the political system will be a very exclusive, one-sided affair.
On Oct. 28 and 29, lawyers for Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim are expected to go before the Federal Court, the country’s highest tribunal, to argue a final appeal on Anwar’s 2012 conviction in the so-called Sodomy II trial.
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Burma’s president, army chief meet Suu Kyi
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