YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s parliament has voted against proposed constitutional amendments, ensuring that the military’s veto power remains intact and that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cannot become president in an election this year.
Kudos to W. Patrick Murphy, the US Charge d’affaires in Bangkok, for hand delivering a new invitation to Thai politician Pramote Nakornthab, after the embassy messed up an earlier invitation by describing him as an ‘Anti-Thaksin Activist’ on the envelope.
The US Embassy in Bangkok was left red-faced this weekend after it emerged that it sent an Fourth of July party invitation to a veteran Thai politician in which it addressed him as ‘Anti-Thaksin Activist’ on the envelope.
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese state media have blasted Hong Kong’s pro-democracy opposition lawmakers for being “destroyers” of democratic development a day after they shot down Beijing’s election blueprint for the British former colony.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says it’s troubled by China’s plans to keep building on artificial islands in the South China Sea.
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