Politics

Burma’s parliament blocks changes to constitution

By Thu, Jun 25, 2015 5:53PM UTC

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.

Thailand: Diplomat makes amends for US Embassy’s invitation gaffe

By Tue, Jun 23, 2015 6:46PM UTC

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.

Thailand: US Embassy left red-faced over ‘Anti-Thaksin activist’ invitation gaffe

By Mon, Jun 22, 2015 1:13PM UTC

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.

China media: Hong Kong opposition lawmakers are ‘destroyers of democracy’

By Fri, Jun 19, 2015 3:25PM UTC

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.

US ‘troubled’ by China plans to keep building on disputed islands

By Fri, Jun 19, 2015 9:50AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says it’s troubled by China’s plans to keep building on artificial islands in the South China Sea.