As Burma is celebrated for growing investment and diplomatic opportunities, there are concerns among local activists and the international community that the country’s ongoing human rights abuses will be forgotten.
Japan’s trade minister, Yuko Obuchi, has announced her resignation after allegations that she violated election laws.
Southern India’s powerful politician Jayaram Jayalalitha has been released on bail after being convicted and sentenced to four years for corruption.
With hundreds of police having cleared out the protesters in Hong Kong’s Mongkok district, it remains to be seen whether the back of the Occupy movement that has hobbled the city for week has been broken.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s defeated presidential candidate and the victor Joko Widodo have met for the first time since the bitterly contested polls, in a sign that political tensions in the Southeast Asian nation might be thawing.
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