The ice bucket challenge phenomenon is a great example of raising awareness and funds for a good cause. Let’s use that platform to face up to another global, life threatening problem – water scarcity.
The Association for the Prevention of Torture has the following blurb on Pornpen Khongkachonkiet: Despite growing intimidation from authorities, Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, Director of the Cross Cultural Foundation, continues to assist marginalised communities, especially torture victims and their families in Southern Thailand, to access justice. She also supports the communities’ efforts to
Thailand’s Criminal Court has dismissed murder charges against former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his then-Deputy pPM Suthep Thuagsuban for their roles in the violent crackdown on anti-government protesters in 2010.
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has dismissed a murder case against former premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy, who were indicted for their role in ordering a deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters in 2010.
While Asia may have its detractors when it comes to issues like human rights and democratic freedoms, one area where it excels is education. Asian – and especially east Asian – universities are increasingly appearing at the top of the major rankings and Asian students swept the boards in the most recent round of PISA tests, all while keeping education spending at sustainable levels.
China warns against foreign meddling in Hong Kong
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 2:49PM UTC
Burma discovers it has only 51 million people
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 2:44PM UTC
Eying China, Japan seeks record defense budget
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 2:29PM UTC
US admiral urges China on South China Sea disputes
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 2:18PM UTC
Chinese e-commerce rivals challenge Alibaba
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 2:06PM UTC
Pakistani PM denies asking army to mediate
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 1:55PM UTC