Veera in an op-ed in the Bangkok Post on December 20: Democracy, for the people, is not about a few minutes of exercising their right at the polling booth, which will return the same old incompetent or corrupt politicians to the parliament and then into the government. The Thai people are sick of this vicious...
Transparency International says Jakarta’s down for the count writes Asia Sentinel Indonesia, which fought its way painfully up from near the bottom of the ranks of the world’s most corrupt countries, appears to be falling back again, raising concerns for international investors as well as its own citizens. Transparency International, the NGO that monitors global...
On 26 June 2013, the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, SHAN failed to publish a ‘Shan Drug Watch Report’ like previous years, Shan Herald Agency for News said in its editorial. Among several reasons, the major cause is that it was cut off financial support from its donors, SHAN said. No reason...
By Kaewmala Now that the two suspects in the tortured Karen girl case have jumped bail what chances does the young Karen abuse survivor have to see justice served in Thailand’s flawed judicial system? Justice is ‘blind’ – to the rich’s crimes The rich and powerful have always had a better chance at evading punishment...
Burma President Thein Sein visited Chin State at the weekend where he called on government executives to amend their way of thinking and embrace democracy, the state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported. He said the objective of the government is peace and stability of the State protected by the rule of law. The country...
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