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Singapore’s state prosecution demands apology for Facebook comments

By Thu, Apr 18, 2013 7:17PM UTC 14 Comments

Singapore’s Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) have sent out letters demanding apologies from several websites after criticism was made of the court’s decision to sentence Yuan Zhenghua to 25 months in jail. In 2012, Yuan hijacked a taxi at Changi Airport and crashed it, killing an airport worker. He was given his sentence on Monday. Comments then...

No green light so far for private newspapers in Burma

By Wed, Nov 07, 2012 9:07PM UTC 0 Comment

Burma’s Lower House session continued for 9th day at People Parliament Hall in Parliament Complex in Nay-Pyi-Taw on Tuesday, attended by Lower House Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann and 394 Members of Parliament. At Tuesday’s session, six questions were replied; one proposal submitted; and one bill submitted, the state-run New Light of Myanmar said. Out...

India: Kashmir litfest finds writers’ criticism hard to take

By Wed, Aug 31, 2011 11:58PM UTC 1 Comment

Kashmir’s much-hyped literary festival has been cancelled. The organisers of ‘Harud: The Autumn Literature Festival’, scheduled for September 24-26 in Srinagar, cited the possibility of violence as the main reason behind this decision. The festival secretariat said they were concerned about the possibility of protests and the “heightened” nature of the debate. The debate in...