Malaysian diplomats stationed worldwide are now sought to intervene in the controversial Murum Hydroelectric Project, one of the 12 mega-dams undertaken by the Sawawak Energy Berhad. Indigenous people around the said river are getting desperate day by day to save their land and property, but there seems to be no aid in sight to ease their suffering. They...
LONDON (AP) — The Pakistani schoolgirl who survived a Taliban assassination attempt has won an award named for a murdered Russian journalist. Malala Yousafzai, an education activist, was shot as she traveled to school in northwest Pakistan in October 2012. She was declared winner of the Anna Politkovskaya Award on Friday. The award is given...
Over three years after the deadly military crackdown on the anti-government red shirt protests, battling narratives on what happened that day are still defining the current political climate – even more so with the debate on the government-sponsored amnesty bills and the release of an official inquiry report that fundamentally contradicts with recent court rulings. On...
With conservative society and man-dominant culture, rights of sex workers in Burma are still vague. Authorities denied to amend the Suppression of Prostitution Act enacted in 1948. Sandar Min, an MP from the National League for Democracy, questioned the deputy minister of the Ministry of Home Affairs about whether the current prostitution act will be...
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An activist who fled house arrest in China before moving to America last year got his first taste of Taiwan’s democracy Tuesday when raucous lawmakers occupied the legislative floor while he delivered a speech in an adjacent room. Chen Guangcheng said he considers the commotion often taking place on Taiwan’s legislative...
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