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Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Pic: AP.

Hong Kong leader says “external forces” involved in protests

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 1:28PM UTC Comments Off Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Pic: AP.

Hong Kong's chief executive says "external forces" are involved in pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks....

Australian anti-mining activist blacklisted in Malaysia

By Mon, Sep 01, 2014 4:13PM UTC Comments Off Australian anti-mining activist blacklisted in Malaysia

An Australian mining activist who joined Malaysians to rally against Lynas Corp. has been banned from entering Malaysia. Sydney-based supporters for Natalie Lowrey said she was detained by customs officials upon arrival in  Malaysia. Lowrey is reportedly put on a blacklist at police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur and she was expected to return to Australia Tuesday....

Malaysian authorities accused of human rights violations

By Tue, Jul 15, 2014 1:08PM UTC 1 Comment A photo taken during the detention of Natalie Lowry. (Photo: Himpunan Hijau)

The local police in Gebang, Malaysia have been accused of suppressing basic human rights following the illegal arrests of civilians who are protesting against the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP), an Australian-owned rare earths mining company....

Thousands march in Thai capital against government

By Sun, Mar 30, 2014 11:10AM UTC 1 Comment Thousands march in Thai capital against government

BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands of anti-government protesters are out on the streets of the Thai capital, reviving their whistle-blowing, traffic-blocking campaign to force the resignation of the country’s prime minister. Protesters are marching from Bangkok’s main Lumpini Park, taking six different routes through the city center. They have reiterated demands for Yingluck Shinawatra’s elected government...

Protesters invade Taiwan Cabinet offices

By Mon, Mar 24, 2014 9:57AM UTC Comments Off Protesters against a China Taiwan trade pact are clash with riot police clearing the government Cabinet buildings in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, March 24, 2014.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Hundreds of protesters opposed to a far-reaching trade pact with China have invaded Taiwan’s Cabinet offices, marking a sharp escalation in a student-led movement against the island’s rapidly developing ties with the mainland. Sunday’s Cabinet action came five days after mainly student protesters occupied the legislature after a ruling party lawmaker...

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