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....
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...
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...
The New York Times released a timely op-ed this week warning that investment in Burma could aid the military, whose power the reform drive is ostensibly aimed at diluting. “A central policy of the regime is to attract foreign investment into the impoverished country,” it said. “At issue now is whether Myanmar’s transition will be...
With repeated escalations and seizing of government buildings, the rallies led by former deputy prime minister and veteran Democrat Party politician Suthep Thuagsuban have captivated the general public and also the international media. They are increasingly upping the ante on the ruling Pheu Thai Party and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra – but where will it end,...
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