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Australian anti-mining activist blacklisted in Malaysia

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...

Why are more than 250 activists facing trial in Burma?

By Fri, Dec 06, 2013 12:19PM UTC 1 Comment Police stand guard as activists march towards Chinese Embassy in Yangon, Burma last week, marking the first anniversary of a police crackdown on protesters occupying the Letpadaung copper mine. Pic: AP.

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...

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