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A photo taken during the detention of Natalie Lowry. (Photo: Himpunan Hijau)

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...

Thailand’s anti-govt protests: Suthep ‘rides the tiger’ into chaos

By Fri, Nov 29, 2013 11:00AM UTC 2 Comments Suthep Thaugsuban, a former deputy premier leading the protest movement, talks to anti-government protesters outside the Government complex in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday. Pic: AP.

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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