Max Walden

Max Walden is Southeast Asia Reporter at Asian Correspondent. He is interested in migration, democracy and religious issues.

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Burma Muslims jailed for praying in the street

SEVEN Muslim men have been jailed in Burma (Myanmar) for three months for organising Muslim prayers in the street about a year ago, after local Islamic schools were shuttered prior...

‘China model’ threatens press freedom in Asia Pacific

AHEAD of World Press Freedom Day on Thursday, two prominent watchdogs have warned of worsening press freedom across the Asia Pacific, particularly with the rise of populist politics and growing...

Burma put on UN watchlist for sexual violence

BURMA (Myanmar) has joined the ranks of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq and South Sudan on a watchlist submitted to the United Nations Security Council regarding sexual violence in...

Thai women tell the government #DontTellMeHowToDress

WOMEN across Thailand have joined a social media campaign hitting back at an official who suggested they should avoid dressing “sexy” during the country’s Songkran new year celebrations held over...