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India concerned over situation in South China Sea that ‘erode trust’

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India -- Against the backdrop of China's assertive activities in the South China Sea, India on Saturday expressed concern over actions in the region that erode trust and said a proposed code of conduct for the disputed waters shouldn't affect the legitimate interests of...

Democracy, human rights deteriorating in Malaysia since Covid-19 hit, says watchdog

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 20 -- Democracy and human rights have declined in 80 countries, including Malaysia, since the Covid-19 pandemic hit earlier this year, with governments undermining systems that are meant to ensure their accountability, a recent report revealed. United States-based human rights watchdog Freedom...

Refugee teens in Malaysia on life during MCO and what the future holds for them

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Like many around the world, life threw Nadia* a curveball when Covid-19 broke out across Malaysia. The 17-year-old from Pakistan has been living in Kuala Lumpur since 2014 with her brothers and mother in search of a better life. The well-spoken teen who loves baking, spoke...

China row in focus ahead of Jaishankar’s Quad meet

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New Delhi,, Sept. 30 -- External affairs minister S Jaishankar will visit Japan on October 6-7 to participate in the second ministerial meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad, and to hold a series of bilateral meetings against the backdrop of India's border...

Creative cooks: Asian street food chefs fight lockdown slowdown

From Facebook groups to hyper-local delivery services, Southeast Asia's street food chefs are cooking up creative ways to sell their wares as they struggle to survive during the coronavirus pandemic. The region is known for exotic treats often enjoyed at chairs and tables by the...

Top UN court rules on Myanmar genocide case

by Danny KEMP The UN's top court will announce Thursday whether it will allow a case accusing Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya Muslims to go ahead and if it will impose emergency measures to stop further violence. The ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ)...

China’s Xi arrives in Myanmar on billion-dollar charm offensive

by Hla-Hla HTAY / Dene-Hern Chen Chinese President Xi Jinping touched down in Myanmar's capital Friday on a state visit aimed at buttressing the embattled government of Aung San Suu Kyi and driving through multi-billion-dollar infrastructure deals. The wide highways and manicured lawns of Naypyidaw, purpose-built...

Ports, trains and trade: Xi to offer Myanmar billion-dollar bounty

A high-speed rail line to the east, a deep-sea port to the west, and a makeover for commercial heart Yangon -- Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrives in Myanmar on Friday laden with investment pledges worth billions which could reshape the country. Here are five of...

Thousands in Myanmar rally behind Suu Kyi ahead of Hague court date

REFILES to add picture, video tag Thousands rallied in support of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar Saturday, on the eve of her departure for the UN's top court to defend Myanmar against charges of genocide against Rohingya Muslims. The raucous rally in the capital Naypyidaw...

Clooney to join legal team of Philippine journalist Ressa

Prominent rights lawyer Amal Clooney has said she will join the legal team defending Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, whose news site has repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte. Ressa, who was named a Time Magazine "Person of the Year" in 2018 for her journalism, faces...
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