FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Malaysian attempts at juggling local Islamic dictates against a desire by moderates and non-Muslims to forge a secular democratic society have often fallen flat, with the country winning too many comparisons with the likes of Pakistan.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Australian newspaper publisher Ross Dunkley was blocked from leaving the country despite having the proper exit visa, the Myanmar Times director’s lawyer told The Irrawaddy. Dunkley was barred from making a trip […]
ASIAWATCH — A memorial to honour Allied troops who died fighting to liberate North Borneo from Japanese occupation towards the end of World War II was unveiled in Sandakan on Sunday. Luke Hunt reports. Listen […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Despite growing ties with the U.S., a recent self-immolation in Hanoi was emblematic of the country’s deteriorating human rights situation and attacks on free speech. On July 30 Dang Thi Kim Lieng […]