With a bloody civil war over and a cautious peace at hand, a group of hardline Buddhist monks is rallying Sri Lankans against what they say is a pernicious threat: Muslims.1 Comment
Bangladesh's opposition leader Khaleda Zia accused Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of “murdering democracy” as her arch rival faced growing calls Tuesday to hold fresh polls after a walkover election.
Dozens of journalists staged a rare demonstration Tuesday morning in Myanmar's biggest city to protest a jail term given to a reporter who was working on a story about corruption.
Knowledge is power. And Myanmar's women deserve to have more of both. Most international sanctions on Myanmar have been lifted and the country is rapidly changing. However, the education system is reforming in fits and starts. For more than two decades, the former military junta suppressed schools and universities fearing more student-led demonstrations. As a result, a “lost generation” of people (ages 20-40) now makes up a large part of an economy that's playing catch up to the rest of Asia.
Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina insisted Monday that her walkover win in an election boycotted by the opposition was legitimate and blamed her rivals for the unprecedented bloodshed on polling day.
Several thousand people joined a rally in Myanmar's main city on Sunday to call for the abolition of repressive laws and an end to politically related arrests.
The head of Cambodia's opposition party vowed Sunday not to give up anti-government protests despite violent police crackdowns and threats of legal action against him and his colleagues.
Bangladesh's ruling party was leading in preliminary results Monday following one of the most violent elections in the country's history, marred by street fighting, low turnout and a boycott by the opposition that has undermined the legitimacy of the vote.
Police in Bangladesh fired at protesters and opposition activists torched more than 100 polling stations Sunday during a national election boycotted by the opposition and described as flawed by the international community. At least 13 people were killed in election-related violence.
Cambodian police on Saturday dispersed about 1,000 anti-government demonstrators from a park in the capital, Phnom Penh, a day after four people were killed in a crackdown on a labor protest.