Oct 19, 2016

Vietnam backs U.S. military intervention in region

Vietnam supports U.S. “intervention” in the Asia-Pacific if it helps keep peace and stability, the defense ministry has said, in a timely endorsement of a continued U.S. presence amid uncertainty over Washington’s faltering “pivot.” The vice defense minister, Senior Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh, ...

Oct 19, 2016

Indonesian leader Widodo defends chemical castration for pedophiles

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has defended the introduction of chemical castration for pedophiles, saying in an interview published Wednesday there can be “no compromise” when it comes to tackling sex crimes. Following an outcry over the fatal gang-rape of a schoolgirl, Widodo introduced a ...