Asia Pacific Topics

Dec 18, 2014

Thai junta-backed council recommends PM directly elected

A council appointed by Thailand’s ruling military junta voted Wednesday to recommend stripping parliament of the power to appoint a prime minister and cabinet, triggering accusations that the move is aimed at curtailing democracy. The National Reform Council resolved after three days of debate ...

Defectors speak of North Korea horrors

Dec 12, 2014

Defectors speak of North Korea horrors

When Yeon-Mi Park was 9 years old, she and everyone in her North Korean village were forced to watch in horror the execution of a woman for the crime of watching illegal DVDs, she says. The victim was the mother of one of her ...