6,000 Bangladeshis, Rohingya stranded at sea

May 12, 2015

6,000 Bangladeshis, Rohingya stranded at sea

Hundreds of migrants abandoned at sea by smugglers in Southeast Asia have reached land and relative safety in the past two days. But an estimated 6,000 Bangladeshis and Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar remain trapped in crowded, wooden boats, migrant officials and activists said. With ...

Apr 27, 2015

ASEAN warns Chinese actions 'may undermine peace' in South China Sea

Chinese island-building efforts in the disputed South China Sea, where airstrips are being built on coral reefs, risk undermining “peace, security and stability” in the region, Southeast Asian leaders warned at a regional summit on Monday. Beijing’s assertion to almost the entire strategic body ...

Apr 22, 2015

British court hears 1948 Malaya village massacre case

Relatives of 24 rubber-plantation workers killed in Malaysia in 1948 by British troops will press their decades-old demand for a public inquiry in Britain’s highest court on Wednesday, lawyers said. The December 12, 1948 incident, dubbed the Batang Kali massacre, occurred during the so-called ...

Malaysia reinstates detention without trial

Apr 7, 2015

Malaysia reinstates detention without trial

Malaysia’s lawmakers passed an anti-terrorism bill Tuesday after more than 10 hours of heated debate over a law that reintroduces detention without trial, three years after it was revoked. Opposition members of parliament proposed several amendments to the legislation, under which individuals can be ...

Alleged terror plot nets 17 arrests in Malaysia

Apr 7, 2015

Alleged terror plot nets 17 arrests in Malaysia

Malaysian authorities said Monday they have detained 17 suspected militants who were planning acts of terrorism in the country, while parliament began debating on tough anti-terrorism legislation that critics fear could be used to stifle dissent. Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi disclosed that those ...

Apr 6, 2015

Malaysia detains 17 people suspected of plotting terrorism

Malaysia’s police chief said Monday that 17 suspected militants have been detained for allegedly plotting to carry out terrorist acts in the country’s largest city, Kuala Lumpur. Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said the 17 were detained Sunday. Khalid tweeted that two ...