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Richard C. Paddock
For Richard C. Paddock's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Myanmar's junta chief Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, who ousted the elected government in a coup, presides over an army parade in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on March 27, 2021.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jan 31, 2024
Arms dealer linked to Myanmar junta acquitted in money laundering case
Authorities had accused Tun Min Latt of engaging in a scheme to launder drug money by using it to buy electricity in Thailand and sending it to Myanmar.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 25, 2022
In a remote Thai village, digging for clues to a lost U.S. pilot
The search for the pilotu2019s remains is part of U.S. efforts to recover missing service members and fulfill the militaryu2019s promise to bring everyone home.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 19, 2022
Myanmar’s health system is in collapse, ‘obliterated’ by the regime
Doctors have been at the forefront of a nationwide civil disobedience movement that has crippled the economy, and the regime has targeted health care workers from the start.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 16, 2022
Pay your power bill, Myanmar soldiers say, or pay with your life
After the coup, millions in Myanmar refused to work or pay for electricity u2014 an act aimed at depriving the junta of crucial sources of revenue.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 26, 2021
Myanmar’s army is accused of massacring dozens of civilians
Members of a human rights group said they found the burned bodies of internally displaced people, including elders, women and children.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 18, 2021
Will an island in Indonesia become a new frontier in the space race?
A tiny clan on an Indonesian island fears it will lose its place in the world as the nation pursues its longstanding quest to join the space age.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 27, 2021
Aung San Suu Kyi defends herself during ‘show trial’ in Myanmar
In trying to eliminate her as a political force, the juntau2019s case against Suu Kyi has only elevated her in the eyes of many of her countrymen.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Aug 15, 2021
Poverty, disease, customs: Why so many Indonesian children die of COVID-19
Even when children are visibly ill, parents and doctors may mistake the symptoms for other conditions, particularly because of the widespread misperception that children cannot get COVID-19.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 9, 2021
‘It’s better to walk through a minefield’: Victims of Myanmar’s army speak
The military and its brutal practices are an omnipresent fear in Myanmar, one that has intensified since the generals seized full power in a coup last month.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 12, 2021
‘I’m still shocked’: Indonesian airline crash shakes small fishing village
The recent accident marks the third passenger plane in just over six years to crash into the Java Sea after departing from airports on Java island.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 3, 2020
‘He is a thug’: Polarizing Muslim cleric Rizieq Shihab returns to Indonesia
Rizieq Shihab is calling for a renewed "moral revolutionu201d to push Indonesia toward a more conservative vision of Islam.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 15, 2020
The jailed activist left a letter behind. The message: Keep fighting.
Outspoken Vietnamese journalist and activist Pham Doan Trang was arrested on charges of making and disseminating propaganda against the state.

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