Amid the resistance to military rule, some are saying that democracy can’t flourish without respecting the minorities that have been persecuted for decades.
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Four officers spoke about life in the feared Tatmadaw, which has turned its guns on civilians again. “The Tatmadaw is the only world” for most soldiers, one said.
In Myanmar embassies around the world, diplomats are struggling with whether to represent a military that has locked up their elected leaders.
The military has repeatedly shut off the internet, isolating a country that had only in the past few years linked to the outside world.
Top Glove's low-paid workers in Malaysia began to suffer from a ferocious outbreak of COVID-19, the result of its own inadequate protections, critics say.
Some pro-democracy campaigners in Asia are drawn to Trump’s willingness to flout diplomatic protocol, abandon international accords and keep his opponents off-balance.
Thailand has transformed from a country where criticism of the monarchy was only whispered to a place where protesters have spray-painted "the king is dead” on Bangkok streets.
There is no evidence that a coronavirus with the mutation causes more severe symptoms, kills more people or complicates the development of vaccines.
A civil rights activist in Singapore faces the charges for holding up a cardboard sign with a smiley face on it near a police station in March.
In unison, anti-government protesters Wednesday called the King of Thailand a giant monitor lizard, one of the worst things that can be said of anyone in Thai, and spray-painted bus stops and pavement in the capital’s central business district with graffiti describing his sexual ...