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I’m back: Malaysia’s former prime minister, Najib Razak (center), leaves the Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex on Wednesday.
I’m back: Malaysia’s former prime minister, Najib Razak (center), leaves the Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex on Wednesday. `
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Malaysian ex-PM Najib fined for breaking virus rules

He was fined 3,000 ringgit ($730) for failing to register at the eatery or have his temperature taken, police said.

3 hours ago
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Cambodia convicts 5 environmentalists over plan to march to PM's home

Licadho said the trial was based largely on publicly available comments and material on Mother Nature's Facebook account, none of which constituted incitement.

1 day ago
SEAsia

Total shared gas revenue with Myanmar military: Le Monde

Total has come under pressure from pro-democracy activists to "stop financing the junta" since a military coup in February which has been followed by a brutal crackdown on dissent.

1 day ago

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Malaysian ex-PM Najib fined for breaking virus rules

He was fined 3,000 ringgit ($730) for failing to register at the eatery or have his temperature taken, police said.

3 hours ago
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As COVID-19 surges, funeral services shortened in Thailand

The Thai capital Bangkok has been the epicentre of the country's third wave, with authorities struggling to contain the outbreak since it was first detected in a nightlife district in early April. 

1 day ago
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Duterte orders arrest of mask violators

Duterte issued the directive after a meeting with his Covid-19 task force -- where everyone except him can be seen wearing the mandatory face covering -- an official video released late Wednesday showed.

1 day ago
SEAsia

Cambodia convicts 5 environmentalists over plan to march to PM's home

Licadho said the trial was based largely on publicly available comments and material on Mother Nature's Facebook account, none of which constituted incitement.

1 day ago
SEAsia

Total shared gas revenue with Myanmar military: Le Monde

Total has come under pressure from pro-democracy activists to "stop financing the junta" since a military coup in February which has been followed by a brutal crackdown on dissent.

1 day ago
SEAsia

Myanmar shadow government announce 'people's defence force'

The country has been in turmoil since the military deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, triggering a mass uprising of daily protests and a nationwide boycott from civil servants.

1 day ago
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Singapore steps up virus curbs as infection clusters grow

After a partial lockdown and rigorous regime of testing and contact tracing, Covid-19 had almost disappeared in Singapore, with authorities in recent months reporting hardly any local transmission.

2 days ago
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Myanmar charges Japanese journalist over 'fake news'

Freelance reporter Yuki Kitazumi was arrested last month and charged on Monday -- World Press Freedom Day -- with spreading fake news, according to a report by Kyodo news agency.

2 days ago
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China calls for 'basic etiquette' after Philippine outburst

The comments by Teodoro Locsin, known for occasional blunt remarks, follow Manila's protests over what it calls the illegal presence of hundreds of Chinese boats inside the Philippines' 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

3 days ago
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Virus-hit Papua New Guinea starts vaccine roll-out

James Marape said a batch of 100,000 vaccines had arrived in Papua New Guinea and would be distributed countrywide, as he urged sceptical health workers and the general public to get vaccinated. 

3 days ago
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Myanmar parcel bomb blasts kill five including ousted lawmaker

Since the elected government led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was overthrown in a coup on Feb.1, Myanmar has seen an increasing number of small blasts in residential areas, and sometimes targeting government offices or military facilities.

3 days ago
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Myanmar rebel group says shoots down military helicopter

The United Nations estimates that tens of thousands of civilians have fled their homes as a result of the fighting between the military and ethnic minority insurgents in remote northern and eastern frontier regions. The conflict intensified after Myanmar's generals seized power on Feb.1, ousting the elected government led by Aung San Suu Kyi.

4 days ago
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Thailand reports new daily record of 31 coronavirus deaths

After managing to largely control the virus for around a year through shutdowns and strict border controls, Thailand has faced a spike in cases since early April that is proving harder to control and putting pressure on parts of the medical system.

4 days ago
SEAsia

Philippines foreign minister issues expletive-laced tweet over China sea dispute

The comments by Teodoro Locsin, known for making blunt remarks at times, follow Manila's protests for what it calls the "illegal" presence of hundreds of Chinese boats inside the Philippines 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

4 days ago
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Eight reported killed as Myanmar protests aim to ‘shake the world’

The protests, after a spell of dwindling crowds and what appeared to be more restraint by the security forces, were coordinated with demonstrations in Myanmar communities around the world to mark what organisers called "the global Myanmar spring revolution".

4 days ago
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Bomb blasts and flash protests as Myanmar enters fourth month under junta

The country has been in an uproar since the military ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1, bringing an abrupt end to Myanmar's short-lived experiment with democracy. 

5 days ago
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi marks third month under house arrest

The nation has been plunged into violence since the military deposed the Nobel laureate in a February 1 coup, ending Myanmar's brief tryst with democracy.

6 days ago
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Myanmar protesters march three months after coup; UN warns of 'standstill'

The military has tried to end dissent and impose its authority on a people largely opposed to the return of rule by the generals after 10 years of democratic reforms that included a government led by democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi.

6 days ago
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Half of Myanmar's population risks falling into poverty by 2022: UNDP

In a report released on Friday, UNDP said the effect of the crises could push millions more people into poverty.

1 week ago
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Myanmar's economic woes may help persuade junta to end crisis

Myanmar security forces have killed some 750 peaceful protestors and other citizens, according to an activist monitoring group, a sign that Japan's suspension of new aid projects, alongside sanctions by the United States and other Western powers on senior generals and the companies they control, have not been effective in addressing the crisis.

1 week ago