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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.

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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
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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.

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Malaysian cartoonist faces police probe over satirical drawing

They are the latest government critics to be placed under investigation after a scandal-mired party returned to power last year, adding to fears of a widening crackdown on dissent. 

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Philippines' Duterte refuses to stop South China Sea patrols

Tensions over the sea -- which China claims almost entirely -- have spiked as Beijing refuses to pull out vessels from the Philippines' Exclusive Economic Zone and Manila steps up maritime patrols.

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Two Myanmar air bases come under attack: reports

The attacks come after three months of turmoil in Myanmar triggered by a Feb. 1 military coup. There was no claim of responsibility or any confirmation of any casualties in the attacks. A military spokesman did not answer calls seeking comment.

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Thai PM granted sweeping powers to curb Covid

The country is struggling to contain a third wave that has seen a jump of more than 32,000 cases since an outbreak was detected in the capital's nightlife district.

1 week ago
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Myanmar junta launches fresh air raids in rebel territory

Myanmar has been in turmoil since the junta ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a February 1 coup, its power grab angering much of its population.

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Senators urge Biden to impose more sanctions on Myanmar junta

Senators Jeff Merkley, a Democrat, and Marco Rubio, a Republican, and four others urged Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in a letter to "explore new avenues to support the people of Burma in their ongoing struggle for democracy in the face of escalating crimes against humanity."

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SEAsia

Myanmar’s shadow government stands ready to engage ASEAN

Myanmar’s National Unity Government, an organization that represents mostly members of the civilian legislature deposed in a recent coup, has expressed its readiness to work with ASEAN after its leaders called for an end to violence by the military regime.

1 week ago
SEAsia

Japan public-private fund exposed to potential losses in Myanmar

Many ongoing infrastructure projects have been suspended in the Southeast Asian country since the military ousted an elected government in a coup in February.

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SEAsia

Obama urges world to reject Myanmar junta, warns of 'failed state'

"The world's attention must remain on Myanmar, where I've been appalled by heartbreaking violence against civilians and inspired by the nationwide movement that represents the voice of the people," said Obama, who visited the country to support its nascent embrace of democracy a decade ago.

1 week ago
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Myanmar junta wants 'stability' before heeding pleas on violence

Myanmar's junta said Tuesday it will heed regional pleas to stop violence only when the coup-hit country "returns to stability", as fresh fighting erupted with a major ethnic rebel group along its eastern border.

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