The next U.S. House member from Massachusetts’ 5th congressional district could be a Democrat backed by women, or a different one backed by labor, or a third candidate supported by gay groups. Bottom line, barring an upset, it will be a Democrat.
Human Rights Watch accused Myanmar’s government of ethnic cleansing in displacing more than 125,000 Rohingya Muslims as European Union diplomats meet to decide whether to lift sanctions on the country.
Malaysian protesters demanding fair elections plan to rally 100,000 people tomorrow without government permission in a test of Prime Minister Najib Razak’s pledge to allow greater freedom before a national vote.
President Barack Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Myanmar, highlighting the country’s shift to democracy under his tenure, when he makes a trip to three Southeast Asian nations this month.
Police fired tear gas and fought with protesters in Kuala Lumpur today as thousands of people marched calling for “reform” and cleaner elections, defying a new government ban on street protests in Malaysia before national polls expected this year.
Malaysian police released all 512 protesters arrested during street clashes in Kuala Lumpur yesterday when as many as 50,000 people staged an illegal protest to press for “reform” and cleaner elections before national polls expected this year.
When Aung San Suu Kyi was last in New York she was single, sharing a small apartment in midtown Manhattan with an exiled Burmese singer and walking six minutes each day to a bureaucratic job she hated at the United Nations.
Vietnam jailed two musicians for spreading anti-state propaganda, widening a crackdown on criticism of the government as it grapples with an economy that’s poised to grow at the slowest pace in 13 years.