The following list comprises the most-read Bloomberg News reports from the past week. To read any article, click on the story links shown below or go to READ 1W <GO>. See NI READSUMS <GO> for previous lists of the most-read stories. Lists are based on daily statistics through Friday.
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.
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.
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.