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World Jul 20Imprisoned Myanmar politician dies from COVID-19
Nyan Win's death comes as Myanmar reels from soaring numbers of COVID-19 cases that are badly straining the country's medical infrastructure.
World Jul 16Myanmar opposition targets state electricity company
Offices and staff of EPC have been targeted since the government earlier this month began cutting off power to customers who did not pay their bills as a form of protest against February's military takeover.
Politics May 19Thais killed by rocket in Israel highlight troubles of migrant workforce
It is not unusual for Thais to seek work abroad at wages considerably higher than they could earn at home. But workers' advocates say the hazards of war come on top of a history of poor treatment by employers and…
World Nov 29Thai pro-democracy protesters rally outside army base
Around 800 protesters gathered in the afternoon and in early evening marched to the base of the 11th Infantry Regiment, which is closely associated with the country’s royal palace. Their number grew to well over 1,000 as they settled in…
World Oct 27Thai students aim for ambitious political change
The protesters have three main demands: They want Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s resignation; changes to a constitution that was drafted under military rule; and, most controversially, reforms to the constitutional monarchy.
World Oct 21Thai protesters march in show of strength against government
Student-led protesters in Thailand have defiantly marched to the streets outside the prime minister’s office, repeating their demand that he step down even as he urged them to let Parliament deal with their calls for democratic reforms.
World Oct 15Thailand declares emergency after unprecedented protest
Thailand's government declared a strict new state of emergency for the capital on Thursday, a day after a student-led protest against the country's traditional establishment saw an extraordinary moment in which demonstrators heckled a royal motorcade.
World Sep 08Myanmar army deserters confirm atrocities against Rohingya
Two soldiers who deserted from Myanmar's army have testified on video that they were instructed by commanding officers to "shoot all that you see and that you hear" in villages where minority Rohingya lived.
World Feb 09Soldier kills 26 in bloodiest mass shooting in Thailand
A soldier with a grudge gunned down 26 people and wounded 57 in Thailand's worst mass shooting before he was fatally shot inside a mall in the country's northeast on Sunday, officials said.
World Nov 04Most Southeast Asian leaders skip meetings with Trump’s proxy
The U.S. sent recently appointed national security adviser Robert O'Brien to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations gathering in President Donald Trump's stead.