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Kuala Lumpur crowned the most expat-friendly city in Asia

MALAYSIA has been named the biggest winner' in a study examining expat experiences around the world. The post Kuala Lumpur crowned the most expat-friendly city in Asia appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

'Brace for more bloodshed': Duterte signals resumption of deadly drug war

BRACE for more bloodshed,' campaign group Human Rights Watch warned on Wednesday following a speech from Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signalling a resumption of his deadly drug war. The post 'Brace for more bloodshed': Duterte signals resumption of deadly drug war appeared first on Asian ...

PNG police storm Manus Island detention centre to remove refugees

POLICE in Papua New Guinea on Thursday mounted a raid on a detention centre to remove refugees and asylum seekers from an officially-closed camp in Manus island, in a bid to end a three-week-long humanitarian crisis. The post PNG police storm Manus Island detention centre to remove refugees appeared ...

United States says it is 'clear' that Rohingya crisis is ethnic cleansing

THE United States has called operations by the Tatmadaw army of Burma against Rohingya Muslims ethnic cleansing' and suggested possible targeted sanctions because of the horrendous atrocities' in Rakhine State. The post United States says it is 'clear' that Rohingya crisis is ethnic cleansing ...

Philippines: 8 years on, no justice for victims of Maguindanao massacre

OVER the course of few years, thousands of hectares of banana, oil palm and corn plantations have dotted the village of Salman in Ampatuan township, Maguindanao province in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. The post Philippines: 8 years on, no justice for victims of Maguindanao massacre ...

US Navy aircraft with 11 on board crashes in the Philippine Sea

THE US military said an aircraft carrying 11 people on board has crashed in the Philippine sea on Wednesday while en route to an aircraft carrier in the latest accident involving its armed forces in Asia. The post US Navy aircraft with 11 on board crashes in the Philippine Sea appeared first on ...

Solving 21st century issues through Environmental Science

There's no hiding the fact that human activity is devastating the natural world. If the life of Earth lasted 24 hours, human existence would constitute just one second. In this time, 80 percent of the world's forests have been destroyed, sea levels have risen between four and eight inches, and the ...

US Navy aircraft with 11 on board crashes in the Philippine sea

THE US military said an aircraft carrying 11 people on board has crashed in the Philippine sea on Wednesday while en route to an aircraft carrier in the latest accident involving its armed forces in Asia. The post US Navy aircraft with 11 on board crashes in the Philippine sea appeared first on ...

Bali's Mt Agung finally erupts

AN active volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali has erupted for the first time in 50 years, emitting a plume of smoke and ash reaching 700 metres into the air. Authorities have not raised the alert status and there have been no reports of flight disruptions. The post Bali's Mt Agung finally ...

Rakhine State is an open-air prison for Rohingyas, says Amnesty

HUMAN rights group Amnesty International has accused the government of Burma of creating apartheid and an open-air prison' in between Rohingya Muslims and the rest of the population in its restive, northern Rakhine State. The post Rakhine State is an open-air prison for Rohingyas, says Amnesty ...

Watch: Dramatic footage shows escape of North Korean defector

NEWLY released footage shows that North Korean border guards were in hot pursuit behind a soldier who defected by crossing the border into South Korea on Nov 13. The post Watch: Dramatic footage shows escape of North Korean defector appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Thousands of foreign workers face labour exploitation in Australia

EXPLOITATION of foreigners is rampant in Australia's labour market with one in three international students and backpackers paid only half of the minimum wage, according to new research. The post Thousands of foreign workers face labour exploitation in Australia appeared first on Asian ...

Thailand govt to reopen criminal cases against exiled ex-PM Thaksin

THAILAND's government has asked the country's highest court to reopen the case of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinwatra for alleged graft. The post Thailand govt to reopen criminal cases against exiled ex-PM Thaksin appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Couple rides scooter from Malaysia to England

ONE Malaysian couple has taken the idea of adventure of a lifetime' to a new level. In an ambitious and awe-inspiring move, Mohd Alfishahrin Zakaria, 31, and his wife Diana Latief, 30, traveled from Klang in Malaysia all the way to London, England, on nothing more than their humble moped. Lovingly ...

3 issues that will dominate Malaysia's election

AS WE approach the end of the year, it is evident that Malaysia won't have its general election in 2017. But given the government needs to be dissolved within the first half of 2018, it's definitely not far off. The post 3 issues that will dominate Malaysia's election appeared first on Asian ...

Trump administration lists North Korea as state sponsor of terrorism

NORTH KOREA has been reclassified by the United States as a state sponsor of terrorism, a move intended to place further pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear program and welcomed by Japan and South Korea. The post Trump administration lists North Korea as state sponsor of terrorism appeared first ...

China offers 3-step solution to end Burma's Rohingya crisis

CHINA recently offered a three-step solution to resolve the humanitarian crisis involving the ethnic Rohingya community in Burma in what observers say reflected Beijing's proactive and conciliatory role in issues affecting the region. The post China offers 3-step solution to end Burma's Rohingya ...

Mocked online, Indonesian house speaker taken into custody

INDONESIAN parliamentary speaker Setya Novanto has been taken into custody by the country's anti-corruption agency. The post Mocked online, Indonesian house speaker taken into custody appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Indonesian president recognises land rights of nine more indigenous groups

THE Indonesian government has relinquished control over nine tracts of forest to the indigenous communities that have lived there for generations, President Joko Jokowi' Widodo announced at a recent conference on land tenure in Jakarta. The post Indonesian president recognises land rights of nine ...

Asian universities are not ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution

The robots are coming for our jobs but most Asian schools do not yet have a full strategy in place to prepare for it, a Microsoft survey found. The post Asian universities are not ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

90 percent of Southeast Asia's poor live in Indonesia and the Philippines

A HUGE proportion of those living under the poverty line in Southeast Asia are Indonesians and Filipinos, a new report has shown. The post 90 percent of Southeast Asia's poor live in Indonesia and the Philippines appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Mount Royal University – Combining classes and community

 Mount Royal University has been committed to quality post-secondary education since its beginnings more than 100 years ago. While Mount Royal has transformed since then, some things will never change. The university remains committed to providing intellectually engaged learning opportunities in ...

Runners brave toxic smog as Delhi half-marathon goes ahead

MORE than 30,000 dedicated runners braved toxic levels of smog to take part in the Delhi half marathon on Sunday, despite the air pollution being eight times than the safe maximum. The post Runners brave toxic smog as Delhi half-marathon goes ahead appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

'Climate of fear': Cambodian court charges journalists with espionage

A CAMBODIAN court on Saturday charged two journalists with espionage for filing news reports to a US-funded radio station, prompting local journalists to write an open letter calling for their release. The post 'Climate of fear': Cambodian court charges journalists with espionage appeared first on ...

90pc of Southeast Asia's poor live in Indonesia and the Philippines

A HUGE proportion of those living under the poverty line in Southeast Asia are Indonesians and Filipinos, a new report has shown. The post 90pc of Southeast Asia's poor live in Indonesia and the Philippines appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Singapore's PM takes jabs at Malaysia, Indonesia

SINGAPORE Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday launched criticisms of its larger, neighbouring countries Malaysia and Indonesia. The post Singapore's PM takes jabs at Malaysia, Indonesia appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

'I've never seen anything like this': Parasites inside North Korean defector highlight poverty

DOCTORS treating the North Korean soldier who was shot while defecting from the isolated country said they found 'an enormous number' of parasites in his body. The post 'I've never seen anything like this': Parasites inside North Korean defector highlight poverty appeared first on Asian ...

Should we still be travelling to Burma?

DESPITE the United Nations describing the current violence in Burma as textbook example of ethnic cleansing', there are currently no official sanctions against travelling to the country. The post Should we still be travelling to Burma? appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Eyewitness: The Rohingya horrors and Aung San Suu Kyi's whitewash

IT WAS a bright autumn morning, and I had just dropped off my two children at nursery and was scrolling through Twitter, when I spotted a video of another mother's two children. The post Eyewitness: The Rohingya horrors and Aung San Suu Kyi's whitewash appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Report alleges Philippine troops detained, tortured civilians in Marawi

PHILIPPINE troops detained and tortured civilians trying to flee the besieged city of Marawi during a five-month battle with militants loyal to the Islamic State group, Amnesty International alleged on Friday. The post Report alleges Philippine troops detained, tortured civilians in Marawi appeared ...

After CNRP dissolution, what happens next for Cambodia?

LAST Thursday, the Supreme Court of Cambodia dissolved the only credible opposition party at the request of Prime Minister Hun Sen's government, effectively making the country a one-party state ahead of next year's general election. The post After CNRP dissolution, what happens next for Cambodia? ...

Philippine troops detained, tortured civilians in Marawi - report

PHILIPPINE troops detained and tortured civilians trying to flee the besieged city of Marawi during a five-month battle with militants loyal to the Islamic State group, Amnesty International alleged on Friday. The post Philippine troops detained, tortured civilians in Marawi - report appeared first ...

US, South Korea vow for 'peaceful' solution to North Korea conflict

BOTH the United States and South Korea declared on Friday they are working towards a peaceful' resolution to tensions with North Korea, vowing to continue pressuring Kim Jong Un's regime towards denuclearisation. The post US, South Korea vow for 'peaceful' solution to North Korea conflict appeared ...

Shan State: Burma's hidden humanitarian crisis

THE violent campaign of land clearance and ethnic cleansing towards the Rohingya people is finally being exposed by media networks across the globe, intensifying the pressure on governments to tackle the unacceptable conduct of security forces in Burma . The post Shan State: Burma's hidden ...

4 sperm whales dead after mass stranding in Sumatra

FOUR sperm whales were reported to have died Tuesday following a mass stranding on a beach on the northwestern tip of Sumatra, Indonesia. The post 4 sperm whales dead after mass stranding in Sumatra appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Thailand's immigration detention centres 'inhumane' for refugees

FOR years, a 16 year-old Rohingya girl lingered in a tightly crammed cell with dozens of others in what human rights groups call inhumane' conditions. Her situation seemed hopeless.  The post Thailand's immigration detention centres 'inhumane' for refugees appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Missing British explorer on quest to locate lost Papuan tribe found 'alive and well'

THE British explorer who went missing while searching for a lost tribe of headhunters in Papua New Guinea has been found alive, three weeks after he vanished. The post Missing British explorer on quest to locate lost Papuan tribe found 'alive and well' appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

'Destruction of democracy' in Cambodia as opposition party dissolved

CAMBODIA'S government faced international criticism on Friday after a Supreme Court ruling saw the dissolution of the country's only credible opposition party, effectively making Cambodia a one-party state. The post 'Destruction of democracy' in Cambodia as opposition party dissolved appeared first ...

'He stuck a knife into my side': Burmese army accused of gang-raping women and girls

BURMA'S military systematically raped and tortured women and girls as part of their campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in Northern Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Thursday. The post 'He stuck a knife into my side': Burmese army accused of gang-raping ...

Malaysian bureaucrat fired after 2,000 days of absence

A CIVIL servant from Malaysia's Education Ministry was finally sacked recently after being absent from work for over 2,000 days, highlighting the level of leniency afforded to the government's bloated workforce. The post Malaysian bureaucrat fired after 2,000 days of absence appeared first on Asian ...

As Tillerson visits Burma, Holocaust Museum points to 'mounting evidence of genocide'

THERE is mounting evidence of genocide' in Burma according to a report published this week, as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressed the need for a credible and impartial investigation' into alleged abuses against Rohingya Muslims during a one-day state visit on Wednesday. The post As ...

Asean reaches regional consensus over rights of migrant workers

ALMOST ten years of policy jostling between and among Southeast Asian nations led to three months of smooth sailing for a regional grouping to adopt a pact on the human rights of migrant workers. The post Asean reaches regional consensus over rights of migrant workers appeared first on Asian ...

BBC explorer in search of 'headhunter tribe' goes missing in remote Papua New Guinea jungle

PROLIFIC British explorer Benedict Allen has reportedly gone missing in the remote jungles of Papua New Guinea while searching for a lost tribe of headhunters. The post BBC explorer in search of 'headhunter tribe' goes missing in remote Papua New Guinea jungle appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Electric shocks, forced injections: Inside China's 'abusive' LGBT conversion clinics

WHILE yesterday was a boon for the LGBT community of Australia with an overwhelming Yes' vote for marriage equality, disturbing reports coming out of China left a bitter taste in the mouth as it was exposed the draconian practices of conversion therapy were still being used in Chinese public ...

China, Philippines bullish over improving bilateral relations

CHINESE Premier Li Keqiang and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed confidence the improving relationship of the two countries will be sustained, despite their ongoing dispute over territorial claims in the South China Sea.  The post China, Philippines bullish over improving bilateral ...

How Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement was crushed and activists silenced

YOUNG Hong Kong democracy activists Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law were released on bail from jail on October 23. They will now appeal against the prison sentence for their role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement. The post How Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement was crushed and activists silenced ...