Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other top officials have come under fire for being granted prime real estate in the capital at preferential prices under a state program, contradicting their reformist pledges to shun perks of power in a country impoverished by decades of misrule.
Month: June 2020
Eight Years Later—Malaysia’s Sedition Act Is Still In Place
Passed during colonial rule three years after the British re-imposition from Japan, Malaysia’s Sedition Act of 1948 still remains the law of the land despite
Rights Groups Call on Beijing to Scrap Hong Kong Subversion Law
More than 80 human rights groups from around the world have called on Beijing to scrap its plan to impose draconian subversion legislation on Hong
Last Year Today: A Misguided Hope?
On June 17, 2019–exactly a year ago today, Demosisto Secretary-General and student activist Joshua Wong was released from prison, having served his two month sentence
These officials flouted lockdown rules in Myanmar, Malaysia, and the Philippines
In Malaysia and the Philippines a particularly strict enforcement of these measures saw thousands of arrests and heavy penalties for violations from March onwards.
But a number of government officials were caught violating the very quarantine protocols they were supposed to oversee.