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2022/01/24 | Voice of America

Malaysia’s Top Anti-corruption Cop Sues Whistleblower for Defamation

Hundreds of people rallied in downtown Kuala Lumpur on Saturday calling on Azam Baki, chief commissioner of Malaysia’s Anti-Corruption Commission, to step down over corruption allegations.

2022/01/13 | Voice of America

With West Distracted by Pandemic, Vietnam Ramps Up Repression

“Vietnam is the world’s third-largest prison for journalists, right after autocratic regimes like Xi’s China, and junta-ruled Myanmar.”

2022/01/06 | Voice of America

Martial Law Victims in the Philippines Challenge Marcos’ Presidential Bid

Cases against Marcos filed on behalf of the victims are piling up at the Commission on Elections. The petitions ask the body to either cancel Marcos’ certificate of candidacy or to disqualify him due to a criminal conviction in 1997 over his failure to file income tax returns decades ago.

2021/12/28 | Voice of America

Should US Get Tougher on China Over Hong Kong or Use Other Approach?

One step that the U.S. should take is to work with Britain to seek international legal recourse for China’s actions by virtue of London’s status as a party to the Sino-British Joint Declaration, some analysts say.

2021/12/24 | Voice of America

South Korea’s Moon Pardons Disgraced Former President Park

According to a poll last month, 39% of South Korean voters supported a pardon, while 44% opposed it.

2021/12/13 | Voice of America

Vietnam’s First Metro, in Hanoi, Hobbled by Lack of Riders

It took 10 years for the metro line to enter service, but the value of the controversial project is being questioned.

2021/12/06 | Voice of America

Journalists Work Clandestinely in Post-Coup Myanmar

“The biggest challenge is trying to practice ethical journalism at this critical time. If we write about revolutionary forces, the military will arrest us. Pro-revolutionary forces also label us pro-military media while reporting on military matters.”

2021/11/23 | Voice of America

Experts: US Boycott of Beijing Olympics Would Dash Seoul’s Hopes for Diplomacy

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said a declaration to end the Korean War could be a “catalyst” for the resumption of dialogue with North Korea.

2021/11/17 | Voice of America

Thai Court Bars Royal Reform Calls, Fuels Fears of Swelling Social Schism

By stifling open debate on reform, the ruling will only aggravate one of the most volatile fault lines running through Thai society, experts say.

2021/11/11 | Voice of America

Chinese Newspaper Removes Editorial Calling for More Media Freedom

Hu Xijin is better known for his acerbic attacks on the United States, but in his Monday piece, he instead criticized Beijing.

2021/11/08 | Voice of America

China Trying to Snuff Murder Mystery Role-Playing Games

“If it’s a good script, you will be surprised every step of the way, and that brings out a sense of accomplishment if you figure out who’s the murderer.”

2021/11/03 | Voice of America

Soviet-era Memories Shape European Lawmakers’ View of China and Taiwan

“Lithuania has suffered badly under the Soviet communist regime,” a parliamentarian said. “Unfortunately, what the Chinese government is doing, on many levels, is worse.”

2021/10/27 | Voice of America

Amnesty International Closing Hong Kong Offices Amid Security Concerns

The Hong Kong offices have a sister location in Bangkok. The group continues to conduct research and advocacy work across other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

2021/10/25 | Voice of America

Thai Water Project Clears Major Hurdle After China Shows Interest

The Thai government has approved a crucial environmental impact assessment for the Yuam River water diversion project. Rights groups are worrying about the villages a new reservoir would displace.

2021/10/18 | Voice of America

China Seen Tightening Grip on Macao

Macao has been paired with neighboring Guangdong in a special economic zone, with special tax and other policies aimed at diversifying Macao’s economy away from gambling.

2021/10/12 | Voice of America

Analysts: Thaw in Sino-US Trade Dispute Would Lift World Supply Chains, Dent Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian countries should expect less investment by multinationals trying to sustain U.S.-bound exports without shipping from China.

2021/10/05 | Voice of America

US To Have ‘Frank’ Discussions With China About Trade

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said China has fallen short of its purchase promises and she would seek a meeting with her Chinese counterpart to review the matter.