India’s Supreme Court has agreed to revisit a previous judgement that upheld a law criminalizing gay sex. The judges say that the issue is a matter of constitutional importance. In Myanmar, a LGBT rights organization also plans to propose a new anti-discrimination law.
Last month, a landslide in the same mountainous area in Kachin State killed 114 people. The landslide occurred in Hpakant, an area where lies the source of virtually all of the world's finest jadeite, a near-translucent green stone that is enormously prized in neighboring China and attracts the poor-stricken workers to risk their lives mining over the place.
China also emphasized the need to boost people-to-people exchange between the two countries to further foster comprehensive cooperation, especially in economics and trade, hoping to solve the current imbalanced economic relationship between the two nations.
President Thein Sein and Min Aung Hlaing have congratulated Ms. Suu Kyi on her party's performance in the polls, though they have not formally conceded defeat. They have agreed to hold talks on national reconciliation with her after the final results are announced.
The report also shows that the Burmese and the Thai people, who have 87% of adult donations, mostly believe in Theravada Buddhism, which has a long tradition of donating to Buddhist monks. Therefore donation is a common practice in their societies. However, the report also draws comparison between the generosity of the Burmese and their persecution against the Rohingya people, a minority Muslim group in Myanmar.
Videos posted online show scuffles between protesters and security forces in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. One person with a bloodied face is heard shouting, “This is the bloodstain of Xi Jinping! I was beaten up because of Xi Jinping.”
The carton messages violate international and Vietnamese law, according to a statement on the official Vietnamese customs' website. In addition, China's territorial claims are under protest from the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan and Brunei.