Bangladesh

‘Huge disgrace:’ Civil society groups say Bangladesh must investigate US-sanctioned ex-army chief

Retired Gen. Aziz Ahmed, who had been accused of graft before, was blacklisted for corruption on Monday by Washington.

South China Sea

South China Sea dispatch: Excitement, fear fill Philippine voyage to Scarborough Shoal

A BenarNews correspondent recounts his experience sailing aboard a Filipino civilian convoy to waters near disputed shoal.

South China Sea

Philippines demands China ‘open’ Scarborough Shoal for international, environmental audit

Manila accuses Beijing of damaging the environment and illegally harvesting giant clams and other species from South China Sea shoal.

Philippines

Advocacy groups criticize as flawed human rights panel established by Philippine leader

Earlier this month, President Marcos announced the creation of a so-called “super body” to promote human rights.

Malaysia

Malaysia’s new censorship guidelines restrict content even more, filmmakers say

The rules shut down discussion by prohibiting the questioning of “cultural values,” rights activists say.

South China Sea

South China Sea dispatch: Excitement, fear fill Philippine voyage to Scarborough Shoal

A BenarNews correspondent recounts his experience sailing aboard a Filipino civilian convoy to waters near disputed shoal.

The Trisakti Tragedy, 26 years on. Will justice be served?

Tagged leatherback turtles released into waters off Thailand

US, the Philippines and Japan forge stronger ties to counter China’s “dangerous, coercive” behavior

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