In pivotal decision, Dayaks in Malaysia state of Sarawak lose right to claim forests as communal area Reply

By Sulok Tawie Malay Mail Online Tuesday December 20, 2016

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The Dayak landowners, who come from all over Sarawak, with a banner outside Kuching High Court complex, giving their support to the headman Sandah anak Tabau and seven other landowners in Kuching December 20, 2016. — Pictures by Sulok Tawie

KUCHING, Malaysia – The Dayak people cannot apply their native customary rights (NCR) on land to claim virgin forests as their territorial domains and communal forest reserves, the Federal Court decided today in a crucial judgment that affect tens of other related disputes. More…

Myanmar Labor Rights Protestors Forcibly Detained Near Naypyidaw Reply

By HTET NAING ZAW/ THE IRRAWADDY| Wednesday, May 18, 2016 |

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Police forcibly detain labor rights protestors in Tatkon Township on Wednesday. (Photo: Thiha / The Irrawaddy)

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar  — Police in Tatkon Township forcibly detained labor rights protestors marching from Sagaing Division to Naypyidaw, three weeks into the march and just miles outside the capital. More…

Belgium Steps Up Bilateral Relations With Indonesia Reply

Jakarta Globe Tue March 15, 2016

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JAKARTA, Indonesia – . President Joko Widodo received the honorary visit of Belgian Princess Princess Astrid, the sister of King Phillipe, at the State Palace in Central Jakarta on Tuesday, as part of Indonesia’s efforts to boost bilateral relations between the two countries, especially with economic partnerships.

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Myanmar – Latpadaung activist Phyu Hnin Htwe release Reply

By Phyu Phyu Zin Mizzima News Oct 16, 2014

Activist Phyu Hnin Htwe, seen here on her release October 15. Photo: Ko Toe Gyi/Mizzima Activist Phyu Hnin Htwe, seen here on her release October 15. Photo: Ko Toe Gyi/Mizzima

Ma Phyu Hnin Htwe, a member of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions, was released by the Yinmarbin District court on October 15 after kidnapping charges against the activist were dropped. More…

Kuala Lumpur bags sixth spot in best performing Asian cities survey Reply

Milken Institute’s report noted that Kuala Lumpur recorded the third strongest job growth over the past five years, and its ranking was supported by a high per-capita household income. — Picture by Choo Choy May

The Malay Mail Online September 18, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR – Kuala Lumpur was ranked the 6th top performing Asian city ahead of Shanghai and Singapore, thanks to an “impressive job growth”, a US-based think tank revealed.

Milken Institute’s first ranking of the economic performance of Asia’s major cities was based on actual economic performance assessing job and income growth, and the strength of industries on the extent of economic value they add, it said in a statement. More…