Asia-Pacific Research

2020 Nov 30 - 12:33pm
“If the justice system fails, the community will not.” I like this. But in the Philippines, every time the justice system fails, there’s no other recourse because there’s no community. This is sad. Community is “common” “unity”. This is what …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Filipino community, philippines
2020 Nov 27 - 10:01pm
Serene, prosperous, fertile. These words come to mind as I stand at the top of a hill in Tegaldowo village, on the island of Java, in Indonesia, one Sunday evening in 2019. It is an idiom used to describe this …
Tags: junktag (ignore), democracy, Indonesia
2020 Nov 27 - 9:51pm
Nearly 1,000 people in Mandalay Region’s Mogoke Township have left their villages due to clashes this week between the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and Myanmar’s military. The clashes have occurred about 11km north of Mogoke since Tuesday evening. U …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Myanmar, TNLA
2020 Nov 27 - 9:47pm
President-elect Joe Biden says Americans might have to die for the Senkaku Islands. You know, the 51st state. Er, a distant U.S. territory. Er, a vital geographic outpost blocking invasion routes into America. Er, some uninhabited rocks claimed by …
Tags: junktag (ignore), China, Japan, Joe Biden, Senkaku Islands, United States
2020 Nov 25 - 9:53pm
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released unemployment figures for the month of October, and in its monthly labour force survey on Thursday revealed an increase of one-tenth of one per cent nationwide, bringing the figure up to …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Australia, Australia unemployment
2020 Nov 25 - 9:29pm
In 2015, Salma’s husband and his parents held her down and poured nitric acid down her throat because they wanted more than the Tk 100,000 (USD 1,100) that her parents had already paid in dowry. For months since the wedding, …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Bangladesh
2020 Nov 25 - 8:45pm
Australia has a culture for war, and that culture breeds atrocities. The Australian government’s own inquiry has confirmed many of the allegations leaked by journalists regarding war crimes in Afghanistan, stemming from the execution by Australian special forces of prisoners …
Tags: junktag (ignore), afghanistan, Australia, SASR
2020 Nov 25 - 10:41am
Afghanis who say they have witnessed torture and murder at the hands of Australian soldiers want the chance to testify in court as well as compensation, a journalist says. *** Australia’s Defence Force Chief Angus Campbell announced yesterday that there …
Tags: junktag (ignore), afghanistan, Australia, Brereton inquiry
2020 Nov 23 - 7:55pm
Funded by the US government via the notorious National Endowment for Democracy (NED) – iLaw set about petitioning the Thai government to have the nation’s entire constitution rewritten and rewritten in such a way as to make it easier for …
Tags: junktag (ignore), iLaw, NED, Thai constitution, Thailand
2020 Nov 23 - 7:50pm
Everything is going as China has wanted with its India strategy since April. The situation has been evolving as Beijing predicted. In other words, whatever China wants India to do, India does. Because of its opaque governance system, it is …
Tags: junktag (ignore), China, Chinese economy, India, Indian Economy
2020 Nov 23 - 7:47pm
Indonesia’s dwindling forests may be cleared for farmland under a government-led program to boost domestic food production, raising fears of a surge in deforestation. The government’s “food estate” program calls for establishing millions of hectares of new farmland, mostly for …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Agribusiness, Indonesia, Indonesia food crisis

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