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  1. Philippines: Duterte won’t defy Supreme Court on martial law – palace

    PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte will not ignore the Supreme Court or Congress on the implementation of martial law in Mindanao, the Malacañang Palace said on Monday as it sought to contain backlash over the leader’s controversial remarks last weekend. The post Philippines: Duterte won’t defy Supreme Court on martial law – palace appeared first on Asian Corr…
  2. China to impose controversial cyber surveillance law from this week

    CHINA, battling increased threats from cyber-terrorism and hacking, will adopt from Thursday a controversial law that mandates strict data surveillance and storage for firms working in the country, the official Xinhua news agency said. The post China to impose controversial cyber surveillance law from this week appeared first on Asian…
  3. Philippines: City in lockdown over fears evacuees infiltrated by militants

    THE PHILIPPINE city of Iligan was overflowing with evacuees and on lockdown on Monday over fears Islamist militants had sneaked out of nearby Marawi, where troops were battling to drive out gunmen holed up in buildings for a seventh day. The post Philippines: City in lockdown over fears evacuees infiltrated by militants appeared first on Asian…
  4. Burma: Ultranationalist Ma Ba Tha group to change name to circumvent ban

    HARDLINE Buddhist-nationalist group Ma Ba Tha have announced their intention to change their name to continue activities, in response to a ban imposed by a government body in Burma (Myanmar). The post Burma: Ultranationalist Ma Ba Tha group to change name to circumvent ban appeared first on Asian…
  5. Philippines: Duterte says won’t listen to Supreme Court, Congress on martial law

    PHILIPPINES President Rodrigo Duterte has asserted he “will not listen” to the country’s Supreme Court or Congress on the implementation of martial law in Mindanao. The post Philippines: Duterte says won’t listen to Supreme Court, Congress on martial law appeared first on Asian Corre…
  6. Philippines: Rape is never a joke, commission tells Duterte

    CONTROVERSIAL Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has been taken to task for joking about rape as he sought to reassure protection for troops fighting in the restive Islamic city of Marawi. The post Philippines: Rape is never a joke, commission tells Duterte appeared first on Asian…
  7. North Korea fires short-range Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protests

    NORTH Korea fired what appeared to be a short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast, the latest in a series of missile tests defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions. The post North Korea fires short-range Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protests appeared first on Asian…
  8. Pakistan: Fatwa condemns terrorism, labels suicide attackers traitors

    PROMINENT Pakistani scholars from all religious schools of thought issued a unanimous Fatwa on Saturday, condemning terrorism and extremism. The post Pakistan: Fatwa condemns terrorism, labels suicide attackers traitors appeared first on Asian…
  9. Philippines: Bodies of civilians dumped near city besieged by Islamists (graphic)

    BODIES of what appeared to be executed civilians were found in a ravine outside a besieged Philippine city on Sunday as a six-day occupation by Islamist rebels resisting a military onslaught took a more sinister turn. The post Philippines: Bodies of civilians dumped near city besieged by Islamists (graphic) appeared first on Asian…
  10. Sri Lanka seeks international help after deadly flooding, landslides

    THE number of people known to have been killed in floods and landslides in Sri Lanka rose to 122, officials said on Saturday, as the country appealed for international assistance. The post Sri Lanka seeks international help after deadly flooding, landslides appeared first on Asian…
  11. Malaysia to tighten border security after regional attacks – minister

    MALAYSIA will tighten security at its borders following the recent spate of militant and terrorist attacks in neighbouring countries and deploy more assets to these areas. The post Malaysia to tighten border security after regional attacks – minister appeared first on Asian…
  12. Australian drug convict Schapelle Corby returns home from Bali

    CONVICTED drug smuggler Schapelle Corby arrived in Australia on Sunday after completing a twelve-and-a-half-year sentence for smuggling marijuana to Indonesia, a case which received huge media attention and soured ties between the two countries. The post Australian drug convict Schapelle Corby returns home from Bali appeared first on Asian…
  13. North Korea: Kim orders mass production of new anti-aircraft weapon

    NORTH Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised the test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system and ordered its mass production and deployment throughout the country, the state news agency reported on Sunday, after weeks of defiant ballistic missile tests. The post North Korea: Kim orders mass production of new anti-aircraft weapon appeared first on Asian…
  14. Burma’s Muslims face restrictions on where to pray during Ramadan – Rights group

    AS Ramadan begins, Muslims in Burma are increasingly restricted in where they can pray or study their faith, points out Human Rights Watch (HRW). The post Burma’s Muslims face restrictions on where to pray during Ramadan – Rights group appeared first on Asian C…