Myanmar Buddhists seek tougher action against Rohingya
Asia / Health / National

Myanmar Buddhists seek tougher action against Rohingya

  BANGKOK (AP) — Several hundred Buddhist nationalists, including monks, rallied in Myanmar’s largest city on Wednesday to urge stronger action against insurgents from the Muslim Rohingya minority for attacks on police last week. The attacks in Rakhine state in western Myanmar have spiraled into chaotic violence, with more than 100 dead and villages torched. … Continue reading

UN rights chief slams Thai junta’s use of repressive law
Asia / National / U.S. News

UN rights chief slams Thai junta’s use of repressive law

BANGKOK (AP) — The United Nations joined international rights groups Thursday in criticizing a decision by Thailand’s military government to invoke a law that gives the junta chief near-absolute authority without any accountability. Junta chief and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Wednesday lifted martial law, which he imposed shortly before taking power in a coup … Continue reading