After more than a month in Mandalay's Ohbo prison, Par Par Lay is afree person again. Burmese authorities released the prominentcomedian on 30 October 2007.
As you know, I have just completed a mission to Myanmar from 3 to 8 November, where I met today(8th) with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
Strange things are happening in the world of Thai secrets. We've long been used to the secret budget of the security forces, which is spent on secret things used in secret operations.
Thailand began a journey towards rule under the controversial Internal Security Law yesterday with the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) approving the draft Internal Security Bill (ISB) in principle with overwhelming support.
Here comes the election fest again. Politicians are busy grouping, merging, parting, and regrouping, while calls for free and fair election are made and echoed.
There is no end in sight for the chronic violence which has made life miserable and very insecure for communities living in the southern border provinces of our country, Muslims and Buddhists alike, ever since the armed raid on the army camp in January 2004.
RSF firmly condemns a crackdown by the security forces on theprivately-owned news media. Dozens of journalists have been detained,attacked or prevented from working. Transmission equipment has been seizedfrom several broadcast media. New regulations on newspapers and broadcastmedia promulgated on 3 November 2007 are a death warrant for some of theprivately-owned TV and radio news stations that emerged in recent years.
Prachatai has obtained a copy, marked ‘Confidential', of the draft ASEAN Charter which we present here.
Once referred to as the 'most hacked blogger of Malaysia', Jeremiah Foo moves around in the music, publishing and computer industry circles -- yes, all of those. He co-founded the eMuse Network, a pioneer in digital media and content development in south-east Asia.
Further to our recent update on court orders that at least 300 men in southern Thailand could not be held at so-called "vocational training" camps against their will (UP-123-2007), the police have since rearrested three and threatened others to go back to the camps if they don't also want to be taken back into custody by force.
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