Asian people http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24647/all en REUTERS WORLD NEWS OUTLOOK http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-world-news-outlook <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following are some of the main world news events expected in the next week (all times GMT). Asterisks denote new listings.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9</p> <p>WASHINGTON - Afghan President Hamid Karzai visits United States (to Jan. 11). ** LONDON - Britain hosts an international meeting to plan for the period after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's departure (to Jan. 10).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-world-news-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian people Hamid Karzai Pashtun people Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 07:45:03 +0000 5731990 at http://www.globalpost.com Lawsuit threat reminds critics of caution in more open Singapore http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/lawsuit-threat-reminds-critics-caution-more-open-singapore <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By John O'Callaghan</p> <p>SINGAPORE, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Singapore's long-ruling government is reacting to discontent about rising prices, foreign workers and a sluggish economy with unprecedented openness but threats of lawsuits show it remains testy with critics deemed to have crossed the line.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/lawsuit-threat-reminds-critics-caution-more-open-singapore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian people Government Hakka people Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 05:45:03 +0000 5732990 at http://www.globalpost.com Philippine Congress okays bill on payments to human rights victims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/philippine-congress-okays-bill-payments-human-rights-victims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MANILA, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The Philippine Congress has approved a bill awarding compensation to thousands of victims of human rights abuses under late President Ferdinand Marcos's 20-year iron rule.</p> <p>Under the final version of the bill approved by a bicameral committee late on Wednesday, payments amounting to more than 10 billion pesos ($246 million) to the victims will come from funds recovered by the government from Marcos's ill-gotten wealth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/philippine-congress-okays-bill-payments-human-rights-victims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian people Business Filipino people Hospitality Law Philippines Politics Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 04:30:04 +0000 5738662 at http://www.globalpost.com Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew in hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/singapores-lee-kuan-yew-hospital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is recovering in hospital after suffering from an irregular heartbeat, the government said Saturday.</p> <p>Lee, 89, will remain at Singapore General Hospital for a few days, said a statement issued by the office of his son, current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.</p> <p>The elder Lee was confined on Friday "after experiencing a suspected transient ischaemic attack (TIA) associated with a prolonged episode of atrial fibrillation", or an irregular heartbeat, the statement said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/singapores-lee-kuan-yew-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian people Government Hakka people Lee Kuan Yew Politics AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 12:15:46 +0000 5757458 at http://www.globalpost.com Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew in hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/singapores-lee-kuan-yew-hospital-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Singapore's founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is recovering in hospital after suffering from an irregular heartbeat, the government said Saturday.</p> <p>Lee, 89, will remain at Singapore General Hospital for a few days, said a statement issued by the office of his son, current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, 61.</p> <p>The elder Lee was confined on Friday "after experiencing a suspected transient ischaemic attack (TIA)" associated with a prolonged episode of irregular heartbeat, the statement said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/singapores-lee-kuan-yew-hospital-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian people Government Hakka people Human Interest Politics AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 13:45:53 +0000 5757491 at http://www.globalpost.com Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew discharged from hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/singapores-lee-kuan-yew-discharged-hospital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew has been discharged from hospital after being confined due to an irregular heartbeat, the government said Sunday.</p> <p>A statement from the office of his son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, said the 89-year-old former leader was resting at home.</p> <p>"The doctors are following up with him to optimise his anti-coagulation therapy, in order to minimise the risk of further transient ischaemic attacks," it said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/singapores-lee-kuan-yew-discharged-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian people Government Hakka people Human Interest Politics AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 09:30:44 +0000 5758012 at http://www.globalpost.com EU wants Cambodia to pay more for Khmer Rouge crimes court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/eu-wants-cambodia-pay-more-khmer-rouge-crimes-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PHNOM PENH, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The European Union is calling on Cambodia to come up with more cash for a Khmer Rouge war crimes tribunal, where resignations have slowed proceedings and some staff are threatening to strike after going for more than two months without pay.</p> <p>Up to 2.2 million people died under the ultra-Maoist Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1979, a quarter of the population. The tribunal, set up in 2005, has found only one person, a relatively lowly prison chief, guilty of crimes connected with the killings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/eu-wants-cambodia-pay-more-khmer-rouge-crimes-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian people Business Cambodia Health Hospitality Human Interest Khmer Rouge Labor Law Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 08:15:39 +0000 5761799 at http://www.globalpost.com Philippines to compensate Marcos rights victims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/philippines-compensate-marcos-rights-victims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Philippine President Benigno Aquino signed a landmark law on Monday compensating human rights victims of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, 27 years after a bloodless "People Power" revolution ended his reign.</p> <p>Ten billion pesos ($244 million) will be distributed to potentially thousands of people who were tortured, raped or detained, as well as relatives of those who were killed, by Marcos's security forces during his 20-year rule.</p> <p>Speaking at a ceremony in Manila to mark the anniversary, Aquino said the law was part of his government's efforts to "right the wrongs of the past".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/philippines-compensate-marcos-rights-victims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian people Benigno Aquino Filipino people Philippines Politics AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 06:16:46 +0000 5765657 at http://www.globalpost.com Philippines to compensate Marcos rights victims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/philippines-compensate-marcos-rights-victims-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Philippine President Benigno Aquino signed a landmark law on Monday compensating human rights victims of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, 27 years after a bloodless "People Power" revolution ended his reign.</p> <p>Ten billion pesos ($244 million) will be distributed to potentially thousands of people whom Marcos's security forces tortured, raped or detained, as well as relatives of those who were killed, during his rule.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/philippines-compensate-marcos-rights-victims-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian people Filipino people Human Interest Marcos Jnr Philippines Politics AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 08:15:38 +0000 5765720 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain pledges £1.4 mn for Cambodia war crimes court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/britain-pledges-14-mn-cambodia-war-crimes-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain pledged £1.4 million ($2.1 million, 1.6 million euros) on Monday to fund Cambodia's Khmer Rouge war crimes court, which is close to running out of money.</p> <p>British Foreign Secretary William Hague said the court, which is trying top leaders of the murderous communist regime that ruled Cambodia in the late 1970s, was one of the most important since the post-World War II Nuremberg trials.</p> <p>"Both the international and national sides of the court are facing severe financial shortfalls," Hague told parliament.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/britain-pledges-14-mn-cambodia-war-crimes-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian people Business Cambodia Human Interest Khmer Rouge Labor Law War AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:16:49 +0000 5766174 at http://www.globalpost.com Bangkok governor gets second term http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/bangkok-governor-gets-second-term <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bangkok's governor swept back into city hall Sunday after winning a hotly-contested poll which spotlighted Thailand's lingering political divisions.</p> <p>Sukhumbhand Paribatra of the royalist pro-establishment Democrat party overcame a rival from the ruling Puea Thai party, which is backed by "Red Shirt" supporters of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.</p> <p>Unofficial results on the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority website showed Sukhumbhand took more than 1.25 million of the 2.7 million votes polled, a quarter of a million more than leading rival Pongsapat Pongcharoen. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/bangkok-governor-gets-second-term" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian people Social Issues Technology Thai people Thailand AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 14:15:28 +0000 5772120 at http://www.globalpost.com Cambodia's Khmer Rouge trial suspended due to strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/cambodias-khmer-rouge-trial-suspended-due-strike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cambodia's war crimes court was forced to suspend the trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders Monday because of a strike over unpaid wages, in the latest setback to the troubled UN-backed tribunal.</p> <p>About 20 Cambodian translators and interpreters are refusing to work until they receive their salaries for the past three months, court spokesman Neth Pheaktra told AFP, adding that the trial was adjourned "indefinitely".</p> <p>"I appeal to the donor countries to help resolve the issue by providing more funds to the national side of the court," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/cambodias-khmer-rouge-trial-suspended-due-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian people Business Cambodia Human Interest Khmer Rouge Labor Law AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 07:15:17 +0000 5772589 at http://www.globalpost.com Khmer Rouge defendant in critical condition: lawyer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/khmer-rouge-defendant-critical-condition-lawyer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A former Khmer Rouge leader on trial for genocide is in critical condition in hospital, his lawyer said Wednesday, stoking fears that top figures in the murderous regime may never face justice.</p> <p>Ieng Sary, who at 87 years old is the oldest defendant at Cambodia's UN-backed war crimes court, was hospitalised on Monday with stomach problems -- the latest in a string of ailments.</p> <p>"His situation is critical now," Ieng Sary's Cambodian lawyer Ang Udom told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/khmer-rouge-defendant-critical-condition-lawyer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian people Cambodia Human Interest Khmer Rouge AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 10:30:55 +0000 5774823 at http://www.globalpost.com Khmer Rouge defendant in 'critical condition' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/khmer-rouge-defendant-critical-condition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A former Khmer Rouge leader on trial for genocide is in critical condition in hospital, his lawyer said Wednesday, stoking fears that top figures in the murderous regime may never face justice.</p> <p>Ieng Sary, who at 87 years old is the oldest defendant at Cambodia's UN-backed war crimes court, was hospitalised on Monday with stomach problems -- the latest in a string of ailments.</p> <p>"His situation is critical now," Ieng Sary's Cambodian lawyer Ang Udom told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/khmer-rouge-defendant-critical-condition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian people Cambodia Human Interest Khmer Rouge AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:45:40 +0000 5774932 at http://www.globalpost.com Cambodia opposition head compares notes with Suu Kyi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/cambodia-opposition-head-compares-notes-suu-kyi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cambodia's opposition leader-in-exile Sam Rainsy met his Myanmar counterpart Aung San Suu Kyi Saturday in Yangon where they discussed their parallel struggles for democracy, officials from his party said.</p> <p>Sam Rainsy, seen as the main rival to Cambodia's strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen, lives in France to avoid prison for a string of convictions that critics contend are politically motivated.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/cambodia-opposition-head-compares-notes-suu-kyi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian people Burma Burmese people AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 10:30:27 +0000 5777968 at http://www.globalpost.com