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Southeast Asia’s haze crisis: A ‘crime against humanity’

Southeast Asia’s haze crisis: A ‘crime against humanity’

(CNN) Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia are choking under a thick haze of wildfire smoke caused by the annual burning of land for the production of pulp, paper and palm oil on the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan. The haze is so bad it’s been described by the Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics... 

Secession for Johor, Sabah or Sarawak not realistic, (Singapore-based) academic says

Secession for Johor, Sabah or Sarawak not realistic, (Singapore-based) academic says

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 ― Pushing for secession is not a realistic option for Johor, Sabah or Sarawak as it would be considered a crime under the country’s laws, an academic has said amid the recent threat of secession by the Johor crown prince. Professor Andrew Harding, director of the Centre for Asian Legal Studies at... 

HRW: Malaysia becoming ‘police state’ as govt battles scandal

HRW: Malaysia becoming ‘police state’ as govt battles scandal

Protestors demand for Prime Minister Najib Razak's resignation during an anti-government rally in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2015 (Photo: AFP) KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia increasingly resembles a “police state” as the government uses repressive laws to silence critics including those demanding the prime minister... 

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