Awami Workers Party rejects Indian press reports which portray a video of an AWP-Gilgit Baltistan election rally for Baba Jan as a separatist uprising against Pakistan. The video, originally shared by India-based Asian News International agency on August 13 2016, has now been shared by multiple Indian outlets as evidence of an ongoing separatist uprising in which hundreds of arrests have been made. The AWP rejects these reports as completely baseless.
China bans Muslim names for Uyghur minority in Xinjiang
Uyghurs face ban on Muslim names for children as China celebrates Xinjiang’s 60th anniversary
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says finds “listening devices” in his studio
Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei’s work can be socially incendiary, at least in the eyes of the Chinese government. Back in 2011, that was more than enough to get Ai arrested, detained and indefinitely barred from leaving Beijing.
Rohingyas are dying. Will the real Aung San Suu Kyi please stand up?
The biggest elephant in the room at ASEAN today is the treatment of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority refugees from Buddhist dominated Burma. While the public debate rages and bordering on xenophobia, ASEAN’s treatment of these refugees is exceedingly inconsistent with rectitude.
Myanmar workers facing exploitation in Thai sweatshops
Migrant workers from Myanmar are subject to ‘wage theft’ in Thailand say campaigners for ethics in the garment making industry. But the organisation cannot name and shame the apparel brands benefitting from the exploitation – because the workers have no idea whose brands they are making clothes for.