The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has postponed the country’s Human Rights Day celebration, originally scheduled tomorrow. The postponement was announced by Suhakam Chairman Razali Ismail. The police informed the commission and Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad that there are “serious security risks” arising out of tomorrow’s events, Razali said. The anti-ICERD rally of UMNO […]
Six security guards of a multi-national banana grower were injured when suspected New People’s Army rebels attacked the firm’s processing plant in southern Philippines last night. The attack started at about 8:45 PM. An undetermined number of NPA rebels threw two rifle grenades at the plant of Lapanday Banana Group of Companies in Barangay (village) Dallag, Arakan town, North Cotabato province.
About 1,000 Indonesian Muslims gathered in front of the temporary headquarters of the Bareskrim Police in Central Jakarta to oversee the police investigation of Habib Bahar bin Smith today. Habib Bahar is the leader and founder of the Prophet’s Defenders Assembly.
West Papua Liberation Army (WPLA) commander Egianus Kogoya said the armed separatist group will engage the Indonesian military and police. The statement is a reiteration of the group’s declaration of war against Indonesia in February this year.
The West Papua Liberation Army (WPLA) has claimed responsibility for the killings of up to 31 Indonesian construction workers in Papua, Radio New Zealand reported. The claims confirmed initial blame placed on the separatist group by Indonesian authorities.
According to a survey released by the World Health Organization (WHO), Thailand had the highest reported death rates caused by road accidents in Southeast Asia. The road fatalities accounted for 32.7 percent of all reported deaths per 100,000 of the population.
Thailand has affirmed February 24 as the day of its general election. A royal decree calling for the February 24 election will be published in the Royal Gazette on January 2. The ban on political activities will be fully lifted on that date, allowing election campaigning and political gatherings.
Today, Malaysia has proposed a meeting with Singapore to discuss two territorial issues. The first issue concerns Singapore’s publication of the ILS Approach Procedures for Selatar Airport on December 1. Malaysia says the airspace managed by the city-state falls under Malaysia’s territory.