When an ethnic Vietnamese crashed his motorcycle into an ethnic Khmer's car in Phnom Penh's Meanchey district last Saturday night, he was attacked by Khmers shouting the racially charged term for Vietnamese — “yuon” — and beaten to death.
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Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra seems to have changed her strategy from making gentle compromises to adopting a more aggressive “an eye for an eye” model as the political battle gets tougher.
A damning United Nations report has placed North Korea in hot water. The reclusive regime is, of course, no stranger to unwanted global attention.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policy package, dubbed Abenomics, is being put to the test in terms of whether it will achieve stable and sustainable growth.
In a time, like today, of rapid power shifts, the world's heavyweights are no longer occupying themselves with the usual strategic ambivalence — their mantra over the past three decades. Such a mindset was the right attitude to have in the past, but somehow this non-committal behavior is no longer the norm. Friends and foes alike want to make sure they are on the right side. It's time to speak out.
In a park in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale sits a life-size statue of a Korean woman, next to an empty chair. It has been in place since last July, to commemorate World War II “comfort women,” or sex slaves to Japanese soldiers, many of them Korean.
Newly minted Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe faces not only the gargantuan task of getting the Japanese capital ready to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. But he is also likely to be busy fending off allegations against him, ranging from abuse of public funds to discrimination against women.
Less than two months ago, Arvind Kejriwal rode Delhi's Metro to his own swearing-in as the city's Chief Minister after winning one of the most stunning election debuts as a newcomer to Indian politics.
When it comes to mutant influenza strains, H7N9 is the one to watch.
As Anwar Ibrahim heads to Kajang for a crucial by-election next month, he could hope to be like the satay the Selangor town is famous for — spicy and sought-after.