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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar says sorry for monks' protest injuries at Monywa mine

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Government apologises to monks for protest injuries Myanmar's government has apologised to senior Buddhist clerics over injuries sustained in a violent ... the demonstration had a "political" element and that the government was treating the wounded with a "clear conscience". The pre-dawn raid on protest camps at the mine last month ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1100913/myanmar-says-sorry-monks-protest-injuries-monywa-mine
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must face up to communists in its midst

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... emergency laws introduced to deal with the spillover in Hong Kong from the Cultural Revolution across the border. The protests in Hong Kong turned ugly after a prominent journalist was murdered, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1100039/hong-kong-must-face-communists-its-midst
  3. News - China

    Beijing blames local administrations for opposition to industrial projects

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... for the rising tide of protests against big industrial projects over the past year. Zhou said the central government would seek to improve transparency and expand public participation when making ... … as the country is in a very sensitive period regarding environmental issues," Zhou said in Beijing. His remarks came days after street protests forced the government in the Zhejiang seaport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1081224/beijing-blames-local-administrations-opposition-industrial-projects
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    June 4 and July 1 groups fear for freedom of assembly

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... year. But several political parties and pressure groups that frequently organise rallies and protests and apply for licences said they did not know about the new rules and feared the government could further restrict freedom of assembly. Police had earlier imposed a surprise ban on stalls that groups had intended to set up along the route of today's protest march from Victoria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1116982/june-4-and-july-1-groups-fear-freedom-assembly
  5. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    ATV directors were unaware of licence protest rally

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow, Ada Lee

    ... of directors had no knowledge of a protest on Sunday or plans to broadcast it live. The ATV board did not know about major investor Wong Ching's plan to lead the protest outside government's ... complaints, most saying the broadcast of the protest was misleading and an abuse of the public airwaves. Sports and culture sector lawmaker Ma Fung-kwok, who with about 200 other industry veterans has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1081861/atv-directors-were-unaware-licence-protest-rally
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Protesters say Public Order Ordinance restricts their rights

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Protesters say the rules governing demonstrations stifle their rights by giving the long arm of the law way too much discretionary power reckoned with Police haul away yet another protester from another demonstration, ready to charge him or her with public order offences. This is Hong Kong now, but that long arm of the law stretches right back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1078885/protesters-say-public-order-ordinance-restricts-their-rights
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan anti-nuclear groups join forces ahead of election

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 01:03pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Anti-nuclear parties were coalescing into a new political grouping on Wednesday, as Japan’s fragmented electoral landscape shifts ahead of next month’s national poll. At least three recently-sprouted parties were readying to ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1092947/japan-anti-nuclear-groups-join-forces-ahead-poll
  8. News - World - PANAMA

    Protesters riot over law on Panama duty-free zone

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 07:37pm by Associated Press in Panama City

    ... Associated Press in Panama City Panama’s anti-riot police have used tear gas and fired into the air to disperse protesters in the Caribbean city of Colon who oppose a new law that allows the sale of state-owned land in the duty-free zone next to the Panama Canal. Hundreds of protesters burned tires and threw objects at police in Colon’s downtown, but began leaving the area after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1065817/protesters-riot-over-law-panama-duty-free-zone
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Dozens hurt in big Hainan township power plant pollution protest

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Police arrest more than 100 demonstrators as thousands hit streets over pollution fears Dozens hurt in Hainan power plant protest Thousands of residents ... using bricks and stones, witnesses said. The protest was the latest since January against government plans to build a coal-fired power plant on the town's doorstep. As well as surrounding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1067558/dozens-hurt-big-hainan-township-power-plant-pollution-protest
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Democracy may be the only way out

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE Democracy may be the only way out Hong Kong people are first-class protesters. We hit the streets at the drop of a hat. That has proved disconcerting ... vice-chairwoman and former justice secretary. "Can we be more rational?" she asked, referring to the mass rally outside the government headquarters over national education. "If [protesters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1030305/democracy-may-be-only-way-out

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