Thursday, January 29, 2009

And it's not even February yet.

Singapore: We just sent off Moe, our Burmese activist friend, at the airport. He is in Indonesia now under a refugee status after being expelled from Singapore.

Malaysia: 22 year-old Kugan Ananthan dies in police custody. Malaysian Indian community infuriated because this has not been the first time, and may not be the last.

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka in humanitarian crisis. More than 300 civilians feared killed in the last 24 hours.

Zimbabwe: When Africa's heads of state meet this Sunday, they will be greeted by a crowd of hunger strikers, calling for justice and democracy in Zimbabwe. Join the fast this Sunday.

Gaza: Reporters Without Borders went to the Israeli embassy in Paris and, in a symbolic gesture, handed a copy of the call signed by 160 international news media to restore media access to the Gaza Strip.


ed said...

A Malaysian Indian dying in police custody? I find it hard to believe that the people in Malaysia can be primitive enough to allow this to happen. Perpetrators at official levels do not exist without the apathetic collusion of the populace. I would expect murder charges. Or do the Malaysians require the same response given with Rodney King before they decide to do something about it?