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  • Crazy Rich Asians to be Hollywood’s first all-Asian cast in 25 years
    by Asian Correspondent Staff on 25. april 2018 at 09:26

    FORTHCOMING comedy Crazy Rich Asians will be the first film produced in Hollywood in two and a half decades to feature an all ethnically Asian cast. The post Crazy Rich Asians to be Hollywood’s first all-Asian cast in 25 years appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Rights group alleges extortion, food shortages against Rohingya in Rakhine
    by Max Walden on 25. april 2018 at 04:53

    ROHINGYA  Muslims who have remained in northern Rakhine State in Burma (Myanmar) are being subjected to “dire” food shortages, limited medical aid and extortion by the army, according to a UK-based rights group. The post Rights group alleges extortion, food shortages against Rohingya in Rakhine appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • #Botmaggedon hits SE Asian Twitter ahead of regional elections
    by Soumik Roy on 25. april 2018 at 01:00

    THERE has been a sudden rise in the number of Twitter accounts in Southeast and East Asia. Many news outlets have reported on the phenomenon after Maya Gilliss-Chapman, a Silicon Valley based Cambodian tech noticed something odd with her account earlier this month. The post #Botmaggedon hits SE Asian Twitter ahead of regional elections appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Could the US win World War III without using nuclear weapons?
    by Dan Plesch on 25. april 2018 at 00:00

    AS the US, Russia and China test each other’s patience and strategic focus, speculation about the chances of a world war has hit a new high. But many of the people seriously engaged in this weighty discussion often get it wrong. The post Could the US win World War III without using nuclear weapons? appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Indonesia’s crackdown on illegal fishing is paying off, study finds
    by Basten Gokkon on 25. april 2018 at 00:00

    TOUGH measures by Indonesia to protect its fisheries from foreign poaching vessels are proving effective in helping replenish fish stocks, a new study says. The post Indonesia’s crackdown on illegal fishing is paying off, study finds appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Leeds United to tour Burma despite military crackdown
    by Emma Richards on 24. april 2018 at 22:26

    ENGLISH Championship soccer team Leeds United will visit Burma for their post-season tour next month despite an army crackdown and accusations of "ethnic cleansing" occurring in some areas of the country. The post Leeds United to tour Burma despite military crackdown appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Trump calls North Korea’s Kim ‘very honourable’
    by Asian Correspondent Staff on 24. april 2018 at 20:00

    AHEAD of a summit slated for May or June, US President Donald Trump has praised North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un as “very honourable” and said discussions about a meeting were going well. The post Trump calls North Korea’s Kim ‘very honourable’ appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • The 5 most dangerous airports in the Asia Pacific
    by Holly Patrick on 24. april 2018 at 18:00

    AVIOPHOBIA is a common fear of flying experienced by over 20 million people, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The post The 5 most dangerous airports in the Asia Pacific appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • ‘Restoration of respect’: Human rights must be at forefront of Malaysia’s GE14
    by Emma Richards on 24. april 2018 at 04:00

    IN the lead up to the general election, candidates must work towards the “restoration of respect” and commit to the “protection of human rights,” as vulnerable groups continue to face persecution and civic space continues to shrink in Malaysia, Amnesty International said today. The post ‘Restoration of respect’: Human rights must be at forefront of Malaysia’s GE14 appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Poachers are skinning elephants in Burma due to Chinese demand for skin
    by Emma Richards on 24. april 2018 at 02:00

    CHINESE demand for products made from elephant skin has led to a marked increase in poaching in Burma (Myanmar) and a rise in elephant carcasses with large strips of skin missing but the rest of the body intact, a UK-based conservation said Tuesday. The post Poachers are skinning elephants in Burma due to Chinese demand for skin appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]