South/East Asia Today.
South/East Asia Today. Is a weekly + round up of the 10 or so most important News events.
Via, Uwe Paschen.
US Secretary of State H. Clinton still touring Asia Asking for money to bail out the US.
As the US Secretary of States keeps on touring Asia it becomes now very clear that the only reason for that trip is to beg for money to bail out the Ailing and bankrupt US, as under the Bush administration the Obama administration is still holding out both of their hands to Asia’s Super Powers. Such as China, Japan and South Korea for cash only this time not to help finance a War but rather to bail out a bankrupt US.
Meanwhile South Korea is warning that its intelligence provided Information’s that North Korea as managed to build a Missile that could strike Guam, a US territory close to Australia with a major military set up. This would mean that NK could also hit India, most of Russia and China. Further, it seems that NK did also manage to get its hands on 40 Kg of Plutonium for Atom Bombs.
In Thailand, Harry Nicolaides, an Australian Writer that offended the Royal Thai family was pardoned after 5 month in Jail and send back to Australia via Air Mail. Where he arrived safely and well off. The Thai Government has banned almost 4000 Web Sites in recent Month that where considered an affront to the Royal Family. 17 More cases of insult to the Royal Family are still active and to be triad.
In Malaysia Pirates have kidnapped some sailors making Somalia not the only hot spot for this sort of activity and yet Indonesia and Malaysia do not find them self in the news for Pirating as often as Somalia even though the problem is equally important in Asia as it is in East Africa.
Further news in Malaysia would be the political unrest due to a majority government that became a minority government after the defection of three of its members allegedly bough by the opposition. This has plunged the country into turmoil and a major political crisis on top of its financial crisis.
Thailand is being hit hard by the Global melt down and this is being felt on the streets now with massive protest against the government.
Thailand and Indonesia are to meet, for the upcoming ASEAN meeting to discuss the treatment of the Rohingya boat people among the items topping the agenda.
The 74 minors trapped in Chinese illegal mines are still missing in spite of rescue efforts.
In Myanmar, the Dictatorial Government has granted amnesty to more then 6000 prisoners. Yet Pro-Democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi is still detained under house arrest for now 13 years even though elections are supposedly to be held next Year.
China does advice Tibet Monks not to protest this year in light of the upcoming anniversary of last year protest. Next month will be the 50th anniversary since the Dalai Lama fled for India. I may be hard for the monks to obey the Governments advice.
In Indonesia, a Tsunami Museum is now open however, the expedition is still missing. More then 240,000 people died in the tsunami of 2004 and this museum is meant to remember the victims as well as the disaster.
( Japan news is a separate Post)
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