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    Supreme Court forces nationalism into movie theatres

    News, Noah Feldman, Published on 05/12/2016

    » Amid rising Hindu nationalism, the Supreme Court of India has ordered theatres to play the national anthem before films and directed moviegoers to stand at attention -- no excuses. The Indian constitution is a wonder of the world, but this decision undercuts free-speech and individual rights at a moment when the country can ill-afford it. The court, which has the final word in interpreting the constitution, can still reverse itself. And it should, because the court's job is to protect rights, not to impose duties and obligations when the legislature has not done so.

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    Mission to India

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 13/06/2016

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha can expect a warm welcome when he arrives in India on Thursday, but no endorsement, implicit or explicit, of the military regime he heads.

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    Millions vote in Myanmar polls

    Associated Press, Published on 08/11/2015

    » With tremendous excitement and hope, millions of citizens voted Sunday in Myanmar's historic general election that will test whether the military's long-standing grip on power can be loosened, with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party expected to secure an easy victory.

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    Myanmar's ruling party leader ousted in power play

    Published on 13/08/2015

    » YANGON - The leader of Myanmar's ruling party has been removed from his post, an official said on Thursday, after a shock police swoop on party headquarters that laid bare a power struggle among key political players ahead of elections.

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    China urges Suu Kyi to maintain positive ties

    Published on 11/06/2015

    » BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping told Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday that he hoped Myanmar would maintain a consistent and positive position on relations, state media said, regardless of any changes in Myanmar's domestic politics.

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    Myanmar on track for November vote

    Published on 26/05/2015

    » YANGON — Myanmar plans to go ahead with an election in November despite the challenges it faces in completing an electoral roll in the many areas of the country that have suffered ethnic conflict, the country's election commission chairman said on Tuesday.

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    Myanmar student leader joins Suu Kyi's party

    Published on 19/07/2015

    » YANGON — A leader of student protests in Myanmar in 1988 that grew into a nationwide pro-democracymovement will run in a general election in November for opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party, a party spokesman said on Sunday.

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    Myanmar announces election date

    Published on 08/07/2015

    » Myanmar’s general election will be held on Nov 8, the Union Election Commission (UEC) said on Wednesday.

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    China rejects Taiwan as AIIB founding member

    Published on 13/04/2015

    » BEIJING/TAIPEI — Taiwan is not able to become a founding member of the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) but is still welcome to become an ordinary member in the future, the Chinese government said on Monday.

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    20 die in Myanmar army-rebel clashes

    Published on 05/02/2015

    » YANGON — Heavy fighting between Myanmar soldiers and ethnic insurgents this week has killed at least 20 people near the northeastern border with China, the government and an organisation representing the rebel groups said on Thursday.

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