Daily Archives: May 13, 2015

News in Brief 13 May 2015 (PM)

13 May 2015 Listen / Burundians arriving in Rwanda after fleeing pre-election violence. Photo: UNHCR/Kate Holt UN chief calls on Burundian leaders to preserve peace and stability Developments on the ground in Burundi are being followed with great concern by

East Asia and the Pacific: Maritime Issues in East Asia

Mr. Chairman, Members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to testify with David Shear, Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Asia-Pacific, on this very important and timely topic. I would also like to

Malaysia and Thailand leave migrant boats adrift

Thousands of Rohingya asylum seekers attempting to reach Malaysia have ended up in the hands of traffickers. OXFORD, 13 May 2015 (IRIN) – As Europe focuses on the migrants in the Mediterranean, another humanitarian crisis is playing out on a

Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge To Get Android 5.1 In June (iDigital Times)

The new Samsung Galaxy S6 will already come with less Samsung bloatware than its predecessor but the TouchWiz bundler is going a step further and apparently letting users delete most of the pre-installed apps as well. From S Health to

Does Your Economy Have 'Too Much Finance'? (International Business Times)

IMF economists developed an index to determine at what point a financial sector outgrows its usefulness.Reuters/Brendan McDermid The heads of Wall Street’s largest firms continue to warn that post-crisis financial reforms are hobbling banks and leaving them “under assault,” as

Is the plight of Rohingya refugees being ignored? (Al Jazeera)

May 13, 2015 Hundreds of refugees have been rescued off the coast of Indonesia and Malaysia as they were fleeing persecution. Hundreds of Rohingya refugees were rescued at sea as they were fleeing persecution. This minority group has been

Malaysia to turn away migrants abandoned at sea (Al Jazeera)

May 13, 2015 Malaysia becomes second Southeast nation to refuse entry of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh in its waters. Malaysia will turn away boats carrying desperate migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh unless they are in imminent danger of

SE Asia urged to save migrants (China Daily)

Alarm increases as Indonesia says it has turned away a boat carrying hundreds to an unknown fate Thousands of migrants believed to be stranded at sea without food and water could die unless Southeast Asian governments act urgently to rescue

Rohingya teen still hopeful of new life after boat ordeal (The Straits Times)

LHOKSUKON (Indonesia) – Muhammad Shorif, a 16-year-old Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar, dreamed of one day being a doctor. After fleeing a dismal upbringing in a refugee camp, he embarked on a dangerous sea voyage, only to find himself stranded on

Indonesia denies turning away refugee boats (dpa German Press Agency)

Jakarta (dpa) – Indonesia denied having a policy of turning away refugee boats Wednesday, after its navy towed a vessel carrying hundreds of people believed to be persecuted Rohingyas from Myanmar back out to sea. Even though Indonesia is not