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MPs welcome release of Malaysian rights defender, but cautioned that the persecution of government critics

Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia today welcomed the release of Malaysian human rights defender Maria Chin Abdullah, but cautioned that the persecution of government critics by Malaysian authorities continues and must be halted.

Malaysian human rights defender Maria Chin Abdullah
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UN Security Council Seats Taken by Arms Exporters

Nine of the world’s top ten arms exporters will sit on the UN Security Council between mid-2016 and mid-2018. The nine include four rotating members — Spain, Ukraine, Italy and the Netherlands — from Europe, as well as the council’s five permanent members — China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

UN Security Council
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Madhu Saran made Global Ambassador of WED

Madhu Saran, a leading social entrepreneur from Chennai was named ‘Women Entrepreneurship Day Global Ambassador of India’ by Wendy Diamond, Founder Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED) at a glittering function held in the United Nations headquarters on Friday.

Madhu Saran
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"I will only hit back verbally if the media hits me and will never go beyond a verbal retort," Prime Minister said.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday that the government had decided to add Rs. 100,000 to the monthly allowances for MPs so as to enable them to help people in their constituencies.

"I will only hit back verbally if the media hits me and will never go beyond a verbal retort," Prime Minister said.
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Tragedy in Aleppo: the Western Flock in Limbo with no Sight of the Shepherd

The plight of columns of civilians, including the old, children and pregnant women, is heart-breaking: they have no shelter; food is scarce; medical needs almost non-existent. They are on a precarious march, solely determined by the sound of gunfire, the scale of rubble and rumors; they just pin their hope of survival on sheer luck, while knowing very well the world is impervious to their grievances this time.

Tragedy in Aleppo: the Western Flock in Limbo with no Sight of the Shepherd
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