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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2162

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Is global development agenda rooted in local realities?

Global processes for development should be rooted in and informed by the grassroots movements. But is there a gap or disconnection? Can we do better to ensure that development discourses at all levels are plugged in affected communities on the frontlines?

Reasey Seng  of Cambodia
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The Cambodia Daily - Stop Silencing Dissenting Voices

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) expresses deep concern on the forced closure of the independent newspaper the Cambodia Daily, which has published its final edition today after 24 years of unbiased and fearless news reporting.

Journalists work at the newsroom of The Cambodia Daily newspaper in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, September 3, 2017. Credit:Reuters
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UN says 87,000 refugees arrive in Bangladesh from Myanmar

A total of 87,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence erupted in neighbouring Myanmar on August 25, the United Nations (UN) said Monday.

Over 20,000 more massed on the border Bangladesh-Myanmar's western state of Rakhine (Reuters file)
File photo - Refugees arrive in Bangladesh from Myanmar
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Northern Provincial Council For First-time Adjourned For want of Quorum

The Provincial Council of the Northern Province was adjourned yesterday, for the first time, for want of quorum, as the Council earlier was able to steer through 103 sessions successfully, without any hiccup or hindrance.

C.V.K.Sivangnam - Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council
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