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03.03.2015 Tony Henderson

Bangladesh: so much to be done

Bangladesh: so much to be done

Bangladesh latest – Shafiur Rahman Farabi, main killer suspect nabbed in connection of Avijit killing incident. Meanwhile the usual daily disruptions continue unabated in Dhaka – blog report says: ### Three buses were set on fire in the capital city Dhaka last Friday morning at the inception of the three-day … »

03.03.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Myanmar (Burma): Rights That Should Be Upheld

Myanmar (Burma): Rights That Should Be Upheld

Last week two seemingly unrelated events attracted the attention of this writer. The first was the announcement in the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar that the temporary ID documents known as white cards will expire at the end of March and those who hold them will lose their voting … »

27.02.2015 Tony Henderson

HSBC: still bending the rules

HSBC: still bending the rules

Rogue trader Nick Leeson told the South China Morning Post’s Eugene Henderson (SCMP, February 27, 2015) that there will be more financial scandals so long as people go unpunished. He was interviewed given his infamy as the ‘notorious’ stocks & shares trader on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of … »

26.02.2015 Pressenza Budapest

South Korea decriminalises adultery

South Korea decriminalises adultery

Since 1985, almost 53,000 people have been charged with the crime of adultery. Although almost 50% of the population today hold no particular religious beliefs, adultery was enshrined as a crime in the 1953 constitution. In the last 25 years the Constitutional Court has considered the issue five times, each … »

25.02.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Science in a Suitcase: Testing for Illicit Drugs in Southeast Asia

Science in a Suitcase: Testing for Illicit Drugs in Southeast Asia

Human Wrongs Watch 24 February 2015 – The production and movement of methamphetamines and heroin, coupled with the trafficking of precursor chemicals necessary to produce illicit drugs, present a major threat to the countries forming the Greater Mekong Sub-region.* And while law enforcement officers dealing with these issues have … »

23.02.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

East-West Dialogues

East-West Dialogues

The international meeting “East-West Dialogues – Siloism, Universalist Humanism and New Spirituality in the worldwide social context” took place in Varkala, India on February 16th – 22nd 2015. The meeting was attended by humanists from: Asia: Nepal, Bangladesh, India (Tamil Nadu, Maharastra, Kerala) Europe: Italy, Spain, France … »

19.02.2015 Tony Henderson

Interview: Universal Humanists delve Taoism

Interview: Universal Humanists delve Taoism

Wong Tai Sin Taoist Temple, run by the Sik Sik Yuen foundation, has as its abbot 75 year-old Lee Yiu-fai. The abbot has been running the temple for 10 years now and has made some changes, revamping the rules of membership besides modernising some of the procedures with up-to-date technology, … »

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