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"Anak" was newly-washed and freshly-dressed when we met him. His clothes -- clean, and not ill-fitting. Which wasn't usual by "street" standards.

Last Modified: 29 Apr 2011 06:13

Filipino migrants seeking refuge from poverty and civil strife in Malaysia have found life to be as tough on the other side of the water.

Last Modified: 28 Apr 2011 18:31

Many of those involved in the Villawood riot have been waiting for decisions on their cases for up to 20 months. That’s a long time to be held captive, particularly when there’s no end point in sight.

Last Modified: 21 Apr 2011 14:37

The recent scandal of an Indonesian politician getting busted looking at porn on his computer during a parliamentary hearing has brought once again shifted public focus on the behaviour of their elected officials.

Last Modified: 11 Apr 2011 13:47

"Seeing video of an actual quake makes you think you can imagine what one really feels like," a colleague with us here in Japan said after the 7.1-magnitude quake rocked the northeast coast the other night, "but boy was I wrong!"

Last Modified: 9 Apr 2011 07:32

In the last few months, ordinary Indians have had enough. A barrage of corruption scandals revealed how billions, not millions, of dollars were pocketed by politicians in collusion with businessmen and bureaucrats.

Last Modified: 8 Apr 2011 16:25

Though the two Japanese towns of Ofunato and Yoshihama were both hit in the March 11 disaster, massive differences exist in terms of losses and casualties.

Last Modified: 29 Mar 2011 18:19