Daily Archives: 2019-09-10

Indonesian police arrest dozens over Papua riots

Indonesian authorities have arrested 85 people linked to weeks of deadly unrest in Papua, police said, as Jakarta accused an exiled separatist leader of stoking riots in its easternmost territory. Tens of thousands protested across Papua — on the western half of New Guinea island — as anger over racism and fresh calls for self-rule fuelled mass demonstrations and violent …

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Relatives, officials attend mass for Mugabe in Singapore

Relatives and government officials attended a mass for Zimbabwe’s ex-president Robert Mugabe in Singapore on Tuesday after arriving in the country where he died to collect his body. Mugabe, a guerrilla leader who swept to power after Zimbabwe’s independence from Britain and went on to rule for 37 years until he was ousted in 2017, died on Friday, aged 95. …

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New Naratif editor-in-chief Kirsten Han calls out The Straits Times for reproducing “propaganda” China Daily articles

Editor-in-chief of Southeast Asian journalism platform New Naratif Kirsten Han has criticised The Straits Times for “directly republishing” articles from China Daily, a “propaganda paper owned by the Publicity Department of the Chinese Communist Party”. Ms Han uploaded an image of the print edition of the article titled “HK protests show signs of colour revolution: Experts” last Fri (8 Sep), and …

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