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Carmel Barrau
Jan 27, 2013

700 Rohingya Muslims Face Deportation From Thailand

Jan 27, 2013 by Carmel Barrau

Earlier this week in Southern Thailand, over 700 Burmese Muslims face deportation after illegally entering Bangkok. They were awaiting relocation to Malaysia from the plantation they were staying at with the intention that they would be sold off to work on fishing boats. This plantation was being utilized as a trafficking middle ground for these people to be sold and eight people in total have been detained by officials on counts of having a hand in this trafficking. Unofficial sources poi...


Carmel Barrau
Jan 27, 2013

Despite Government Efforts, Indonesian Car Industry Keep Growing

Jan 27, 2013 by Carmel Barrau

Indonesia has become the fasting growing auto-industry in all of southeast Asia but government fear of an economic bubble caused them to put in place a law that demands a minimum of 30% down payment of car purchases when borrowing from banks. Customers however, went through these restraints and continued vehicle purchase. With this turn of events, many of other car companies from around the world, including American General Motors are trying to wiggle into the booming sales because the num...


Carmel Barrau
Jan 27, 2013

Singapore By-Election Taken By The Worker's Party

Jan 27, 2013 by Carmel Barrau

Earlier this week, the long-standing People's Action Party in Singapore lost in a  single seat by-election in the Punggol East ward where the Worker's Party won with 54% of the votes. This historic overtaking of the the powerful PAP represents much discontent amongst Singaporeans over the way that the PAP have been ruling the country with seemingly more attention paid to banks and large companies then to the people's voices and concerns. The pressing issues of pricey cost of living, immigr...