Daily Archives: June 4, 2019


A Hidden Massacre

Riddled with history, China and Taiwan have come to represent another frugal crack across the Asian continent. As the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre approaches, the relationship between the two states further deteriorates.  Hailed as the June fourth incident or Six-Four in Mainland China, the imposition of martial law sparked […]


New Zealand’s Wellbeing Budget

In late May, New Zealand announced its budget for the next few years of the Labour government. For the first time, there was a “Wellbeing Budget” announced, a part which looks specifically into the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders. This is an incredible first step in making changes to […]


After Four Years of Isolation, Humanitarians Finally Reach Inaccessible Districts In Yemen

Yemen in the midst of a massive humanitarian crisis has finally gained access to the rebel-held Nihm district, fours years of violence severed relations; civilians caught within the zone surviving on the few resources remaining. The area is plagued by hunger, war and disease, the zone being described as “being […]


Brazilian Prisons Experience Violent Riots Again, Leaving 55 Dead

Violent riots within various Brazilian prisons have led to multiple casualties, yet again. On Sunday, May 26th, 15 inmates were found dead at the Anisio Jobim penitentiary, with many of the bodies reportedly showing signs of strangulation and stab wounds from sharpened toothbrushes. On Monday, another 40 bodies were recovered […]


Iraq Sentences Fourth French Citizen To Death For ISIL Involvement

An Iraqi court has sentenced a fourth French citizen to the death for involvement with ISIL despite France’s disapproval. Al Jazeera reports taht  the 37-year-old French man and three others were sentenced to death by hanging after being apprehended by the Syrian Democratic Forces(SDF) and given over to the Iraqi […]


Myanmar Soldiers Released After Serving Only Part Of Sentence For Rohingya Massacre

A recent publication has revealed that the seven Myanmar soldiers implicated in the 2017 Rohingya massacre have been released from prison –  after serving less than one year of their 10-year sentence. The soldiers were released from prison in November 2018 and had  received the sentence for the massacre of […]


Malaysia and the Philippines: We Are Not The “Dumping Ground Of The World”

Nations in South East Asia are returning imported plastic waste to the various countries of origin. On the 28th of May, the Malaysian environment minister announced that it would send back 3,000 tonnes of waste that was rotting, contaminated or was not actually recyclable and had been deliberately mislabelled. This […]