A designation from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) met KP Oli, the Prime Minister of Nepal. The meeting was held at meeting held at PM’s residence in Baluwatar. According to the Himalayan Times, Nepal representative of UNHCR Carolin Spannuth Verma inquired about management of Bhutanese refugees in Nepal.  Oli thanked the UNHCR for assistance in management ofContinue Reading

Sri Lanka has lifted restrictions for travellers originating from the United Kingdom subject to 14-day quarantine.  According to a statement from the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry, “the temporary travel restriction introduced by the Government on travels originating from the United Kingdom to Sri Lanka on account of the new Covid -19 Variant in the UK hasContinue Reading

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tom Andrews, has warned of escalating violence in Myanmar as protests intensify the against the military coup that overthrew the democratically elected government of the country on February 1. The UN Special Rapporteur has issued the following statement: ; “I fear thatContinue Reading

Myanmar military, which seized power toppling the democratically elected government has now amended the country’s high treason and sedition laws. Legal experts say that this has been done to protect the ruling Junta  The council amended sections 121, 124 and 505 of the colonial-era Penal Code, which define high treasonContinue Reading

As protests continue in Myanmar against the military coup that overthrew the democratically elected government and seized power, the military Junita has imposed a ban on internet services again.  This came shortly after state-run MRTV said army chief Min Aung Hlaing enacted a new law telecommunications law.  Myanmar’s connectivity is now reduced  to 15 perContinue Reading

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced that the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the country will start from February 26, 2021. The health workers will be the first to be vaccinated.  The country will receive the first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on February21, he said at the launch of the national Covid-19 immunisation programme.  HeContinue Reading

Yoshiro Mori has resigned  as the President of the Tokyo Olympic Organising Committee. “There has been much turmoil in recent weeks due to my inappropriate behavior, and for that I apologize,” Mori said Friday during the opening remarks of an emergency meeting between Tokyo 2020 executive board members.  “What’s most important is successfully holding theContinue Reading

Myanmar military is now trying to arrest the hundreds of medical professionals -doctors, nurses in government hospitals – who have raised their voices against the military coup and overthrow of the democratically elected government The Irrawady reported that Mandalay police without a warrant raided the home of Professor Khin Maung Lwin, the rector of the MandalayContinue Reading

According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoner (AAAP), the Myanmar military has detained 200 prisoners since staging the coup and overthrowing the democratically elected government.   A statement from AAAP stated that As of February 9, a total of (262) people have been arrested and detained in relation to the militaryContinue Reading

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that the burials of the bodies of the COVID-19 victims are now allowed in the country.  In response to a question raised by lawmaker S M Marikkar, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said in parliament the bodies of virus victims will be allowed to be buried,Continue Reading