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Thousands detained in Indian Kashmir crackdown

Authorities have arrested more than 3,800 people in Kashmir, though about 2,600 have since been released.

FBI-led crackdown on cyber scams nets 300 people including in Malaysia

‘Operation reWired’ broke up multiple groups running the so-called business email compromise (BEC) schemes by which they steal money being used in payments.

Surge in arrests of foreign teachers in China

The detentions come amid growing tensions between China and western countries, including the United States and Australia.

China flag flies at half-mast for Tiananmen crackdown leader

Late premier Li Peng was reviled by activists for his role in the military's brutal suppression of pro-democracy demonstrations on June 4, 1989.

Britain’s Lloyds bank freezes 8,000 offshore accounts

The news comes amid international moves towards greater tax transparency, including in UK crown dependencies Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

New Zealand shooters back gun control after massacre

New Zealand gun owners have come to an agreement that a crackdown of firearms ownership is crucial.

Pakistan seizes religious schools in intensified crackdown on militants

Previous large-scale crackdowns against anti-India militants have broadly been cosmetic, with the proscribed groups able to survive and continue operations.

Bangladesh makes record drugs seizure amid crackdown

Nearly 300 suspected drug dealers were killed by security forces in the drug campaign.

Freed Saudis resurface billions poorer after prince’s crackdown

An anti-corruption commission headed by the crown prince said a total of about US$107 billion has been recovered from 87 people.

Detained Saudi activists face torture, sexual harassment, say campaigners

In addition to the torture, at least three women activists also endured 'forcible kissing and hugging'.

Thailand immigrant crackdown eyes ‘dark-skinned people’

The racial overtones of Operation X-Ray have sparked concerns about profiling based on skin colour.

Filipinos deeply conflicted on Duterte’s drug war

Polls say Filipinos support the crackdown but not the thousands of slayings that are central to it.

US indicts seven Russian military intel agents in global hacking conspiracy

The US indictments were announced as Dutch security services thwarted a Russian attack on global chemical weapons watchdog OPCW, and after Britain blamed the GRU for plots that targeting the US Democratic Party and world sport's anti-doping authority.

US urges Myanmar to hold security forces accountable in Rohingya crackdown

The US State Department report accused Myanmar's military of waging a well-planned and coordinated campaign of mass killings and gang rapes but stopped short of describing it as genocide or crimes against humanity.

Vietnam jails another Facebook user for comments critical of government

Despite sweeping economic reform and increasing openness to social change, Vietnam's ruling Communist Party retains tight media censorship and does not tolerate criticism.

Crackdown on illegals puts trafficking victims in danger

Tenaganita says many workers are duped by traffickers into coming to Malaysia, where they were not given legal work documents.

Muslim governments stay silent as China cracks down on Uighurs

The silence became more pronounced this week after a bipartisan group of US lawmakers urged sanctions against senior Chinese officials.

Tencent surprises with profit drop as China hobbles games

After soaring into the ranks of the world’s biggest companies, Tencent has lost more than US$150 billion of market value as the company struggles to monetize new games.

Cambodia launches crackdown on Chinese prostitution rings

Chinese investment in Sihanoukville has topped US$1 billion but the money comes with a rise in illegal sex services.

Ex-migrant worker details ‘hell on earth’ after immigration crackdown

Calling it a norm now in Malaysia, Indian national and MBA holder says he never expected to do hard labour here.

Vietnam jails former bankers in graft crackdown

Former chairman and chief executive of Vietnam Construction Bank were convicted of "deliberate violation of state regulations on economic management, causing serious consequences"

Crackdown not in sync with ‘new Malaysia’, immigration told

It's about the inhumane treatment of undocumented migrant workers, says Tenaganita.

Philippine police vow “surgical and chilling” war on drugs, crime

Police have rejected activist accusations that suspects were systematically executed, based on weak intelligence and with the assumed backing of Duterte.

Thousands of Philippine poor nabbed in Duterte’s latest war – on...

Formerly a mayor for two decades, Duterte built his career on his 'tough-on-crime' image. When he ran for president, he promised to kill thousands of narcotics dealers.