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    Why I reject western courts and justice

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 24, 2017

    THERE is a small courthouse from the ‘British era’, standing right in the centre of Hong Kong. It is neat, well-built, remarkably organised and some would even say elegant....

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    A major power shakeup

    by Abdus Sattar Ghazali | Updated at 12:05am on June 24, 2017

    SAUDI Arabia’s king Wednesday appointed his son Prince Mohammed bin Salman as Crown Prince, replacing his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, as first in line to the throne....

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    Liberation or protectionism

    by Mats Sederholm | Updated at 12:05am on June 24, 2017

    THE western world has slowly been forced to realise that the old cornerstones of society are no longer a given. Liberal market economy, representative democracy and the shift of influence away from citizens up to a global and unreachable level makes for a drop in confidence...

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    Strengthening our ecological imagination

    by Leslie Davenport | Updated at 12:05am on June 24, 2017

    TO SEE differently is to live differently, and living differently is the key to avoiding environmental crisis....

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    Govt must put in more efforts to protect labour rights

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2017

    BANGLADESH coming to be ranked among the worst 10 of the 139 countries that the International Trade Union Confederation has assessed in its ITUC Global Rights Index 2017, published on June 13, where workers face physical violence and threats is worrying...

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    What exactly is the Democratic Unionist Party?

    by Seth Ferris | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2017

    Following Theresa May’s loss of majority, the Democratic Unionist Party from Northern Ireland has suddenly come to international prominence....

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    Happy birthday, Professor!

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2017

    SERAJUL Islam Choudhury, or SIC as he is known to his students and colleagues, was my teacher when we were students of English at the University of Dhaka in the late 1980s and early 1990s...

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    The details: surviving the war in Yemen

    by Bonyan Jamall | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2017

    IT IS the details that kill you. It is the details that really get to you: a simple gesture, a sarcastic smile, a shadow of a tear in someone’s eyes when telling their story, and all the little details you see and hear....

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    Making microfinance relevant to poor again

    by Moin Qazi | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2017

    FINANCIAL services are like clean water and electricity — they are essential to leading a better life....

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    Workplace safety and other benefits must for workers

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2017

    DEMAND of leaders of construction workers for workplace safety, life insurance benefits and due compensation for accidental death and injury is more than justifiable as, according to the Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies....