Cambodia’s new government ID cards have a rule where the holder must have “unique and identifiable hair” in order for the ID to be valid. If you are hairless, you are also de facto voteless.
Numerous northern states have asserted sovereignty over parts of the Arctic, nevertheless they are often conflicting with other countries or the indigenous nations that reside on the lands. This also means that if any commercial ships were to pass through the waters and come into any danger, there is no sole jurisdiction’s whose responsibility it would be to conduct search and rescue operations.
It will be interesting to witness how, in the next few months, the NLD forms their government and starts to break down the existing power structures. Most intriguing will be the handling, domestically and internationally, of the extreme human rights abuses against the Rohingya, and how public opinion responds.
The South China Sea is the economic heartbeat of East Asia’s future.Approximately 50% of the world’s shipping flowing through its arteries — double that of the Suez Canal and Panama Canal combined. Its development is central to China’s Maritime Silk Road and is crucial to the economies of the region more generally. But amidst great opportunity lies danger in the form of unresolved territorial disputes.
Workers at labour chowks are employed for short-term projects like household repairs and renovation. A survey of labour chowks in Navi Mumbai found considerable incidence of contract enforcement problems. Migrant workers belonging to linguistic and caste minorities were often denied complete wages. With no social networks or enforced policies to support them these migrant groups are marginalized at labour chowks.