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Amnesty accuses Myanmar of imposing apartheid

Yangon: Myanmar’s suffocating control of its Rohingya population amounts to “apartheid”, Amnesty International said in a probe into the root causes of a crisis that has sent 620,000 refugees fleeing to Bangladesh.

World

Australia gun and explosives amnesty nets large cache

SYDNEY: A battery of explosives, gunpowder and detonators have been handed to police under an amnesty in Australia, along with 26,000 firearms as authorities work to remove illicit weapons from the streets.

Business

Bank Indonesia: Tax amnesty will boost GDP

JAKARTA: Bank Indonesia said it’s working to maximize the potential benefits of a planned tax amnesty that may help boost economic growth to as much as 5.4% this year.

Nation

Amnesty: Namewee’s arrest another sign of repression

PETALING JAYA: The arrest of controversial rapper Namewee is another sign of repression in Malaysia against artistes, said Amnesty International deputy director Josef Roy Benedict.

Nation

Slow start for amnesty drive

PETALING JAYA: Companies chosen to carry out the latest amnesty for illegal foreign workers admit the programme is off to a slow start.

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Amnesty slams Australia over detention of indigenous children

SYDNEY: The detention of indigenous children has become a national crisis in Australia, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, and demanded the government do more to stem what it termed a spiralling epidemic.

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Indonesia's tax amnesty rakes in billions

JAKARTA: Taxpayers in Indonesia waited until the last minute similar to what taxpayers everywhere often do. However, many of them responded to a new tax amnesty scheme over the last few days to help make it a relative success as its first phase came to a close.

Business

Weight of hope on Indonesia tax amnesty

SINGAPORE: Indonesia’s tax-amnesty programme is starting to a resemble a cart overloaded with hope. Although it's early days, the risk that the wagon will wobble under its own weight before reaching its destination is something investors can no longer ignore.

India

India to hike Bhopal gas disaster payout: Amnesty

NEW DELHI, Nov 15, 2014 (AFP) - India's government has promised to increase compensation for Bhopal gas disaster victims as the 30th anniversary of the tragedy looms, Amnesty International said Saturday.

Nation

3,000 illegals take up amnesty deal

PUTRAJAYA: More than 3,000 illegal foreign workers have taken up the amnesty deal under the “voluntary deportation programme” since July 21.