January 6, 2014

Protests Greet New Year in Southeast Asia

Mong Palatino, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

Southeast Asia was rocked by street protests during the first week of the new year –  a troubling preview of the unfolding political and economic crisis gripping many countries in the region. In Malaysia, consumers rallied against the looming price hikes in petrol, sugar and other basic products. In Cambodia, garment workers conducted a nationwide strike to push their demand for a pay hike. In Thailand, anti-government protesters are preparing to “shut down” Bangkok in the next few days.

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