Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Kim Jong-un says no to human rights agreements and some in Hong Kong seek greater security controls. Plus some Thais say it’s not the right time for elections and the Islamic State is detected in West Java.
North Korea Abandons Human Rights Agreements
A North Korean diplomat, wishing to remain anonymous, said Pyongyang will no longer honor its international human rights agreements.
Tougher Security in Hong Kong Sought
Two Hong Kong delegates to China’s parliament are seeking to implement more stringent security laws in the wake of the pro-democracy protests which paralyzed the city for nearly two months.
Thailand isn’t ready
Over a three day period, Master Poll surveyed 659 people in Thailand, and more than two-thirds said that the nation wasn’t ready for elections. Only 28% felt the government had a handle on the situation and the nation could support a general election.
IS Detected in West Java
The Sukabumi Military District Command in West Java suspects ISIS is recruiting members in the area. “According to our intelligence reports, there are several groups, which are believed to have recruited and disseminated ISIS view here, and we are closely monitoring their existence,” Sukabumi Military District Commander Lt. Col. Sarifudin told Antara news.
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