Sindhupalchok is one of the worst-affected districts as a result of the earthquake that took place on the 25th April 2015. While the initial epicentre of the earthquake was in Gorkha district, the highest magnitude (6.7) aftershock took place in Sindupolchok district 17km south of Kadari. As of 7 May, 3057 people were dead and 860 are injured. 3000 people remain unaccounted for. Many aid have still not been reached due to remoteness and accessibility both in terms of roads and telecommunications.
The UN calls it a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing” – more than 600,000 Rohingya have fled their homes in Myanmar, seeking sanctuary in Bangladesh. They’ve brought stories of burning villages, murder, rape and babies being thrown into fires. This human catastrophe is happening under the leadership of Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi.Those who’ve made it to the squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh may have escaped with their lives, but they now face an uncertain future in one of the world’s poorest countries.
Hundreds of Ethnic Rohingya Muslim in Malaysia gather to ‘Stop Oppression of Rohingya’ outside Myanmar Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on November 25, 2016. The conflict in Myanmar’s Northwestern state of Rakhine has sent hundreds of Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh and poses a serious challenge to Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, who swept to power last year on promises of National reconciliation.
On the eve of the ninth moon, temples of the deities hold a ceremony to invoke and welcome the nine emperors. Since the arrival of the gods is believed to be through the waterways, processions are held from temples to the sea shore or river to symbolize this belief. Devotees dressed in traditional white, carrying incense and candles, await the arrival of their excellencies.
Hundreds of professional jumpers around the world showcased their exciting action in Kuala Lumpur international jump 15th edition. At 421 metres high, the Kuala Lumpur Tower is the seventh tallest telecommunication tower in Southeast Asia. The Base jump event was first held in conjunction with the anniversary of the Kuala Lumpur Tower on Oct 3, 1999. Since then, it became an annual event here and listed in the Malaysia Book of Records as the first BASE jump event in Malaysia.
Malaysians have now witnessed the fourth round of rallies organized by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih), an electoral reform movement that emerged in July 2005 as the Joint Action Committee for Electoral Reform (JACER). For the first time, the act of mass civil disobedience ran for 34 hours, from 2 p.m. on August 29 to 11.59 p.m. on August 30 in Kuala Lumpur and ended peacefully.