Gun Violence

Indonesian policeman shot near mine

An Indonesian policeman was shot dead and another was seriously wounded near a giant US-owned copper and gold mine Wednesday, authorities said, the latest in a string of shootings in restive Papua province.The killing comes as police and armed separatists are locked in a standoff near Freeport-McMoRan's mine, one of the world's biggest, with both sides blaming each other for what police have claimed was a hostage crisis.Local authorities said unidentified gunman opened fire on a pol

15 November 2017

ASEAN Roundup: November 6 - November 12, 2017

Prince Charles and wife visits MalaysiaThis week, Malaysia welcomed the heir to the British throne, His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, and his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall as the couple continued their 11-day tour of South and Southeast Asia.

12 November 2017

ASEAN hopes to dodge a bullet

“A gun didn’t kill those people. Didn’t kill my friends. A gun stopped him… Not a cop gun. A civilian,” Robert Kunz, friend of several victims of the Sutherland Springs massacre in Texas, said to AFP.His statement was intended to protest the pro gun movement in the US which has responded meekly to the latest massacre.Back in Southeast Asia, gun-related violence and deaths are very much a scary reality.

8 November 2017