Around Asia

May 28, 2009
*Special to asia!
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Gone and Almost Forgotten

Myanmar's Muslim minority, the Rohingyas, are among the poorest and most forgotten of the troubled nation's refugees.

Hundreds of thousands seek shelter in Bangladesh, where their conditions are often dire. Others have been fleeing to Thailand and Malaysia across the years. The website collects and disseminates information about them.

Adoption "Gone Wrong"

Hong Kong's Korean community has been outraged by the case of  Dutch diplomat and his wife who have handed back an eight-year old girl whom they adopted to a baby.  The couple adopted the child in South Korea, where they were then working, when she was four months old. At the time, they believed they could not have children. The couple has since had two kids of their own, and last year handed the adopted girl to social workers in Hong Kong, saying the adoption had "gone wrong".



clarissa tanClarissa is a journalist who focuses on travel and the arts. As a desperately hopeful author, she writes short stories and is working on a novel. Clarissa won the Spectator’s final Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize for travel writing.

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