· 'Every mosque has a great story to tell': Documenting Singapore’s lost mosques →
Another is the 68-year-old Masjid Hang Jebat in Queenstown, which sits at the end of a row of colonial era terraced houses on Jalan Hang Jebat, next to where the KTM (Malayan Railway) train tracks ran before services ended nine years ago.
· Supreme Court must not flinch from its duty, not ever: P Chidambaram →
It did so by invoking the Indian Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1908 – repeat, the 1908 Act of a colonial era.
· The Burning of Jaffna Public Library: Sri Lanka’s First Step Toward Civil War →
The library held miniature editions of the Hindu Ramayana epic, yellowing collections of extinct Tamil-language newspapers, microfilms of important documents, and records of the Morning Star, a journal published by Christian missionaries during the colonial rule of the island.
· I'm alive because of immigration from Hong Kong – but the UK needs to do much more than issue passports →
The impression that the UK is honourably and generously looking after its former colonial subjects is hard to swallow given the rather shameful historical record.
The China Post
· Nepal’s parties show rare unity on border dispute with India →
Nepal, which was never under colonial rule, has long claimed the areas of Limpiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipu Lekh in accordance with the 1816 Sugauli treaty with the British Raj, although these areas have remained in control of Indian troops since India fought a war with China in 1962.
· Rare visitor excites Melburnians, yet its presence is a sad sign →
They lived in the Melbourne region when Victoria was first colonised, but were not seen there after the 1870s, when vast tracts of casuarina were cut down to fuel the lime kilns making bricks for colonial Melbourne.
· TV for Tuesday, June 2 →
Cameron Daddo discovers a resilient colonial woman.Credit:
Hong Kong Free Press
· Resilience, stubborn determination and nimble adaptability – there is still hope for Hongkongers →
Allegations to the contrary, he insists he is not a colonial fossil.
The New York Times
· China and the Rhineland Moment →
One other idea is now being explored by Britain, the former colonial power.
· S Korean lawmaker-elect denies wrongdoing over 'comfort women' funds →
There is also criticism that Japan still hasn’t fully acknowledged legal responsibility for atrocities during its 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula.