Asia Briefs: UN urges citizenship for Rohingya

UN urges citizenship for Rohingya

UNITED NATIONS • The United Nations General Assembly's human rights committee has criticised Myanmar for its treatment of its Muslim minority and urged it to change its citizenship rules to make Rohingya full citizens.

The draft resolution was adopted by consensus by the 193-nation assembly's Third Committee, which focuses on human rights.


Indian censors shaken by Bond's kisses

MUMBAI • It's the country that gave the world the Kama Sutra, but India's notoriously prudish film board has ruled that long kissing scenes in the new James Bond movie Spectre are unsuitable for Indian audiences.

The Central Board of Film Certification has cut the length of two passionate embrace scenes.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 20, 2015, with the headline 'AsiaBriefs'. Subscribe