Malaysia to punish women for out-of-wedlock pregnancies and ‘acting like men’
Malaysia’s Terengganu state has passed new laws that will punish Muslim women for out-of-wedlock pregnancies and for behaving and dressing l...
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South Koreans are about to become at least 1 year younger
South Koreans will see their legal ages change in June 2023 after a parliamentary legislation standardizing their age system goes into effe...
Senate passes bill to support Native Hawaiian survivors of sexual violence
The Senate has passed legislation that grants Native Hawaiian survivors of gender-based violence access to resources provided by Congress t...
China amends gender law to tell women to ‘obey family values’
China has revised its decades-old Women’s Rights and Interests Protection Act to introduce a new list of moral standards for women, which i...
Singapore mulls laws against cancel culture after gay sex decriminalization
After announcing its plan to decriminalize gay sex, Singapore is now considering laws against cancel culture to protect citizens’ freedom o...
North Korea passes ‘irreversible’ law declaring itself a nuclear weapons state
On Friday, North Korean state media reported the passing of new legislation permitting the launching of nuclear weapons.
In the official ...
GOP lawmaker introduces bill to require Asian American history be taught in Rhode Island schools
Rhode Island State Rep. Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung (R-15) introduced a bill that would require Asian American history be taught in public elem...
Congress introduces bipartisan bills to give ‘Taipei’ de facto embassy ‘Taiwan’ name
Congress has introduced bipartisan bills to rename the embassy currently known in Washington as the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representa...
Lunar New Year will be a federal holiday if bill proposed by Rep. Grace Meng passes
Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) has introduced a new bill that would add Lunar New Year to the list of 11 recognized federal holidays in the Unite...
Thailand becomes first country in Asia to decriminalize marijuana
The Thai government is closer than ever to removing cannabis from its list of illegal drugs.
Announced on Tuesday, the new rule will offici...
Wisconsin bills could make it the third state to require AAPI history be taught in public schools
Two Wisconsin bills would amend state law to include the history of Hmong and Asian Pacific Island Desi Americans to the public school curr...
Thailand to decriminalize marijuana possession, paving the way for legal recreational use and cultivation
Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration has proposed to exclude marijuana from the narcotics control board’s list of controlled drugs.
New Jersey becomes second state to require AAPI history be taught in schools
Gov. Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) signed a new bill on Tuesday that requires K-12 schools in New Jersey to teach Asian American and Pacific Islande...
Same-sex married couple are first in Taiwan to legally adopt child
A married same-sex couple became the first LGBTQ couple to legally adopt a child together in Taiwan this week.
Taiwan’s law on same-sex ma...
NY governor Kathy Hochul says racism is a ‘public health crisis’ after signing 6 anti-hate legislations
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed six legislation to address racial discrimination and injustice in the state.
The legislation will declar...
New York passes historic bill that breaks down Asian American data by ethnic group
Historically, Asian Americans have been viewed and treated by many as a monolith.
A newly enacted New York bill creates separate categorie...
Albuquerque adopts language access and anti-Asian hate bills
The city of Albuquerque in New Mexico has adopted two legislations that will benefit its Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communit...