Amnesty accuses Myanmar military of ‘crimes against humanity’

Amnesty International says the actions of Myanmar’s military may constitute “crimes against humanity” after allegations of violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority. The rights group’s latest report accuses Burmese forces of murdering civilians, rape, torture and looting. Myanmar’s military has denied accounts of atrocities and says it is conducting anti-terrorist raids in Rakhine. It comes as regional leaders gather in Yangon to discuss the violence. It is extremely rare for Asean, the 10-nation regional body representing South East Asia, to discuss the affairs of a member country. Who will help…

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Hong Kong lifestyle retailer accuses competition of copying design of his shop

The owner of a Hong Kong lifestyle shop has accused clothing retailer Bauhaus of copying the interior design of its Wan Chai store and incorporating it in its new Causeway Bay outlet. Arnault Castel was furious when a staff member of his Kapok store showed him a Facebook post by the Hysan Place shopping mall at Lee Gardens promoting Bauhaus’ new shop. In a posting on his Facebook page, Castel said: “The amount of what was copied is quite mind-blowing.” He highlighted the shelves, island, sunglasses display and product description…

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