Darren Maung

Darren is an aspiring writer who wishes to share or create stories to the world and bring humanity together as one. A massive Star Wars nerd and history buff, he finds enjoyable, heart-warming or interesting subjects in any written media.
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Human Rights Watch’s 2022 Annual Report Explores Human Rights Challenges in Southeast Asia
On Jan. 13, the international organization, Human Rights Watch (HRW), released a 752-page report listing the world’s human rights issues and providing a broader view of what numerous countries are doing in the face of...
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Omicron Arrives in Beijing Three Weeks Prior to Olympics
On Saturday, Jan. 15, Beijing was reported to have been hit with its first Omicron case, leading to a lockdown and mass testing.  As the new variant of the COVID-19 pandemic strikes the heart of...
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Civilian Massacres in Myanmar Appall United Nations; Calls for an Investigation Rise
At the end of 2021, around 35 civilians in Myanmar, including women and children, were reported to have been killed in a single attack by junta forces. In response, a United Nations (UN) official called...
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Djokovic Deported Out of Australia, Losing Out on Australian Open
On Sunday, Jan. 16, a court decision to accept the Australian government’s ruling to cancel tennis star Novak Djokovic’s Australian visa has forced him to leave Australia, depriving Djokovic of his chance to compete in...
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‘Historic’ Defense Pact Signed By Japan and Australia Amidst China’s Expanding Aggression
On Jan. 6, the Prime Ministers of Japan and Australia met via a virtual meeting to sign a defense treaty in response to the growing military and economic aggression of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)....
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Novak Djokovic’s Fate Remains Unclear as Discussions of Tennis Star’s Deportation Continue
While almost missing out on his chance to compete in the Australian Open on Jan. 17, tennis giant Novak Djokovic has been freed from detention in Melbourne after his visa was canceled over health violations....
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Lithuanian MP Proclaims Country’s Support for Taiwan
On Jan. 4, an MP of the Lithuanian government, Gitanas Nausėda, claimed that his country supports the democratic government of the Republic of China (ROC) in Taiwan against the increasingly hostile communist government of the...
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Entire Chinese Province of Henan Under Partial Lockdown, Affecting 110 Million People
The central Chinese province of Henan was placed on a “partial lockdown” by its local government officials on Wednesday, Jan. 5. As an outbreak of COVID-19 strikes the province, the lockdown ceases travel and public...
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Heavy Rains Cause Floods Throughout Malaysia, Over 50 Killed, Thousands Evacuated
Since Dec. 16, 2021, several states across Malaysia have been struck by two weeks of heavy rain, causing floods to take the lives of over 50 people and prompting thousands more to be evacuated.  The...
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Beijing Warns of ‘Drastic Measures’ as Taipei Says Conflict ‘Not the Answer’
On Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, Beijing warned the government of Taiwan that it will take “drastic measures” if the latter attempts to fight for formal independence. In response, on Friday, Jan. 1, Taiwanese President Tsai...
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A Finger Lickin’ White Lie: How Japan’s KFC Christmas Began
Turkey is the staple Christmas dish - one roasted turkey on the middle of the table can bring a family together in holy cheers for the holidays. However, what happens when you happen to celebrate...
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Tibetan Teens Taken to ‘Special’ Camps for Chinese Military Training
In recent years, Tibetan children have been taken away by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) to special camps to undergo military indoctrination and to be converted into soldiers. This move is very likely motivated...