Workers' struggles in Asia (March 2010 Part 1)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around Asia (excluding China) in the first half of March up to the 15th.

Cambodia

2nd: Several protests over land seizures.
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010030533113/National-news/mondulkiri-villagers-to-blame-over-land-row-chief.html
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010030232925/National-news/takhmao-protest-pre-empted.html
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010030232923/National-news/military-steps-into-kampong-speu-land-row.html
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010030132818/National-news/kampong-speu-villagers-protest-eviction-for-plantation.html

Indonesia

2nd: Protests against a bank bailout ended with clashes with police outside parliament.
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/3/2/apworld/20100302162518&sec=apworld
http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/03/02/indonesia-parliament-protests.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35657777/ns/world_news-asiapacific/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8545036.stm
http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/police-go-toe-to-toe-with-protesters-outside-indonesia-house/361650
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/03/05/violent-rallies-continue-students-clash-with-police.html

Japan

8th: A rally was held calling for more rights for foreign workers.
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20100308a2.html

Mongolia

11th: Protest in Ulaan Baator over state of the health system, which police prepared for the week before.
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kuar/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1622449/World/Mongolian.protestors.demand.health.minister.resign
http://ubpost.mongolnews.mn/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4520&Itemid=36

Myanmar

3rd: More strikes by garment workers in Rangoon.
http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=17941
http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=17972
http://www.radioaustralianews.net.au/story.htm?id=27195
http://www.aliran.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1216:4000-workers-go-on-strike-in-rangoon&catid=94:2010&Itemid=49
http://www.dvb.no/news/rangoon-strikes-pre-empt-union-call/
http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-46788620100310

North Korea

15th: Interesting article about a shortwave radio that broadcasts news into North Korea.
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2010/0315/1224266295743.html

Philippines

2nd: Residents protest against the demolition of their homes.
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/metro/view/20100302-256229/Urban-poor-groups-protest-Paranaque-demolition

South Korea

2nd: The teachers' union is planning an anti-government campaign.
http://joongangdaily.joins.com/article/view.asp?aid=2917254
4th: The possibility of a general strike at Kumho Tyres increases.
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2010/03/117_61850.html
http://www.tirereview.com/Article/71518/kumho_tire_workers_poised_to_strike_over_layoffs.aspx

Thailand

15th: Massive rallies in Bangkok by largely rural supporters of ousted Thai PM Thaksin.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8566588.stm

Vietnam

12th: Workers on strike at a factory won most of their demands.
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/313738,striking-vietnam-workers-trickle-back-as-company-gives-in.html