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18.05.2017

Organizations call on authorities to reopen investigation, ensure effective remedies

18.05.2017
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17 May 2017
10.05.2017

Yangon, May 8 (IANS) The Human Rights Watch has urged Myanmar to guarantee religious freedom for all minorities, amid growing tensions between different belief systems in the country, according to a report released on Monday.

In April, Myanmar authorities had closed down two Islamic religious schools in Yangon, erstwhile capital and the country’s most populated city, Efe news reported.

10.05.2017

Submitted by Eleven on Wed, 05/10/2017 - 00:32
Writer:
Kyaw Zin Win

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi received the Freedom of the City of London, awarded by the London Mayor and the City Council, at the Guildhall Building in London on Monday.

10.05.2017

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Jakarta (ANTARA News) - ASEAN member countries and Canada have agreed to improve the protection of migrant workers during the 14th ASEAN-Canada Dialogue Meeting in Ottawa, Canada, on May 8, 2017.

This was stated in a press statement from the Directorate General of ASEAN Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, received in Jakarta, on Tuesday.

10.05.2017

For Immediate Release

Thailand: Insurgents Bomb Southern Mall
Targeting Civilians Possible Crime Against Humanity

03.05.2017
By Erin Cook
01st May, 2017
16:35 AEDT
20.04.2017

18 April 2017

The five international judges for the Monsanto Tribunal presented their legal opinion Tuesday, which includes key conclusions on the conduct of Monsanto and the need for important changes to international laws governing multinational corporations.

19.04.2017
April 18, 2017 7:55PM EDT
Drop Case Against Prominent Critic for Facebook Posts
19.04.2017

by Nhan Quyen • [Human Rights]

Radio Free Asia, April 17, 2017

A group of farmers in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi on Monday continued to detain at least 20 people—including riot police—in a situation sources described as “heated,” after a land dispute led to a rare incident of violence between residents and authorities over the weekend.

19.04.2017
Friday, 14 April 2017
by Rashvinjeet S. Bedi

MOHAMED Jamal Ali, fled his home in Mogadishu, Somalia in 2012 to escape a civil war that has killed thousands so far and displaced many more.

19.04.2017

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre on 18/04/2017 • Leave a comment

Bangkok: Opponents of Thailand’s military government expressed fears for the future of democracy on Monday after the mysterious removal of a plaque marking a 1932 revolution that ended absolute monarchy.

19.04.2017

By Asian Correspondent Staff | 11th April 2017 | @ascorrespondent

VIETNAM has secretly been the world’s third largest executioner over the last three years, executing 429 people between August 2013 and June 2016, Amnesty International has discovered.

Only China and Iran executed more people during that time, Amnesty’s 2016 global review of the death penalty revealed on Tuesday.

19.04.2017
Marguerite Afra Sapiie | The Jakarta Post
Jakarta | Tue, April 18, 2017 | 09:33 pm
19.04.2017

By Ge Hongliang/Global Times
On Monday, 17 April 2017

19.04.2017

Jakarta | Tue, April 18, 2017 | 10:12 am

As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) approaches its 50th anniversary this year, a momentous milestone, the region is at a crossroads more than ever on several fronts, including the rights, health and wellbeing of millions of women and girls.

19.04.2017

By Hannah Koh
Wednesday 12 April 2017

The debate surrounding the palm oil sector’s sustainability is moving from the environment to focusing on social issues, say industry practitioners at a conference in Singapore last week.

19.04.2017

PUBLISHED ON SUN, APR 16, 2017 7:02 AM

By EUNICE BARBARA C NOVIO
SPECIAL TO THE NATION

WHILE Asean has liberated the free flow of skilled workers in the region and is considering human rights protection for migrants, Filipino workers have found themselves under threat of law enforcement in Thailand.

19.04.2017

Monday, 17 April 2017 | 09:30 WIB

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Indonesia and Malaysia, which produce more than 80% of the world's palm oil, are resisting proposals by European parliamentarians that could limit their access to the second biggest palm oil market after India.

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