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27.02.2017

February 26, 2017 17:28
By Pratch Rujivanarom
The Nation
Dawei, Myanmar

COMMUNITY groups in Thailand and Myanmar have urged protection of human rights and prevention of environmental impacts – after Thai entrepreneurs were reported to have carried out abusive and environmentally damaging acts in neighbouring countries.

20.02.2017

Mon, 20 February 2017
Niem Chheng and Leonie Kijewski

Political analyst Kim Sok was charged, arrested and placed in pre-trial detention on Friday afternoon after showing up for questioning at Phnom Penh Municipal Court, according to court spokesman Ly Sophana.

09.02.2017


COMMENTARY: NAREERAT WIRIYAPONG

Published: 6/02/2017 at 04:30 AM
Newspaper section: Asia focus

Two recent incidents in Southeast Asia have caught the attention of international human rights activists. Indeed, they should concern anyone who cares about the rule of law.

09.02.2017
By Rex Remitio, CNN Philippines
Updated 17:58 PM PHT Sat, January 14, 2017
09.02.2017

Rabu, 18 Januari 2017 09:02 WIB | 1.082 Views

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Commissioner of ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Dinna Wisnu calls on more womens participation in the politics and public policy to address a very diverse issues of human rights in the region.

09.02.2017
Thu Feb 2, 2017 | 5:53am EST
By Enrico Dela Cruz and Manolo Serapio Jr | MANILA
08.02.2017

By Victoria Wah

Mother Nature, an environmental non-governmental organization, recently hired a Singaporean law firm Eugene Thuraisingam LLP to investigate irregularities in sand imports from Cambodia to Singapore.

08.02.2017

Published 7 Feb 2017, 3:33 pm     Updated 7 Feb 2017, 3:36 pm

US President Donald J Trump’s executive order to ban immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries has provoked reactions in USA and worldwide, not least in Malaysia.

While the debate on border control is still hot, I want to bring our attention to the immigration question in Malaysia.

08.02.2017

With regard to the news release issued by the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression voicing concerns over the use of the lèse-majesté law, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to clarify as follows:

08.02.2017

GENEVA (7 February 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion of freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, today called on the Thai authorities to stop using lèse-majesté provisions as a political tool to stifle critical speech. In Thailand, defaming, insulting or threatening the royal family carries a penalty of three to fifteen years’ imprisonment.

08.02.2017

FEBRUARY 7, 2017 10:25AM EST
Leading Rights Groups Protest Pattern of Intimidation

(Phnom Penh) – Cambodian authorities should immediately drop the politically motivated criminal investigation of human rights defenders Am Sam-at and Chan Puthisak, Amnesty International, Civil Rights Defenders, Human Rights Watch, and the International Commission of Jurists said today.

07.02.2017

Mon, 6 February 2017
Erin Handley

Prime Minister Hun Sen has reassured his Burmese counterpart that the Kingdom will not interfere in the escalating “Rohingya issue”, a day after a damning UN report revealed widespread gang rape and murder allegedly committed against the Muslim ethnic minority by Myanmar security forces.

07.02.2017

By Reuters 3 February 2017

GENEVA, Switzerland — Burma President Htin Kyaw’s spokesman said on Friday that the government had not yet seen a highly critical UN human rights report on Arakan State.

07.02.2017
February 6, 2017 2:00 am JST
De facto leader distancing herself from Myanmar's religious tensions
MOTOKAZU MATSUI, Nikkei staff writer
07.02.2017

February 6, 2017 3:31PM EST

Justice Marred by Cover-Up, Shoddy Inquiries, and Gaps in Law

24.01.2017

By Equality Myanmar on December 29, 2016 HR News

Aung Myo Min, Human Rights Activist and Director of Equality Myanmar

As a dedicated human rights activist, U Aung Myo Min is one of the foremost civil society leaders in Burma.

13.12.2016

December 12, 2016 1:55 am JST

Aung San Suu Kyi responds to regional concern over Rakhine with unprecedented call for ASEAN meeting.

Kavi Chongkittavorn, Contributing writer

13.12.2016

Posted 12 Dec 2016 21:52 Updated 12 Dec 2016 22:00

YANGON: Myanmar has called an emergency ASEAN meeting to discuss the Rohingya crisis, a diplomat said Monday (Dec 12), as regional tensions deepen over a bloody military crackdown on the country's Muslim minority.

More than 20,000 Rohingya have flooded into Bangladesh over the past two months, fleeing a military campaign in Myanmar's western Rakhine state.

28.11.2016

Indonesia marks 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Date: 26 November 2015

28.11.2016

23 Nov 2016 at 21:14 4,687
WRITER: MYANMAR TIMES

Nearly 100 Karen refugees from the Nu Po camp in Tak are expected to return to Myanmar next year, forming the second batch under the two governments’ repatriation scheme.

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