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26.05.2016
Tama Salim
The Jakarta Post
Dilli | Thu, May 26 2016 | 08:42 am
Just 14 years into independence, Timor Leste has secured membership of a number of international forums, declaring its intent to catch up with the rest of the developing world.
26.05.2016
World | Thu May 26, 2016 5:27am EDT
DAVAO, PHILIPPINES | BY ANDREW R.C. MARSHALL AND MANUEL MOGATO
26.05.2016

By Ei Ei Toe Lwin   |   Friday, 20 May 2016

U Ko Ni, legal adviser to the National League for Democracy, said discussions were being held with interfaith groups to revive proposed legislation that had failed to get through parliament under U Thein Sein’s administration.

26.05.2016

Reuters
May 25, 2016 10:31 AM

PHNOM PENH— Cambodia's next election will be in July 2018, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on Wednesday, as leaders of the opposition face legal charges they say are politically motivated to stop them challenging the veteran premier in the vote.

25.05.2016

Ensure Protections for Refugees and Human Trafficking Survivors

(Bangkok, May 24, 2016)—Thailand authorities should conduct a thorough, independent investigation into the fatal shooting by police of a Rohingya refugee on May 23, said Fortify Rights today. Thailand should end the indefinite and arbitrary detention of refugees and human-trafficking survivors.

25.05.2016
24 May 2016
Dy Khamboly
 VOA Khmer


PHNOM PENH — Political intimidation, the suppression of political expression and restrictions on freedom of assembly have Cambodia’s young democracy under threat, observers in the country say.

25.05.2016

By Jennifer Wells | Business Columnist
Tues., May 24, 2016

Travelling through Cambodia recently, I saw tinder-dry fields baking in 40-degree heat, evidence of the country’s severe drought, now defined as the worst in a half-century.

25.05.2016

By SAW YAN NAING / THE IRRAWADDY| Tuesday, May 24, 2016 |

SHWE YAUNG PYA, Mon State — Some four hours’ drive from Rangoon off the main road to Moulmein in Mon State, the Shwe Yaung Pya Agro rubber plantation is well on its way to full commercial operations.

25.05.2016

May 24, 2016

(New York) – The Thai government should promptly act on pledges to make torture and enforced disappearance criminal offenses, Human Rights Watch said today.

25.05.2016

Rabu, 25 Mei 2016 09:22 WIB | 681 Views
Kupang, E Nusa Tenggara (ANTARA News) - The Democratic Republic of Timor Leste will become a member of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2017, the Indonesian Ambassador to ASEAN, Rahmat Pramono, said here on Tuesday.

20.05.2016

(New York) – United States President Barack Obama should press Vietnam to end its crackdown on peaceful activists and move towards free and fair elections, Human Rights Watch said today. Obama’s visit from May 23-25, will be the first in his two-term administration.

19.05.2016

19 May 2016 | Statements | Vietnam

18.05.2016

2016-05-16

Two Lao nationals have been arrested upon returning home from Thailand where they were working, while a third has vanished, because they criticized the Lao government while abroad, their friends and relatives said.

Somphone Phimmasone, 29, his girlfriend Lod Thammasong, 30, and Soukane Chaithad, 32, returned to Laos in March to renew their passports, the sources said.

18.05.2016

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians who discredit or ridicule the Government in whatever way can be barred from travelling overseas for three years.

Those who disparage the Government while abroad will also be barred from travelling abroad again for three years upon their return.

18.05.2016

Supalak Ganjanakhundee
The Nation May 18, 2016 1:00 am

No one in Southeast Asia should expect their civil rights to be protected by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). Six years since it was launched, the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) has yet to take any action to safeguard the most basic freedoms of citizens it supposedly represents.

18.05.2016

16MAY2016

Indonesia and Laos have ratified the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Open Sky Policy. The move brings to ten the number of bloc signatories to the treaty which include Myanmar, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore.

16.05.2016

MAY 16, 2016
Sentencing of Kho Jabing Violated Fair Trial Rights

(Bangkok) – Singapore President Tony Tan should urgently grant clemency to death row prisoner Kho Jabing, who is due to be executed on May 20, Human Rights Watch said today. Jabing was convicted of the murder of Cao Ruyin in 2007.

16.05.2016

BY BEN SOKHEAN AND KHUON NARIM | MAY 16, 2016

Five peaceful protesters were arrested yesterday morning in Phnom Penh as they waited to join fellow activists for the second round of a “Black Monday” campaign calling for the release of four human rights workers and an election official imprisoned earlier this month.

16.05.2016

29/04/2016 | Press release | Cambodia

16.05.2016

Released in April 2016

Over the past nine months, members, supporters, and elected representatives of Cambodia’s main opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), as well as the Sam Rainsy Party (SRP), have faced increasing harassment, attacks, arbitrary arrests, and imprisonment.

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