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16.05.2016

Alyaa Azhar
15 May 2016, PM 10:41

Electoral watchdog Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah will not be able to accept the Gwangju Prize Human Rights Award in South Korea on the coalition's behalf because she is not allowed to leave Malaysia.

She found this out today when she was barred from passing through immigration gates at the KL International Airport, Bersih secretariat member Mandeep Singh said.

16.05.2016

Quratul-Ain Bandial | The Brunei Times/ANN | Bandar Seri Begawan
Fri, April 29 2016 | 08:33 pm

The ASEAN Commission on Women and Children ( ACWC ) plans to release a report on women’s rights and gender equality this June, examining the progress and disparities experienced by Southeast Asian women in politics, education, health and the community.

16.05.2016

As 2016 chair of the Association of South East Asian Nations, the Laotian People’s Democratic Republic is leading the group toward political irrelevance. And that is doubtless how China, the hand controlling the Laotian glove puppet, would like to see it.

16.05.2016

JAKARTA: Indonesia announced Monday it will form a team to investigate what activists say are mass graves from 1960s anti-communist massacres, its latest move to resolve the dark chapter.
The decision came after activists handed authorities a list of sites where they say some of those killed during the massacres were buried.

16.05.2016

THE EDITORIAL BOARD |  MAY 9, 2016

The Rohingya are a Muslim minority in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar that has been systematically denied the most elemental rights: citizenship, freedom of worship, education, marriage and travel. Tens of thousands of the Rohingya were driven from their homes by violence in 2012; last year many tried to flee persecution and deprivation in desperate sea voyages.

16.05.2016

Commentary 2016/15, 10 May 2016

The political ascensions to the summits of power of the presumptive president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, and first-term Indonesian president Joko Widodo are very similar in their disinterest in foreign policy in general and in ASEAN in particular.

16.05.2016

Sabtu, 14 Mei 2016 12:37 WIB | 1.361 Views
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesias Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu has urged ASEAN countries to intensify joint patrolling to prevent the regions waters from falling prey to Somalia-style piracy.

His remarks came on Friday in response to a newsmans question about piracy in the Malacca Strait and the ASEAN waters recently.

16.05.2016

BY CRISTIAN TALESCOMAY 10, 2016 - 11:21 AM

Five years since submitting its formal membership application to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the small Pacific country of East Timor is more determined than ever to join.

16.05.2016

World | Wed May 11, 2016 3:08am EDT Related: WORLD, THAILAND, MYANMAR
BY ALISA TANG

MAE SOT, Thailand (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ta Mla Saw was about seven when she and her family fled from Myanmar troops attacking her village in the country's ethnic Karen region, and crossed the river into Thailand to the safety of refugee camps dotted along the border.

16.05.2016

Mely Caballero-Anthony
PUBLISHEDMAY 12, 2016, 5:00 AM SGT

A charismatic maverick by the name of Rodrigo Duterte, a long-time mayor of Davao city in the southern Philippines island of Mindanao, has this week been elected president of the Philippines.

16.05.2016

May 15, 2016 5:47 pm JST

At a recent preparatory meeting for the upcoming summit between leaders of Russia and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN officials politely dodged Russia's requests to become an ASEAN "strategic partner," and to hold an exclusive meeting with the regional bloc's defense ministers.

16.05.2016

9 May 2016

The ICJ is deeply concerned at the recent legal harassment of several Cambodian human rights defenders and perceived political opponents, which raises serious questions as to the impartiality of the investigators, prosecutors and judges involved.

07.05.2016

Ayomi Amindoni
Reporter/Writer

Posted: Fri, May 6 2016 | 08:38 pm

The ASEAN Literary Festival 2016 continues as its second day on Friday saw a varied discussion about voicing social issues despite protests from several groups at the festival's opening.

07.05.2016

Saigon, Vietnam – 4 May 2016

Vietnamese democracy activist, Dr. Nguyen Dan Que, is the 2016 co-recipient of the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights. Dr. Nguyen Dan Que is the first Vietnamese winner of this prestigious Human Rights award, which has since 2000 been given to those who promote human rights, democracy and peace in their work. Burma’s Aung San Su Kyi also received this award in 2004.

07.05.2016

By Tess Bacalla

MANILA, Apr 29 (Reporting ASEAN) — Marilyn Sakiwat, 55, looked forward to coming home to the Philippines for good after years of working overseas, making up for lost time with her now grown-up children, and becoming a productive member of her community.

07.05.2016

By Felix Heiduk
May 03, 2016

07.05.2016

‘Insulting the Monarchy’ Charge Filed for Inaction to Facebook Message

(New York) – The Thai military junta brought “insulting the monarchy” charges against the mother of a pro-democracy activist for her response to an allegedly unlawful Facebook message, Human Rights Watch said today.

07.05.2016

Plan of Action Needed for Legal Reform, Minority Rights, Accountability

(New York) ­– Burma’s new government led by the National League for Democracy (NLD) should signal human rights are a top priority by presenting a plan of action to begin long-needed reforms, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to new president Htin Kyaw.

03.05.2016

Posted On 03 May 2016
By : Leo Jegho
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Tag: AEC, ASEAN Economic Community, Foreign Workers, Indonesia, news

Jakarta, GIVnews.com – The government will more strictly regulate the recruitment of foreigners to work in Indonesia. This is due to fears that many more foreign nationals, mainly unskilled workers, will flock to Indonesia with the start of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2016.

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