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27.04.2016

PETALING JAYA: Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) community should be given jobs if they are qualified for them.

Commenting on the issue of the police only accepting heterosexual men and women in the force, Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) Executive Director Sevan Doraisamy said it was against fundamental liberties to place such restrictions in employment.

27.04.2016

April 25, 2016 7:00 pm JST

The emergence of Thongloun Sisoulith as the new leader of the People's Democratic Republic of Laos augurs well for the country's chairmanship of the 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations this year.

27.04.2016

Marguerite Afra Sapiie
Reporter

Posted: Fri, April 22 2016 | 01:18 pm

The House of Representatives' special committee on the revision of the 2003 Terrorism Law has called for a supervisory mechanism to oversee the extended detention period for terrorism suspects to prevent potential human rights violations.

27.04.2016
Saturday April 23, 2016
12:08 PM GMT+8
BY YISWAREE PALANSAMY

KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 ― Those who are openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) will not be admitted into the police force even if they qualify as such sexualities are not accepted in Malaysia, a top police official said today.

27.04.2016

Published 25 Apr 2016, 12:11 pm     Updated 25 Apr 2016, 12:14 pm

Gerakan wants the Malaysian Human Rights Commission's (Suhakam) annual report to be tabled and debated in Parliament, although it had never been allowed to do so since the commission's incorporation in 1999.

In the 2015 annual report unveiled on April 20, Suhakam took a firm stand against the use of the Sedition Act.

27.04.2016

BY AFP - 25 APRIL 2016 @ 3:00 PM MANILA:

A Philippine presidential candidate who joked about raping a murdered Australian missionary has widened his lead over his rivals despite a backlash from diplomats, the influential church and women’s groups.

27.04.2016

April 26, 2016
Wisma Putra was too emotional and defensive in its reaction to the US report on human rights practices.

By Saleh Mohammed

27.04.2016

Anh Do  Reporter

Her food's waiting — sizzling onion steak and fragrant catfish — but the woman on a mission does not pause between back-to-back interviews.

She's done nine since leaving Vietnam and landing in Los Angeles last week, rushing to Orange County's Little Saigon, fiercely staying on message, softly sharing a plea for her husband's freedom.

27.04.2016

By Le Thi Minh Hue, Channel NewsAsia
Posted 21 Apr 2016 21:30

HANOI: Vietnam on Thursday (Apr 21) criticised the US Department of State’s 2015 human rights report that had been critical of the Southeast Asian country.

27.04.2016

April 21, 2016

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned about a symposium on the 1965 massacre, held on 18 and 19 April 2016 in Jakarta. The government, represented by the President`s advisory body (Watimpres), the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM), the Press Council, and also representatives from other government institutions attended the symposium.

27.04.2016

By Luke Hunt April 22, 2016

Word around the diplomatic circuit is that Indonesia is gearing up for another round of wholesale executions, which it says is justified by the damage caused to its population by local and foreign drug traffickers.

21.04.2016

By Luke Hunt
April 14, 2016

21.04.2016

By Carl Middleton*

BANGKOK, Apr 19 (Reporting ASEAN) – The arrival of the ASEAN Economic Community in December 2015 marked a major milestone in the ambition of the countries of the region to become closer to one another through economic cooperation. It anticipates economic growth, and with it a growing role for large transnational and domestic corporations, as well as for smaller businesses.

21.04.2016
Wirya Adiwena
Head of international relations at the Habibie Center in Jakarta
Posted: Fri, April 15 2016 | 12:45 pm

 

21.04.2016

Hold perpetrators accountable, amend peaceful assembly law

(Yangon, April 14, 2016)—While welcoming the Government of Myanmar’s recent release of political prisoners, Fortify Rights and the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic urged authorities today to open a formal investigation into the violent police crackdown against protesters in March 2015 in Letpadan.

20.04.2016

19 Apr 2016 at 04:00 |NEWSPAPER SECTION: NEWS | WRITER: WASSANA NANUAM

Permanent secretary for defence Gen Preecha Chan-o-cha, the younger brother of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, is facing a probe over allegations of malfeasance and nepotism in the appointment of his son as an army officer.

19.04.2016

19 Apr 2016 at 04:00 | NEWSPAPER SECTION: NEWS | WRITER: APINYA WIPATAYOTIN

Local communities and environmentalists petitioned the Supreme Administrative Court Monday to revoke a National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) directive waiving city planning regulations to facilitate waste-to-energy plant projects.

19.04.2016
Anton Hermansyah
Reporter
Posted: Tue, April 19 2016 | 01:10 pm
19.04.2016
Erika Anindita Dewi
Reporter/Writer
Posted: Tue, April 19 2016 | 12:38 pm

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