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Keynote Speech on Viet Nam’s 2020 ASEAN Chairmanship By H.E. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Viet Nam (Hanoi, 6 January 2020) Distinguished guests, Fellow citizens of the ASEAN Community, 1. Along with the rest of the world, the ASEAN Community is celebrating the New Year 2020 amidst blooming spring with...

Lao Woman Gets Five Years for Criticizing Government on Facebook

Houayheuang Xayabouly, 30, also known by her nickname Mouay, was arrested Sept. 12 after she voiced her concern about the government response to flooding in the country’s southern Champassak and Salavan provinces in her Sept. 5 Facebook Live video.

Human Rights Talks Absent from ASEAN Summit

HO CHI MINH CITY - Much of the recent ASEAN summit was focused on political snubbing between Donald Trump and the region, an Asian trade agreement, and the South China Sea dispute, but one topic was not a priority: human rights.