News Updates

11.12.2018

The ink had barely dried on the UN-backed Khmer Rouge Tribunal‘s verdict against Pol Pot’s former henchmen when Cambodia’s leader, Hun Sen, shockingly revealed his “regret” over not killing his opponents.

But to the late Lee Kwan Yew, Hun Sen’s revelation was expected. Singapore’s late prime minister once described Hun Sen and his regime as “utterly merciless and ruthless, without humane feelings.”

08.12.2018

Thai people prefer less harmful products to cigarettes, due mainly to health concerns. These are some the results from a new survey on the tobacco industry and providing smoke-free alternatives.

08.12.2018

Almost five million migrants in Asean region are women who contribute significantly to the economies of both their countries of origin and destination.

07.12.2018

PHNOM PENH: A Cambodian labour activist faces deportation from Thailand over his role in making a sex-trafficking documentary that angered the Phnom Penh government, which dismissed it as fake, his wife said on Friday.

The administration of Prime Minister Hun Sen has launched a crackdown on those it says are critics of the government, including human rights advocates and opposition politicians.

07.12.2018

Rights groups have expressed concerns over incidents of religious conversion therapy for LGBTQI people, fearing the practice may increase as religion becomes a focus ahead of the elections in 2019.

Islamic exorcisms are being used as conversion therapy in parts of Indonesia with one Indonesian television program even televising the ritual on an allegedly gay man.

06.12.2018

The 25th Asean Labour Ministers’ Meeting (ALMM) and its related meetings/conference, which concluded on November 29, have adopted three outcome documents which were released to the media late on Tuesday.

06.12.2018

Dinna Wisnu | Indonesian representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights

06.12.2018

A convention to end racial discrimination is stoking anger in Malaysia.

But fears that the ratification of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) could have adverse consequences may be ill-founded.

The ICERD is a United Nations Convention which commits its members to the elimination of racial discrimination and the promotion of understanding among all races.

05.12.2018

Interview with Nurul Izzah Anwar, Malaysian Member of Parliament and political activist.

05.12.2018

Indonesian soldiers prepare to board a helicopter from Wamena in Papua province on Wednesday to retrieve the bodies of the construction workers killed in Nduga. (AFP photo)

04.12.2018

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (R) and his running mate Ma'ruf Amin (2nd L) take part in a peace declaration for the general election campaign at the National Monument in Jakarta on 23 September, 2018. (Adek Berry / AFP Photo)

04.12.2018

Bangkok - A refugee footballer from Bahrain has been detained for another 12 days in Thailand, an immigration official said Tuesday, as a rights group decried the "tug of war" over his fate.

04.12.2018

By Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

At the end of the 33rd ASEAN summit in Singapore on Nov. 15, Singapore formally handed over the symbolic gavel of ASEAN chairmanship to Thailand, which it last held in 2009. The one-year rotating term will officially begin on Jan. 1, 2019.

04.12.2018

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has offered Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi any help New Zealand could give to resolve the Rohingya crisis.

03.12.2018

International organisations are joining the call for Thai authorities and a Thai-owned poultry company to drop criminal and civil defamation complaints brought by the company against human rights defenders.

03.12.2018

Hundreds of Papuan Students Alliance (AMP) in march in Surabaya to commemorate December 1, a day they consider to be West Papua liberation day, on Saturday. Image: Wahyoe Boediwardhana/jakarta Post

03.12.2018

Faced with protests, Malaysia's PM Mahathir Mohamad backtracks on his government ratifying UN human rights treaty ICERD.

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