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Submitted by Eleven on Sun, 04/09/2017 - 22:20

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Advocacy group’s signature campaign targets orders deemed too restrictive for people’s rights.

A signature campaign is underway to propose a new law to revoke junta orders deemed to have affected people’s rights.


By Afp | Published: 10:20 BST, 9 April 2017 | Updated: 10:20 BST, 9 April 2017

The UN children's agency UNICEF has called on Myanmar's government to release Rohingya children detained as part of a sweeping military campaign in Rakhine state.


FMT Reporters | April 8, 2017

PETALING JAYA: Not satisfied with the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate’s Court imposition of a RM10,000 fine on Lena Hendry, the public prosecutor is now filing an appeal for a more severe punishment, Malaysiakini reported today.

New Sin Yew told the news portal that his client had receive a letter informing her of the decision to appeal.


Published on Friday, 07 April 2017 14:14

KUALA LUMPUR: The Children's Fund of the United Nations (PBB) has reminded Malaysia that child marriage under the age of 18 years old is grossly wrong as it goes against the basis of human rights.


7 April 2017 by Shannon Power

Trans Thai women who have not had gender reassignment surgery still have to serve in the country’s military under conscription laws.

At the age of 21 men in Thailand can either serve a voluntary six month stint in the army or risk their chances in a lottery. The annual lottery is held in April.


BANGKOK –  Thailand's king signed the country's new constitution on Thursday, putting his stamp of approval on the nation's 20th charter since the absolute monarchy was abolished in 1932.

King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun endorsed the document in an elaborate ceremony at the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall attended by senior members of the country's military government as well as foreign diplomats.


Nawar Firdaws | April 9, 2017

PETALING JAYA: While police have yet to uncover the mystery behind the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh and three others like him, another person is feared to have also gone missing.

Speaking to FMT, Darryl Chong, the son of missing Peter Chong, said he last saw his father at their house on Wednesday.

The family lost contact with Peter a couple of days later.


By NST ONLINE - March 8, 2017 @ 7:32pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank today announced that it will offer extended maternity leave of up to 365 days for eligible female employees within the group with immediate effect.

This makes Maybank the first bank in the country to offer such a maternity leave benefit for its employees.


By Leilani S. Junio
8 March 2017 | ILOILO CITY

ASCC Ministers with DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo and ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh at the 17th ASEAN Socio-Cultural Council Meeting, March 8, Iloilo City


PARIS, 7 March 2017 (VCHR) – As the world prepares to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March under the theme “Be Bold for Change”, women in Vietnam are paying a high price for standing up for their rights.


by Aliran admin - 22 Feb 2017

The UN Human Rights Office for South East Asia is concerned by a Malaysian court’s conviction of human rights activist Lena Hendry over a private screening of a documentary on the Sri Lankan civil war, and the chilling effect on the exercise of freedom of expression and assembly.


by Sek Odom | February 23, 2017

Tep Vanny, one of the country’s most prominent rights activists, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on Thursday over charges related to a protest outside Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Phnom Penh mansion in 2013.


by Social Marketing | Feb 22, 2017 | News | 0 comments

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Judy M. Taguiwalo this morning delivered a keynote speech at the Regional Workshop to Promote Family Acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) Persons in the ASEAN activity led by  the ASEAN SOGIE Caucus (ASC).


y LLANESCA T. PANTI, TMT on February 16, 2017 Top Stories

THE revival of capital punishment will be an embarrassment for the Philippines and a setback for the rest of Southeast Asia, a number of lawmakers from the region said on Wednesday.


By Kalinga Seneviratne

BANGKOK (IDN) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has signaled his intention to push harder for the adoption of a binding regional treaty to protect the human rights of migrant workers during his chairmanship of ASEAN (Association of South east Asian Nations) this year.


By onlinecitizen on February 21, 2017 Civil Society

Public statement from Amnesty International


by Nhan Quyen • [Human Rights]

Vatican Radio, February 24, 2017


February 26, 2017 17:28
By Pratch Rujivanarom
The Nation
Dawei, Myanmar

COMMUNITY groups in Thailand and Myanmar have urged protection of human rights and prevention of environmental impacts – after Thai entrepreneurs were reported to have carried out abusive and environmentally damaging acts in neighbouring countries.