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Khmer Times/Taing Vida Monday, 11 July 2016

The US Department of State has released a statement offering its condolences over the death of prominent Cambodian political commentator Kem Ley and urging the government to conduct an independent investigation.


BY RUPA DAMODARAN - 2 JUNE 2016 @ 11:02 AM

KUALA LUMPUR: Timor Leste, which is eyeing the 11th place in the Asean grouping, has embarked on numerous reforms to accelerate the level of private investments into the country.

Prime Minister Rui Maria de Araujo said they range from regulatory reforms to enable the public administration respond to the demands of the business investing community.


THURSDAY, 02 JUNE, 2016 | 06:34 WIB

TEMPO.CO, Kuala Lumpur - Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla has proposed the implementation of an ASEAN minimum wage for workers in the ASEAN member countries to ensure equality in the region.

"It is very important to prevent unhealthy competition in ASEAN," he said on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2016 on Wednesday.


Details Published on Thursday, 02 June 2016 10:14

KUALA LUMPUR: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will not undermine ASEAN unity as a single community, says Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.

He said there had been much discussions within ASEAN to disseminate information on the challenges and opportunities offered by the TPPA.


Jakarta. Speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Kuala Lumpur, Lippo Group deputy chairman Ginandjar Kartasasmita said Indonesia's democratic journey was a strong plus for the regional bloc, as well as for the wider Asia region.


Iman Prihandono
Surabaya | Sat, June 4 2016 | 08:36 am

The basic tenet of creating an institution called a corporation is to bring more benefit to society at large. Corporations can generate economic wealth on a much larger scale than individual businesses.


By Vu Quoc Ngu, June 5, 2016

Vietnam’s security forces in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh  City and Danang and other localities on Sunday [June 5] arrested nearly one hundred of environmental activists during peaceful demonstrations which aimed to demand the government to be transparent in a serious environmental disaster in the central coastal region which has killed hundreds of tons of marine species since April 6.


By Aung kyaw Min   |   Monday, 06 June 2016

The monks vowed to continue protecting race and religion under the new government, while also maintaining the fight against citizenship for those who self-identify as Muslim Rohingya.


By: Carla P. Gomez, Joel Franco, Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
Inquirer Visayas
01:50 AM June 5th, 2016


June 4, 2016, Saturday

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has agreed to allow more Cambodians to work in the country, especially as domestic maids.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said visiting Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen conveyed Cambodia’s interest to send more Cambodian workers to Malaysia at their bilateral talks here yesterday.


FIDH - International Federation for Human Rights and its member organization for Laos Lao Movement for Human Rights (LMHR)
Joint press release

Court Convicts Two Men for Attacks on Loei Human Rights Defenders

Wahyu Susilo and Indriaswati Dyah Saptaningrum
Jakarta | Tue, May 31 2016 | 07:18 am


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One bus load of (self-paying) Temiar will be in the Kota Baru High Court on Monday 30 May 2016, for the start of the land rights case of Pos Belatim in the Gua Musang district of Kelantan.


Luke Hunt
May 26, 2016 5:05 AM

PHNOM PENH— A Cambodian court will rule shortly on charges brought against three military personnel who have confessed to beating two opposition politicians outside the National Assembly in October.


Supalak Ganjanakhundee
The Nation May 18, 2016 1:00 am

No one in Southeast Asia should expect their civil rights to be protected by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). Six years since it was launched, the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) has yet to take any action to safeguard the most basic freedoms of citizens it supposedly represents.


May 17, 2016, Tuesday

KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam), together with a group of experienced media professionals, are in the midst of developing a code of ethics to guide media practitioners on human rights issues.

Its secretary, Rodziah Abdul said a document related to the code of ethics was presented to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan.


Charles H. Rivkin
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs

Earlier this week, the Administration took steps to support private sector interest in Burma and help the new democratically-elected government.


12:28, 21 May 2016 Saturday

World Bulletin / News Desk
Myanmar’s parliament has voted down a powerful nationalist ethnic party’s proposal for an urgent citizenship verification process for Muslims in troubled Rakhine State, state media reported Saturday.

Tama Salim
The Jakarta Post
Dilli | Thu, May 26 2016 | 08:42 am
Just 14 years into independence, Timor Leste has secured membership of a number of international forums, declaring its intent to catch up with the rest of the developing world.