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How trade wars affect human rights

Sheith Khidhir Rohingya Muslim refugees who were stranded after leaving Myanmar walk towards the Balukhali refugee camp after crossing the border in Bangladesh's Ukhia district. (Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP Photo) The world’s eyes are fixated on Myanmar. Numerous online petitions have been set up among the international community to voice concerns...

Myanmar crisis getting out of hand

Armed rebels belonging to the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) ethnic group move towards the frontline near Laiza in Kachin state. (Hkun Lat / AFP Photo) Myanmar is currently in crisis. Last week, for the first time, the United Nations (UN) officially called for top Myanmar military officials to “be investigated...

Indonesia Urges Myanmar to Apply UN`s Decision on Rohingya

A Rohingya refugee carries bricks to rebuild his makeshift house, in preparation for the approaching monsoon season at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Kutupalong, Bangladesh. Rohingya refugees who fled Myanmar during a brutal crackdown now face a new danger: rain. The annual monsoon will soon sweep through camps...

Malaysia Defends UN’s Report on Myanmar

'Malaysia cannot be silent, or ignore Rohingya crisis,' Foreign Ministry says ANKARA Malaysia, member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Wednesday said it had not turned a blind eye to "the Rohingya crisis". This week, the UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar called on Myanmar’s top military officials, including...

Has Facebook Censored Myanmar’s Commander-in-Chief?

Facebook on August 27 banned 20 military-linked individuals and organisations from its platform, including Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. (Steve Tickner | Frontier) Some say Facebook has overreached, but it's debateable whether rights to expression and information are being violated. By OLIVER SPENCER and YIN YADANAR THEIN | FRONTIER ON AUGUST 27,...

Myanmar Rejects UN Report Alleging Genocide

Rohingya refugees attending a ceremony to remember the first anniversary of a military crackdown that prompted a massive exodus of people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia, on Aug 25, 2018. YANGON • Myanmar yesterday rejected a United Nations investigation that called for top generals...

Amnesty condemns police attack on parishioners in Vietnam

Amnesty International said that unidentified people who infiltrated the protest march started to throw ‎stones at the police who responded with tear gas and flash grenades. While running away, the group ‎was again attacked, this time by police, with fists, rods and electric batons.  ‎ by Nhan Quyen • Vatican...

Indonesians Protest at Myanmar Embassy Over Rohingya Cause

Hundreds of Indonesians, angered over the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, protested Thursday outside the Myanmar Embassy in the Indonesian capital. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSNOV. 24, 2016, 4:30 A.M. E.S.T. JAKARTA, Indonesia — Hundreds of Indonesians, angered over the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, protested Thursday outside the Myanmar...

New Rules in Singapore Will Restrict Annual Gay-Rights Gathering

Singapore posted new public speaking rules on Friday, clarifying that foreign companies and individuals need a permit to sponsor or take part in certain events, in an amendment that will restrict foreign support for an annual gay-rights gathering. NBC OUT Oct 21 2016, 5:21 pm ET Singapore posted new public speaking rules...

Nearly Hundreds of Vietnamese Environmentalists Detained during Sunday Peaceful Demonstrations, Many Severely Beaten

Vietnam’s security forces in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh  City and Danang and other localities on Sunday 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...