Joint Communiqué of the 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, 8 August 2014
The letter open letter is submitted to the 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting and Endorsed by 58 Organizations/Networks
Human rights activists in Myanmar have criticized President U Thein Sein’s request to block submission of a human rights report by the European Union to the United Nations General Assembly during his participation in the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting in Milan, Italy.
Joko Widodo will cap a remarkable rise from an upbringing in a riverside slum when he is sworn in as Indonesia’s president Monday, but takes power amid doubts about his ability to enact much-needed reforms.
The Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG), an independent community based human rights organisation, has called for all armed sides in Burma to hold members of their armed forces to account if they have perpetrated abuses, including any abusive actions taken in the latest fighting.
More than 650 representatives of Myanmar’s civil society organisations came together for a forum of meetings in Yangon and to issue a damning report on their opinions over the country’s reform process.
Malaysia should use its regional and international influence to promote positive changes in Myanmar to stem the tide of people fleeing that country, a Bar Council official said.
Prominent Thai scholar Sulak Sivaraksa was cited in a criminal complaint on Thursday for his comments about a Thai king who died 400 years ago.
Six months after activist Pholachi Rakchongcharoen, also known as “Billy”, is believed to have been the victim of enforced disappearance in Kaengkrachan National Park, western Thailand, Amnesty International renews calls on authorities to establish the truth about his fate and whereabouts as a matter of urgency.
The “Phnom Penh incident” was a true test of ASEAN’s unity and has been recorded in history as one of its lowest points ever. It was also evidence of how central China’s assertiveness is in affecting the region’s security and stability.