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
Respect Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Withhold Consent for Malaysian Dam, Says New Report
Opponents to a potential agreement with Australia for Cambodia to take its unwanted refugees say it would lead to further human rights abuses for refugees.
BANGKOK: Rights groups on Monday (Aug 18) called for the immediate release of two activists charged with breaching Thailand's strict royal defamation laws during a university play.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — At the 13th general election last year, many of the complaints received from the 150 election observers throughout Sabah centred on illegalities like bribes and the threat to cut off basic amenities if constituents did not vote a certain way.
With 135 days remaining as the current Asean chair, Myanmar has proved it can do the job effectively and protect Asean's interests.
The junta may feel a bit smug that there was no mention of the May 22 coup at the 47th Asean Foreign Ministers Meeting in Myanmar last week.
The government has continued to arrest activists and protesters although it has fulfilled some of the public’s demands, a recent report by the Human Rights Records Network (Myanmar) has said.
In an exclusive interview with Karen News, Ms Charm Tong, a founder of the Shan Women’s Action Network, expressed grave concerns over ongoing Burma Army offensives in Shan State in areas of supposed ceasefire