This report presents the results of a quantitative and qualitative study, aimed at understanding the process by which the DSEZ project has unfolded, and the extent to which the rights of the local people are being protected and respected by the relevant States and corporations in the implementation of the project.
The present report sets out the Special Rapporteur's preliminary key areas of focus and reccomendation aimed at contributing to Myanmar's efforts toward respecting, protecting and promoting human rights and achieving democratization, national reconciliation and development.
Joint Communiqué of the 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, 8 August 2014
The labour conditions of migrant workers in Malaysia have been under the international spotlight in recent months. First was a riot in an IT factory involving Nepalese workers. A month later, a report on the working conditions of labour in the electronics sector found conditions that were headlined “modern day slavery” in international press.
"The Thai government faces a clear-cut test on whether it will arrest and prosecute those responsible for the killing of a Malay Muslim teenager. A failure to act decisively will further fuel perceptions in the Muslim community that the Thai security forces are untouchable and can commit abuses with impunity." - Brad Adams, Asia director
Pursuing Indonesia’s national interest in the ASEAN Community will be the hardest challenge faced by the new Indonesian foreign minister, according to former foreign minister Nur Hassan Wirajuda.
A Thai court on Wednesday dismissed the first of four criminal and civil defamation cases filed against a British human rights activist by a Thai fruit processing company accused of mistreating migrant workers.
A Myanmar journalist who was killed in army custody this month was once a democracy activist and a bodyguard for opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, his wife said on Tuesday
"In any society, when one group becomes very strong and takes away the rights of other groups, then that group becomes despotic and dangerous to society. Societies like that can’t be democratic." Dieu Cay said.
After activist Ali Abd Jalil, Malaysia can expect more from its Malay-Muslim community to leave the country and seek refuge abroad if local Islamic authorities continue to prosecute those they deem as having “deviant” opinions, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim said.
Myanmar is developing its first independent press council. DW Akademie recently invited Myanmar constitutive members to discuss the process with representatives from German and European media organizations.