Thailand: Rights in ‘Free Fall’ After Coup »

Thailand: Rights in ‘Free Fall’ After Coup

NEW YORK, 24 May 2014 -– The Thai military should immediately revoke abusive martial law powers, end censorship, and release all people who have been arbitrarily detained, Human Rights Watch said today. The military should urgently restore democratic, civilian rule. Since the military coup was announced on May 22, 2014, the National Peace and Order […]

ASEAN Youth Forum as bedrock of hope in Southeast Asia »

ASEAN Youth Forum as bedrock of hope in Southeast Asia

YANGON, Myanmar/04 March 2014–Throughout the past five years, the ASEAN Youth Forum (AYF) has been the bedrock of hope, empowerment and engagement towards a youth-driven Southeast Asia. The AYF has been organized in Thailand (2009), Vietnam (2010), Indonesia (2011), Cambodia (2012), and Brunei Darussalam (2013). It has already involved 500 young leaders from the Region […]

Sabai Win leads ASEAN Women’s Circle »

Sabai Win leads ASEAN Women’s Circle

JAKARTA/28 February 2014 –-Mme. Sabai Win (spouse of the Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to ASEAN) succeeds Mme. Datin Rusnah Ismail (spouse of the Permanent Representative of Malaysia to ASEAN) as the new President of the ASEAN Women’s Circle.  The new Executive Board of AWC begins its term following a […]

EU to redouble efforts in strengthening relations with ASEAN »

EU to redouble efforts in strengthening relations with ASEAN

JAKARTA, Indonesia/01 November 2013 – The European Union (EU) will redouble its effort to strengthen relations with ASEAN by stepping up its support to ASEAN Community building, said the new Ambassador of the EU to ASEAN, H.E. Olof Skoog. He presented his Letter of Credence to H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN at the […]

Malaysia: Mass arrest of peaceful protesters shows shrinking space for human rights defenders »

Malaysia: Mass arrest of peaceful protesters shows shrinking space for human rights defenders

Today’s arrest of 19 people involved in a peaceful protest against the demolition of a historical village in Malaysia shows once again how the country’s authorities are taking a hard line against human rights defenders, Amnesty International said. “If any more evidence was needed that the Malaysian authorities are restricting the space for human rights […]

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