ASEAN-Korea hosts SecGens’ meeting »

ASEAN-Korea hosts SecGens’ meeting

SEOUL, 16 April 2013 – The ASEAN-Korea Centre hosted a meeting among  the Secretaries-General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre, ASEAN-Japan Centre and ASEAN-China Centre  on 12 April 2013 at the ASEAN-Korea Centre to discuss areas of collaboration that would further support cooperation among ASEAN and the Plus Three countries (the Republic of Korea, Japan, and China). […]

Malaysia: Backsliding on Rights (Part III) »

Malaysia: Backsliding on Rights (Part III)

The government appealed a 2011 Kuala Lumpur High Court ruling that a “license to publish is a right, not a privilege,” therefore requiring review of the government’s “improper and irrational” unwillingness to issue a license to the largest on-line newspaper, Malaysiakini, to publish a daily print edition. An amendment to the Evidence Act provides that computer […]

Malaysia: Backsliding on Rights (Part II) »

Malaysia: Backsliding on Rights (Part II)

Government harassment of human rights defenders continued in 2012, Human Rights Watch said. In response to spurious allegations by Jaringan Melayu Malaysia, an organization with close ties to Malaysia’s leaders, the government pursued a politically motivated investigation of Suaram, a leading Malaysian human rights organization in operation since 1989. At least six government agencies are […]

Malaysia: Backsliding on Rights (Part I) »

Malaysia: Backsliding on Rights (Part I)

BANGKOK /01 February 2013 – Prime Minister Najib Razak’s promised reforms did not significantly improve legal protections for basic liberties in Malaysia, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2013. Press restrictions, the use of excessive force against peaceful demonstrators, and intimidation of rights groups exposed the limits of government adherence to internationally recognized […]

UNESCAP head calls for environment care among businesses »

UNESCAP head calls for environment care among businesses

VIENTIANE, Laos\04 November 2012 by Frencie Carreon—The Director General of Trade and Investment Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) today urged world business and economic leaders, all small-to-medium enterprises managers,  and trade investors to bring into their respective business development thrusts   considerations for the environment. “Businesses […]

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