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Cambodia: The End of Democracy
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) deplores the dissolution of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) by the Supreme Court of Cambodia yesterday. The judiciary in Cambodia is closely controlled by the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and has been increasingly Read More

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Suspension of Filipinos for overseas work effective from 13 Nov until 1 Dec
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Department of Labour and Employment of Philippines announced on Friday (10 November) of the suspension of Filipinos to work overseas with effect 15 working days from 13 November to 1 December. In a press release, it wrote, “In view of the persistent reports of Read More

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GONGOs’ presence in ASEAN civil society conference needs to be addressed
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Jean Chong Yesterday I was terribly upset by what I saw. The ASEAN civil society conference (ACSC) is a parallel event to the ASEAN summit that brings civil society organizations (CSOs) together yearly for solidarity, to discuss issues and to draft a Read More

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Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit Singapore, Malaysia and India from 30 Oct to 9 Nov
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Visit by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, at the request of the British Government, will celebrate the U.K.’s partnership with three Commonwealth Nations (Singapore, Malaysia and India) on shared priorities in advance of the Commonwealth Summit in April 2018. Read More

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UN Human Rights Council puts Cambodia under scrutiny ahead of 2018 elections
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

(Bangkok/Geneva, 29 September 2017) In passing its biannual resolution on Cambodia today, the UN Human Rights Council took the additional step of authorising the UN to prepare a report on the country in the next six months, ahead of the July 2018 elections. Read More

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11,000 villagers in five Rohingya villages face dire food and aid shortages amid threat of violence
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Burma Human Rights Network has been informed of dire need for aid in five Rohingya villages in Rathedaung Township where 11,000 people are currently living. Before the recent violence and military campaign there were 23 Muslim villages, but only five remain as the Read More

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Prosecutor appeals against Ahok’s blasphemy sentence
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

JAKARTA – On Wednesday (24 May), North Jakarta District Court has sent an appeal against Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama’s blasphemy sentence, from the public prosecutor to Jakarta High Court. The appeal was filed against a verdict handed down by the judges in the Read More

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Ahok, Jakarta’s non-active Governor issues letter from prison
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Veronica Tan, the wife of Jakarta’s non-active governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok), read a handwritten letter from her husband, written in prison for his supporters after he was sentenced to two years imprisonment on 9 May. Huge crowds of Indonesian Muslims had earlier protested against Read More

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Governor ‘Ahok’ sentenced by Jakarta District Court to two-year’s imprisonment for blasphemy charge
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The North Jakarta District Court has decided that Jakarta Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama was guilty of blasphemy for suggesting that some people had abused a Quranic verse to block his re-election bid and sentence him to two years imprisonment on Tuesday (9 May). Read More

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More than 100 died in Malaysian immigration detention camps in last two years
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

According to Malaysian immigration department data supplied to the National Human Rights Commission reviewed by Reuters, more than one hundred foreigners died from various diseases and unknown causes in the past two years in Malaysia’s immigration detention centers. In 2015 there were 83 Read More

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