Category Archives: Human Rights

Vietnam Police Disperse Protest of Chinese Oil Block Survey in South China Sea

Authorities in Hanoi shut down a rare protest on Tuesday by a group of 10 activists opposed to China’s survey of an offshore oil block located within Vietnam’s exclusive economic…

Vietnam Denounces ‘Illegal Activities’ by China in the South China Sea

Vietnam denounced intrusions into its territorial waters by Chinese survey and Coast Guard vessels at an ASEAN meeting in Bangkok this week, with Vietnam’s representative calling Beijing’s actions illegal and…

Interview: ‘China Needs to Put its Money Where its Mouth is and Actually Release Some Water to Relieve the Drought’

A drought in the Mekong river region of Southeast Asia that has lasted since the beginning of this year has continued well into what should be the rainy season in…

Families Search for Recompense a Year After Deadly Laos Dam Collapse

BANGKOK One year after a catastrophic dam collapse in southern Laos killed dozens of people and displaced thousands, rights groups are demanding that multinational companies behind the $1 billion project…

Hong Kong Reels After Attacks on Commuters, Shoppers by ‘White-Shirts’

Police in Hong Kong have made a further five arrests following Sunday’svicious attacks on Hong Kong commuters and shoppers by men wearing white shirts, amid growing calls for a public…

18 Dead, 24 Injured in Cambodia Building Collapse

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA – Eighteen people were killed when an under-construction building in Cambodia collapsed early Saturday, an official said, as rescuers struggled to reach missing workers feared trapped under…

Thai Police Helped Vietnam Abduct RFA Blogger: Rights Group

Thai police helped Vietnamese police abduct a dissident blogger seeking asylum in Thailand and return him to custody in Hanoi, revealing a pattern of cooperation between security services in the…

Ex-Police Chief: Unsure if Mass Graves Were in Malaysian Territory

Malaysia’s former police chief defended his department for not acting more swiftly in investigating mass graves at human-smuggling camps on the country’s northern border in 2015, as he testified for…

Acting US Defense Chief Criticizes China’s Behavior

SINGAPORE � Since the first week acting U.S. Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan took the reins at the Pentagon, he’s said his top concern is China, China, China.On Saturday, Shanahan told…