Category Archives: Human Rights

Thailand unveils measures to slash emissions from vehicles

BANGKOK, In a bid to control a major source of fine particulate matter PM2.5, Thailand’s Department of Land Transport (DLT) has announced a raft of measures to reduce emissions from…

Cambodia Charges Two More Opposition Members With ‘Plotting a Coup’

Authorities have charged two more members of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) with attempting to stage a coup after they expressed support for party chief Sam Rainsy’s…

US Calls on UN to Demand Unfettered Access to Xinjiang to Investigate Reports of Rights Abuses

The United Nations should demand unfettered access to northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) to investigate reports of the mass incarceration and other rights abuses against ethnic Uyghurs, a…

Cambodian Court Charges Acting Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy With ‘Insulting The King’

A court in Cambodia on Friday charged acting president of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy with insulting the King, a day after he gave an…

Thai Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence for Two Myanmar Migrants Convicted of Murdering British Tourists

The Thai Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence against two Myanmar migrant workers who were convicted of killing two British backpackers on Koh Tao, an island in southern…

Security Laws Making Australia a Secretive State, Media Leaders Say

SYDNEY – Media organizations say Australia has become a secretive state that is actively restricting the press. The leaders of the country’s major newspapers and broadcasters have made the claims…

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…