Category Archives: Human Rights

Heritage Site or Home? Indigenous Thais Fight for Right to Forest

BANGKOK Hundreds of indigenous Karen people in Thailand face evictions from a national park that authorities wish to turn into a World Heritage Site, joining millions in a similarly precarious…

For Vietnam, Trade War a Sword That Cuts Both Ways

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM Look at a list of the top four countries in Asia that could be hurt as China’s economy slows down and its ongoing trade war…

MOL National Labour Day Organizing Committee Meets

On April 9, 2019, at 14.00 hours, Permanent Secretary of Labour, Mr. Jarin Chakkaphark assigned Deputy Permanent Secretary of Labour, Mr. Viwat jiraphanvanichto chair the National Labour Day 2019 Coordinating…

International organizations step up coordination in human and animal health sectors to ward off infectious diseases and rising antimicrobial resistance

09/04/2019 Bangkok, Thailand Alarmed by the continuing threat of infectious diseases that can spread between animals and humans in Asia and the Pacific, three international organizations have announced they are…

Cho Yang-Ho, Indicted Korean Air Chairman, Dies at 70

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA Korean Air’s chairman, whose leadership included scandals such as his daughter’s infamous incident of nut rage, has died due to illness, the company said Monday.Cho Yang-ho had…

Indonesian Palm Oil Association Says EU Discriminatory

JAKARTA, INDONESIA In a bid to increase renewable energy use in Europe, the European Commission adopted a new regulatory framework in June 2018. With the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED…

Nighttime Curfew Imposed in Five Townships in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Officials have imposed a nighttime curfew in five townships in Myanmar’s war-ravaged western Rakhine state in response to a string of violent attacks against police and government soldiers in the…

Thai Junta Chief Demands Action to Cut Smog

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND Thailand’s junta chief gave the smog-hit northern city of Chiang Mai seven days to crack down on spiraling pollution Tuesday, which has seen the tourist hotspot choke…