Category Archives: Human Rights

EU Partially Suspends Tariff-Free Status For Cambodia Exports Over Rights Concerns

The European Union on Wednesday announced plans to suspend tariff-free access for around one-fifth of Cambodia’s exports to its market, citing drastic rollbacks on democracy and human rights in the Southeast Asian nation.The partial suspension of preferential trade status Cambodia… Read More

Thai Gunman Shot Dead in Mall; 26 Killed, 57 Hurt in Rampage

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, THAILAND – A soldier with a grudge gunned down 26 people and wounded 57 in Thailand’s worst shooting spree before he was fatally shot inside a mall in the country’s northeast Sunday, officials said.Officials said the soldier was… Read More

Thai Gunman Shot Dead in Mall; 26 Killed, 57 Hurt in Rampage

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, THAILAND – A soldier with a grudge gunned down 26 people and wounded 57 in Thailand’s worst shooting spree before he was fatally shot inside a mall in the country’s northeast Sunday, officials said.Officials said the soldier was… Read More

UN Top Court Issues Ruling on Provisional Measures to Protect Myanmar’s Rohingya

The U.N.’s top court ordered Myanmar on Thursday to protect Rohingya Muslims from genocidal acts and refrain from destroying evidence of alleged crimes that could be used in later hearings, prompting an ambiguous response from the government and applause from… Read More

How China, and the Law, Jumped in as Taiwan’s Presidential Campaign Shifted to Social Media

About 97% of internet users in Taiwan use Facebook. The island also has Asia’s second highest smartphone penetration after South Korea. Given these statistics, the first announced by Facebook in 2018 and the other by a market research firm, it… Read More

Philippines, Japan Discuss Strengthening Indo-Pacific Security

The Philippines and Japan on Thursday discussed enhancing bilateral cooperation on security in the Indo-Pacific region, particularly the contested South China Sea, as Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi paid his first official visit to Manila in that role.Philippine Foreign Affairs… Read More

Mahathir, Erdogan Hold Talks in Putrajaya

PUTRAJAYA, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today held a bilateral meeting at Perdana Putra, here.The 45-minute discussion was held on the sidelines of the Kuala Lumpur Summit (KL Summit) 2019.After the talks, Dr… Read More