Category Archives: Human Rights

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 at the first public hearing of a parliamentary inquiry investigating… Read More

Tens of Thousands Flee Homes in Flood-Hit Myanmar as Landslide Toll Hits 59

MAWLAMYINE, MYANMAR – Vast swathes of southeastern Myanmar lie under floodwaters that have already forced tens of thousands to flee their homes as the death toll from a massive landslide hit 59, firefighters said Monday.Seasonal monsoon rains batter the country… Read More

The Man Behind Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge ‘Died Easier Than the People He Killed’

SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA In his most recent photos, Nuon Chea looks like somebody’s grandfather, wearing big dark glasses that suggest a sensitivity to light possibly tied to other medical problems.Not that long ago, he’d gone from tottering as he walked… Read More

Rohingyas should be citizens or be given their own state – Tun M

KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 (Bernama) � The Rohingyas should be treated as Myanmar nationals or be given a chance to form their own state, said Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.He said even though Malaysia generally does not wish… Read More

Another Canadian Detained in China Amid Diplomatic Chill

OTTAWA, ONTARIO � A Canadian citizen has been detained in Yantai, China, Canada’s government said Saturday, a step that comes amid tense relations between the countries. Global Affairs Canada did not provide details about the identity of the detainee, nor… Read More

Joint Declaration Of ASEAN Defence Ministers On Sustainable Security Signed In Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand, Defence Ministers of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), signed a Joint Declaration on Sustainable Security here on Thursday, to promote cooperation among ASEAN, to counter non-traditional, transnational threats.In yesterday’s press conference, Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Defence… Read More

Malaysia emphasizes Asean centrality at grouping’s defence ministers’meet

BANGKOK, Malaysia put forward its stand of retaining Asean Centrality as the key principle in the 10-member regional grouping’s establishment of cooperation with its dialogue partners at the 13th Asean Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) here, Malaysian Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu… Read More