Category Archives: Human Rights


KUALA LUMPUR, A meeting will be held between the Foreign Ministry officials of Malaysia and Singapore next month to discuss the ongoing maritime boundary dispute, Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said Thursday.He said the essence of the meeting would be on… Read More

MB Approves Adoption of Countercyclical Capital Buffer

The Monetary Board approved the Philippine adoption of the Countercyclical Capital Buffer (CCyB) intended for universal and commercial banks (U/KBs) as well as their subsidiary banks and quasi-banks.The CCyB will be complied with by the banks using their Common Equity… Read More

General Assembly Adopts 4 Resolutions Promoting Culture of Peace, Multilateralism, Fills Vacancies in Subsidiary Bodies

The General Assembly today adopted four resolutions which promote a culture of peace, tolerance, diplomacy and multilateralism, before filling vacancies in the Committee for Programme and Coordination, as well as in the Committee on Conferences.Adopted without a vote, the resolution,… Read More

ASEAN region a crucial partner in global efforts to counter crime, terrorism challenges, says UNODC Executive Director

VIENNA/BANGKOK, 12 December 2018 – Yury Fedotov, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), concluding his visit to Southeast Asia today, highlighted the importance of tackling threats posed by drugs, crime, corruption and terrorism to… Read More

FDI Registers US$569 Million Net Inflows in September 2018 & US$8 Billion in the First Three Quarters of 2018

Foreign direct investments (FDI) registered US$569 million net inflows in September 2018, albeit lower than the US$807 million net inflows registered in the same month last year.1,2 This developed as equity capital withdrawals of US$187 million exceeded equity capital placements… Read More

Cambodia Daily Rebuffs Government Reinstatement Offer

An independent news outlet that ceased operations within Cambodia ahead of government demands it settle a crushing “tax debt” has dismissed a government offer for reinstatement.Cambodia’s Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said Tuesday that the Cambodia Daily can resume operations… Read More

US Intelligence Not Shocked North Korea Upgrading Missile Bases

WASHINGTON North Korean efforts to upgrade and expand a long-range missile base come as no surprise to U.S. intelligence officials, who have long been wary of promises by Pyongyang to denuclearize.New satellite imagery shows what appears to be improvements to… Read More