Category Archives: Human Rights

Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (15 – 21 September 2020)

VIETNAM AND THAILAND Tropical Storm Noul travelled west over the South China Sea towards central Vietnam and made landfall on 18 September, bringing heavy rainfall, strong winds, and causing floods. While moving inland over eastern Thailand, Noul weakened into a tropical depression the following day. According to Government authorities, two people have been killed and

Human Rights Council holds dialogue with Special Rapporteur on Myanmar and starts dialogue with Commission of Inquiry on Syria

The Human Rights Council this afternoon held an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, and started an interactive dialogue with the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic. During the presentation of the oral update on Myanmar, Myanmar spoke in a point of order. The

Philippines Denies Claim of Increased Police Drug-Related Killings

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s office Wednesday denied a claim made this month by the international rights group Human Rights Watch that drug-related killings by the country’s police have grown substantially during the anti-coronavirus shutdowns. The advocacy group said in a September 8 report that extrajudicial killings, a hallmark of Duterte’s campaign against

PULSE SECURE EXPANDS GLOBAL EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS INTO ASEAN

SINGAPORE, Pulse Secure, the leading provider of software-defined Secure Access solutions, is pleased to announce its new partnership with Trainocate to deliver Pulse Secure Authorized Training courses across ASEAN. “Our channel has been instrumental to Pulse Secure’s growth as a Zero Trust secure access solution provider,” said Gary Gee, Pulse Secure Regional Channel Manager, ASEAN.

UN Agency Condemns Cambodia’s Repression of Human Rights Defenders

GENEVA – The U.N. human rights office is condemning what it calls growing repressive measures by the Cambodian government that stifle freedom of expression and assembly practiced by the country’s human rights defenders. Since the end of July, the U.N. rights agency has documented the arrest of 25 human rights defenders, including a prominent trade

APPEAL FOR INFORMATION – MOHAMED SYAFIQ HIDAYAT BIN MOHD RIZAL

The Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a 14-year-old Mohamed Syafiq Hidayat Bin Mohd Rizal who was last seen at the vicinity of Blk 306 Jurong East Street 32 on 21 August 2020 at about 11am.Anyone with information is requested …

MAN ARRESTED FOR PUBLIC NUISANCE

The Police have arrested a 51-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of public nuisance.On 14 August 2020 at about 2.10am, the Police received a report from a victim that his laptop was damaged by an unknown man at a coffee shop along Bed…