Category Archives: Human Rights

Myanmar Avoids Helping Rohingya Minority Despite International Court Order, Observers say

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Myanmar has sidelined an international court order to improve conditions for its long-embattled Rohingya minority, despite fears that the Southeast Asian government is trying to commit genocide against the group, observers say. The U.N.’s International Court of Justice in January ordered Myanmar to “take all measures within its power” to prevent any

MALE TEENAGER ARRESTED FOR SUSPECTED SEXUAL SERVICE SCAM

The Police have arrested an 18-year-old teenager for his suspected involvement in a sexual service scam. On 24 April 2020, Police received a report from a 24-year-old male victim who was purportedly duped into making multiple payments amounting to $5869 between 26 March and 10 April 2020 after responding to an online advertisement for sexual services

16 MEN AND 10 WOMEN ARRESTED FOR SUSPECTED INVOLVEMENT IN ILLEGAL GAMBLING ACTIVITIES, AND INVESTIGATED FOR BREACHING SAFE DISTANCING MEASURES

The Police arrested 16 men and 10 women, aged between 43 and 82, for their suspected involvement in illegal gambling activities in a five-day operation conducted by Central Police Division at Everton Park, Geylang Bahru, Temple Street and Jalan Besar. All twenty-six persons were arrested for offences under the Common Gaming Houses Act and the

More Than 200 Pro-Democracy Protesters Arrested in Hong Kong

More than 200 pro-democracy protesters were arrested in Hong Kong Sunday night after staging a sit-in at a shopping mall in the city’s Mong Kok district. Authorities say about 230 protesters between the ages of 12 and 65 were arrested and charged with unlawful assembly, failure to produce proof of identity and various other violations.

China Expected to Ignore Philippine Protest over Upgrade of a Disputed Islet

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – China is expected to ignore a Philippine protest against creation of an “administrative center” on a disputed islet because Manila has few means to follow up, but the outcry could throttle Beijing’s eventual pursuit of more legal control over  Asia’s most hotly disputed sea.    The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs on April

Southeast Asian Laws Target Rise in Cyberbreaches

Not everyone who wanted to buy the bank cards stolen from Southeast Asian owners would pay the same price: The higher the amount of money left on the card, the higher the price. That’s according to Technisanct, a cybersecurity company based in India, w…

POLICE ADVISORY ON SOCIAL MEDIA IMPERSONATION SCAMS

In March 2020, the Police received at least 16 reports of social media impersonation scams where victims were tricked into disclosing their mobile number and Grab One-Time Password (OTP) to scammers.In these cases, scammers would impersonate as the vic…