Ministry setting up cash for 2m disabled

The Finance Ministry is seeking a lifeline for the 2 million disabled and underprivileged people who are adversely affected by the coronavirus outbreak, says finance permanent secretary Prasong Poontaneat. The ministry is working out the details with the Social Development and Human Security Ministry, which has ...

WICHIT CHANTANUSORNSIRI

Asean: Prioritise rights of Rohingya

As ASEAN prepares for its 34th summit in Bangkok from Thursday to June 23, the heads of its member states must keep the Rohingya crisis at the top of their agenda. With the world’s largest refugee camp now sitting at the doorstep of Asean, the regional ...

Rohingyas in Limbo as Diplomacy Falters

Diplomatic failure leaves the Rohingya refugees trapped, stateless, and vulnerable. The struggle to resolve the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hampered by a fresh wave of violence in Myanmar. Keep reading  ...

Asean needs to act in Rakhine

In the face of unresolved humanitarian disasters and continuing international outrage, Asean needs to consider seriously how it can help Myanmar on the Rohingya issue. Kang Siew Kheng writes that the regional grouping cannot hide behind the ‘non-interference’ principle and points out that working with ...

Is ASEAN defence diplomacy key to resolving the humanitarian situation in Myanmar?

ASEAN has been criticised for its response to the Rohingya refugee crisis. The grouping’s institutional design and existing conventions restrict opportunities for robust action. Myanmar’s military (known as the ‘Tatmadaw’) is the key element to finding a durable solution to the crisis, yet most Western ...

Boat with 70 Rohingya Muslims leaves Myanmar for Malaysia: sources

A boat carrying 70 Rohingya Muslims set out for Malaysia from Myanmar this week, two sources and a rights group said, the latest to embark on a dangerous sea journey. The vessel will be the second to arrive in Malaysia this month as the Rohingya ...

A. Ananthalakshmi

Rights in poorer nations must be upheld as Thai firms go abroad, activists say

Thailand’s businesses and its government must do more to protect the rights of vulnerable people abroad, analysts and activists said, after a landmark case filed by Cambodian farmers in a Bangkok court against a Thai sugar firm. It is the first time plaintiffs from another ...

Rina Chandran

Thailand to support Bangladesh for Mekong-Ganga Cooperation membership, pledges more funds for Rohingyas

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has also promised more funds for the humanitarian assistance of the Rohingya people who have taken shelter in Bangladesh from Myanmar. Keep reading ...

Senior Correspondent

Thailand rejects UN report on Myanmar refugees on border

Thailand on February 4 dismissed the end-of-mission statement by United Nations Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee on refugees’ basic rights in the kingdom, saying that her message was untrue and unfair. Keep reading ...

SUPALAK GANJANAKHUNDEE

PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party’s purported “revolution”.Keep reading ...

Ben Sokhean

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