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Malaysia migrants

Trafficking Fuelled by Demand for Cheap Workers and Government Complicity

By Charles Santiago Chair, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights Malaysian Member of Parliament It’s almost like every time our ministers or officials gloss over an issue, it comes back to…

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Parliamentarians condemn rights violations on one-year anniversary of Thai coup

JAKARTA – In the year since the Thai military staged a coup to overthrow the elected government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand has witnessed the entrenchment of authoritarianism and…

Rohingya in Aceh

ASEAN Parliamentarians welcome temporary shelter for boat people, but stress need to address root causes of refugee crisis

JAKARTA – ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights today welcomed the decision by Indonesia and Malaysia to provide temporary shelter to 7,000 migrants stranded at sea, but continued to demand that…

Rohingya boats

Malaysia’s UNSC Role Imposes Legal Obligations to Rescue Rohingya from Imminent Danger

By Charles Santiago Chair, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights Malaysian Member of Parliament Over the last few days, we have tried to appeal to Prime Minister Najib Razak’s humane side—to…

Rohingya boat people

ASEAN’s Rohingya Left to Die

By Charles Santiago Chair, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights Malaysian Member of Parliament ASEAN shamelessly calls itself a people-centered bloc. And goes on to self-style the ten nation states as…

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ASEAN Parliamentarians condemn Indonesia’s treatment of migrants

JAKARTA – ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) today criticized Indonesia’s approach to dealing with the influx of migrants in the midst of an escalating regional refugee crisis. The condemnation…