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Resolving Rohingya statelessness issues central to Malaysia’s leadership of ASEAN

By Charles Santiago Chair, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights Malaysian Member of Parliament It’s really nothing more than a group of powerful people who indulge in much backslapping and handshakes,…

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Parliamentarians call on ASEAN leaders to address the Rohingya crisis and the escalating risk of atrocity crimes in Myanmar

KUALA LUMPUR — ASEAN leaders must urgently respond to the escalating crisis situation for Rohingya Muslims and other vulnerable minorities in Myanmar, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said today…

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ASEAN parliamentarians urge Indonesian President to deny entry to Sudan’s Bashir

Lawmakers from across Southeast Asia have called on the Indonesian government to deny Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir entry to Indonesia to attend this month’s Asia-Africa Summit. In a letter addressed…

A Cambodian social activist uses social media to target young voters.

OP-ED: Cambodia’s youth using social media to drive unprecedented change

By Mu Sochua During Cambodia’s 2013 parliamentary elections, the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), Cambodia’s ruling party since the fall of the Khmer Rouge in 1979, had no message for the…

Burmese government urged to cease the assault and arrest of students protesting in Letpadan and Rangoon

We, the undersigned organizations, strongly condemn the latest instance of brutal and indiscriminate assault by the police and vigilante groups against the students, monks, and residents in Letpadan who have…

Lawyer Shafee Abdullah was lead prosecutor in the sodomy II case against Anwar Ibrahim. Many have questioned his suitability to head ASEAN's human rights commission.

Statement by MP Kasthuri Patto against the appointment of Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah as Chair of AICHR

Why does the Minister of Foreign Affairs feel the need to justify Shafee Abdullah’s appointment as commissioner to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) unless he is hiding…