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Parliamentarians call on ASEAN ministers to address root causes of migrant crisis at KL meeting

JAKARTA – ASEAN home ministers meeting in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow must take firm action to combat human trafficking, protect vulnerable asylum seekers, and address the root causes of the continuing…

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APHR: Cease harassment and arrests of peaceful activists in Thailand

JAKARTA – ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) called on Thai authorities to drop all charges and immediately release students arrested in Bangkok today, adding that the time had come…

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APHR members and other parliamentarians urge Indonesia to protect religious minorities

APHR members joined with parliamentarians from across the world this week in urging the government of Indonesia to protect religious minorities and address rising religious intolerance. The International Panel of…

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US decision to move Malaysia to Tier 2 questionable

By Charles Santiago Chair, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights Malaysian Member of Parliament Clearly, nation states and world superpowers are concerned about trade deals and huge profits as opposed to…

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Malaysian Government’s decision to keep Section 375 of the Penal Code is a threat to women

By Kasthuri Patto Malaysian Member of Parliament The heinous statement by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri today practically threw the spanner in the works in claiming that…

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Lawmakers call on Malaysia to convene Emergency ASEAN Summit to address root causes of migrant crisis

JAKARTA, 28 May 2015 – Malaysia should call an Emergency Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to address the root causes of the region’s migrant crisis, including…