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Singapore taking the lead in pressuring Laos to expedite investigation into disappearance of Sombath Somphone

TweetBANGKOK – ASEAN Parliamentarians today praised Singapore for its consistent efforts to urge the Lao government to expedite its inquiry into the disappearance of civil society actor Sombath Somphone and…

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A Risk Too High: The Xayaburi Dam

True responsibility for the human and environmental disaster that is likely to occur if the mainstream Xayaburi dam project is allowed to proceed lies not with the Lao Government but with Thailand and our insatiable appetite for energy, at any cost.


Proposed law restricting inter-faith marriage in Myanmar is dangerous, discriminatory and unnecessary, ASEAN MPs warn

TweetParliamentarians from across Southeast Asia have joined growing calls on fellow legislators in Myanmar to vote down a proposed law that would see restrictions placed on inter-faith marriage in the…

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ASEAN parliamentarians call for independent investigations into deadly shootings of protesters in Cambodia

TweetBANGKOK — Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia today called on the United Nations and the international community to conduct independent investigations into recent deaths in Cambodia at the hands of…

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ASEAN MPs support European delegation in efforts to secure safe return of Lao civil society leader, call on Lao government to do more

ASEAN Parliamentarians today called on a European Parliament delegation to Vientiane to persevere with collective efforts to secure the safe return of Lao civil society activist Sombath Somphone, the victim of an enforced disappearance last year.


Aung San Suu Kyi and EU leaders urged to place human rights, anti-Muslim violence at the top of the agenda of European visit

Legislators from across Southeast Asia today called on Aung San Suu Kyi and European Parliamentarians and leaders to use the National League for Democracy (NLD) leader’s visit to Europe to secure greater commitments to tackle persistent human rights concerns in Myanmar, and draw particular focus on growing sectarian conflict and anti-Muslim violence there.