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APHR in the news April 2014

TweetAustralia Network News; 22 April 2014; ‘Thailand urged to probe disappearance of ethnic Karen Activist “Billy”’ New Straits Times; 21 April 2014; ‘Thailand urged to probe disappearance of activist’ Sombath.org;…

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Thai authorities pressed to urgently investigate disappearance of Karen activist

TweetBANGKOK — ASEAN Parliamentarians today called on Thai authorities to urgently investigate the disappearance of a local activist who was detained by authorities in central Thailand on April 17 and…

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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.

APHR in the News March 2014

TweetTrang, Doang; 24 March 2014; ‘Why, Vietnam?’; Goddard, Geoffrey; Mizzima; 27 March 2014; ‘ASEAN MPs condemn move to ban inter-faith marriage’ O’Toole, Bill with AFP; Myanmar Times; 30 March 2014;…

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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…