ASEAN Countries

China draws three-stage path for Myanmar, Bangladesh to resolve Rohingya crisis

China draws three-stage path for Myanmar, Bangladesh to resolve Rohingya crisis

Published 20/11/2017

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi attends the 13th Asia Europe Foreign Ministers Meeting (ASEM) in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, November 20, 2017. REUTERS/StringerNAYPYITAW (Reuters) - [more…]

Indonesia parliament speaker taken into custody by anti-graft agency

Indonesia parliament speaker taken into custody by anti-graft agency

Published 20/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: The speaker of Indonesia's parliament, Setya Novanto, leaves an ethics panel hearing in Jakarta, Indonesia in this December 7, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Garry [more…]

Myanmar army`s self-exoneration draws Amnesty`s scorn

Myanmar army`s self-exoneration draws Amnesty`s scorn

Published 14/11/2017

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Canada`s Trudeau raises rights issues as Asia summit winds down

Canada`s Trudeau raises rights issues as Asia summit winds down

Published 14/11/2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the plight of Rohingya refugees and extra-judicial killings in the Philippines at a summit of Asian and Western leaders on Tuesday, sensitive human rights issues skirted by almost all the others. [more…]

Canada`s Trudeau says raised human rights, killings with Philippines` Duterte

Canada`s Trudeau says raised human rights, killings with Philippines` Duterte

Published 14/11/2017

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said he raised the issue of human rights and extrajudicial killings during a conversation with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who was "receptive" to his comments. [more…]

Freeport Indonesia closes mine access road again after shooting

Freeport Indonesia closes mine access road again after shooting

Published 14/11/2017

The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc closed the main access road to its giant copper mine in the eastern province of Papua on Tuesday for the second time in three days after another shooting incident. [more…]

Bob Geldof calls Aung San Suu Kyi `handmaiden to genocide`

Bob Geldof calls Aung San Suu Kyi `handmaiden to genocide`

Published 13/11/2017

Irish musician and activist Bob Geldof called Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi "a hand maiden to genocide" on Monday as he returned his Freedom of the City of Dublin award in protest over his fellow recipient's response to the repression of Rohingya Muslims. [more…]

Indonesia warns of tough response after Papuan rebels threaten Freeport

Indonesia warns of tough response after Papuan rebels threaten Freeport

Published 10/11/2017

Indonesia's military said on Friday it was prepared to take tough measures against rebels who have threatened to "destroy" the mining operations of Freeport-McMoRan Inc in the eastern province of Papua in their independence struggle. [more…]

Rise of the machines: Philippine outsourcing industry braces for AI

Rise of the machines: Philippine outsourcing industry braces for AI

Published 10/11/2017

The outsourcing industry in the Philippines, which has dethroned India as the country with the most call centers in the world, is worried that the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) will eat into the $23 billion sector. [more…]

Death toll from Vietnam storm nears 50

Death toll from Vietnam storm nears 50

Published 06/11/2017

The death toll from the typhoon that struck Vietnam at the weekend has risen to at least 49, the government said on Monday. [more…]