Two Migrant Workers Fraud by Agency sold in Malaysia to Recue

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ADHOC cooperates with the Cambodian Embassy in Malaysia to recue two migrant workers (age 33 and 26) from Prey Veng Province became migrant workers through the recruitment of 168 Manpower Supply Co, LTD on 22 July 2015, who smuggled them via Thailand to Malaysia. When both women learned that Manpower Supply sold them they fled. The Malaysian police […]

ASEAN MPs: Action must follow Sunnylands commitments

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Source: http://aseanmp.org/2016/02/18/action-must-follow-sunnylands-commitments/ JAKARTA, 18 February 2016 – Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia today called on ASEAN leaders to make good on commitments included in the Sunnylands Declaration, which was unveiled at the end of this week’s US-ASEAN Summit in California. ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) specifically noted commitments to strengthen democracy, promote and protect human rights, […]

Joint Statement of the U.S.-ASEAN Special Leaders’ Summit: Sunnylands Declaration

Joint Statement of the U.S.-ASEAN Special Leaders’ Summit: Sunnylands Declaration Sunnylands, California February 15-16, 2016 http://www.pacom.mil/Media/News/tabid/5693/Article/656672/joint-statement-of-the-us-asean-special-leaders-summit-sunnylands-declaration.aspx We the Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States of America gathered in Sunnylands, California, on February 15-16, 2016, for a Special Leaders Summit.  This Special U.S.-ASEAN […]

Joint Press Statement: CSOs declare support for Mother Nature and condemn crackdown against the organization

  Phnom Penh, 14 February 2016. In response to the latest unjust charges brought against three further members of the environmental non-governmental organization (“NGO”) Mother Nature, we, the undersigned civil society organizations (“CSOs”), declare our support for Mother Nature, and condemn the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”)’s crackdown on the organization and Cambodian civil society […]

Joint press release – ASEAN: Obama must demand progress on human rights during Summit

  Paris, 13 February 2015: US President Barack Obama must demand progress on human rights during the upcoming Summit with Southeast Asian leaders, FIDH and its nine member organizations from Southeast Asia urged today. President Obama will meet with leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states in Rancho Mirage, California, on […]

Civil Society Strongly Condemns Violence Against Demonstrating Bus Drivers

  February 6, 2016 – We, the undersigned civil society groups, strongly condemn this morning’s violence by members of the Cambodia for Confederation Development Association (CCDA) against protesting bus drivers and their supporters, as well as the woefully inadequate police response, call for the release of two men arbitrarily arrested and demand an investigation into […]

Is It Time for a Peacekeeping Force for ASEAN?

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February 3, 2016 By Victor Bernard Source: http://asiafoundation.org/in-asia/2016/02/03/is-it-time-for-a-peacekeeping-force-for-asean/ This decade marks a radical shift in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states’ attitudes toward its role in the region. The idea of an ASEAN regional peacekeeping cooperation was first raised in 1994, but never gained traction among member states. The perception was that […]