EU must demand an end to persecution of opposition during human rights dialogue

April 29, 2016 – The European Union (EU) must use the upcoming human rights dialogue with Cambodia to demand that authorities stop the harassment, arbitrary arrest, and imprisonment of opposition MPs, members, and their supporters, FIDH and its member organizations, the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) and the Cambodian League for the Promotion […]

Politics and Religions in Southeast Asia

Source: Going to be appointed Supreme Patriarch? 90-year-old abbot Somdet Chuang Partyforumseasia: The Asian Values – Debate of the 1990s is history. It was centered on traditional values like close knit families, group cohesion over individualism, filial piety, and last but not least respect for the authority of political leaders. Religion was not in the […]

What is the strategic value of ASEAN and the ASEAN Regional Forum?

By Paul Dibb, SINCE ASEAN’S CREATION in 1967, it has contributed enormously to regional stability and prosperity. It consists of 10 countries whose populations total over 600 million people. And its economy ranks collectively as the third largest economy in Asia and the seventh largest in the world. In 1994, ASEAN also created another regional organisation […]

Two Migrant Workers Fraud by Agency sold in Malaysia to Recue


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


Source: 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 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 […]