Tag Archive: Human Rights

A kindly reminder for South East Asian leaders.

Each of the 30 articles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights expresses an inherent, non-negotiable right and freedom for all of humankind.

Cambodia refugee deal with Australia.

The refugee deal will bring $40m in Aussie aid. Cambodia will receive an additional $40 million over four years in return for resettling refugees from  Australian detention centers on the Pacific island of… Continue reading

Unlawful restrictions on Burmese citizens wishing to change their religion.

BURMA: DROP DRAFT RELIGION LAW, SAYS HRW. MAY 30, 2014   –   By Eurasia Review Burma’s parliament should scrap a proposed religion law that would encourage further repression and violence against Muslims and other religious… Continue reading

World Press Freedom Day 2014 in Cambodia.

UN Human Rights Official Wraps Visit, ‘Saddened’ by Violence  May 3, 2014  –  The Cambodia Daily   U.N. Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Flavia Pansieri wrapped up a five-day mission to Cambodia,… Continue reading

Death Sentence for Corrupt Vietnamese Bankers.

Vietnam’s punishment for corrupt bankers: Death. On June 29, 2009, upon conviction of running a Ponzi scheme that bamboozled investors of at least $18 billion, Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in… Continue reading

Vietnam jails ex-journalist over blog post.

A popular blogger sentenced to two years in prison as part of a crackdown on Vietnamese criticizing the communist government. A court in Vietnam has sentenced a former journalist to two years in prison for speaking… Continue reading

Phnom Penh – Highly questionable court verdicts.

Cambodian Court Issues Verdicts in Post-Election Violence Case The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has issued a verdict in a case against six people accused of post-election violence in September 2013. The court released… Continue reading

Cambodia asylum – A sad Aussie joke.

Australia asks Cambodia to take asylum seekers amid violent crackdown. The Australian government wants to send some asylum seekers to Cambodia, at a time when the country’s strongman prime minister, Hun Sen, is… Continue reading

The Life of a Cambodian Garment Worker.

Made in Cambodia: A Multi-Fiber Thread of Tears.     By Michelle Tolson As 2013 drew to a close, Cambodian garment factory workers began striking in Phnom Penh for a livable wage. Recently, the Ministry… Continue reading

Cambodia: “Kingdom of Wonder” or “Banana Republic”?

“Cambodia must choose between embracing change or forcibly cracking down on discontent and facing the consequences.” UN human rights envoy to Cambodia Surya Subedi. Prof Surya Subedi said that the return to “old… Continue reading