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2 August 2007

ASEAN Assumes Migrant Rights Duties

Author: Stella Gonzales, IPS News

Rights of migrant workers have been strengthened with ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) foreign ministers approving two documents at a recent meeting... Labour-sending states are tasked to set up policies that would eliminate malpractices...

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29 June 2007

Race-based policy spoils EU-Malaysian ties

Author: Anil Netto, Asia Times

EU envoy Thierry Rommel sparked a furor when he said Malaysia's so-called New Economic Policy (NEP), which favors economically disadvantaged ethnic Malays and other indigenous groups known as bumiputeras in business, share ownership, employment and...

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23 January 2006

Going Nowhere

Author: Michael Schuman, TIME Asia

By doing business with Burma, Asian countries help its brutal military regime stay in power—while the Burmese people remain trapped in a time warp of poverty, oppression and economic misrule... China exports household appliances, chemicals and...

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11 October 2005

Orang-utans are not the only creatures imperilled by reckless palm oil production [Indonesia, Malaysia]

Author: letter to editor by Simon S. C. Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs, in Financial Times

Sir, Your Lex note on palm oil (October 7) is right on the potential boom in palm oil, but wrong on the potential costs and ill-effects...Palm oil plantations have been implicated as a primary source of fires that have recurred in Indonesia over recent...

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15 August 2005

Indonesia fires fueled by poverty

Author: Irwan Firdaus, Associated Press

Poverty, profits and old farming traditions combined to spark massive Indonesian fires that have choked parts of Malaysia with noxious haze, in what officials describe as Southeast Asia's worst ecological crisis in years...The fires, mostly set by...

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1 July 2005
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Author: coalition d'Ong & syndicats, dont Actions birmanie, Agir ici, Fédération internationale des ligues des droits de l'homme, France Libertés, Info Birmanie, Ligue des droits de l'homme & Sud chimie

Nous soutenons dans ce rapport que les activités de Total en Birmanie, notamment le projet gazier de Yadana, constituent un soutien moral et financier direct à la junte militaire...une seule solution est envisageable : le retrait de Total de Birmanie. ...

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27 March 2005

Calls for Burma to be barred from Asean helm

Author: John Burton, Financial Times

Momentum is growing within Asean to deprive Burma of its scheduled chairmanship of the organisation next year because of its failure to introduce democratic reforms...Burma might be able to withstand pressure because of growing investments in the...

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5 November 2001

HIV/AIDS: ASEAN Adopts Program To Fight Spread Of Disease

Author: UN Wire

...ASEAN Secretary General Rudolfo Severino said the association will now seek to negotiate with drug companies to purchase essential drugs at discount prices.

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25 April 2001

Asean states struggle to protect human rights

Author: Vitit Muntarbhorn, Professor of Law, Chulalongkorn University, in Bangkok Post

Our region still has more than its fair share of people in power who don't believe all deserve equal treatment. But things can change.

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5 May 2000

ASEAN for Protecting Indigenous/Traditional Knowledge

Author: Chakravarthi Raghavan, Third World Network

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