The missing Laotian civil society leader Sombath Somphone will be at the forefront of the conversation at the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People’s Forum meets in Kuala Lumpur next month. Sombath is a victim of enforced disappearance, and was kidnapped in Vientiane, Laos, in 2013. The Laos government has consistently denied involvement or refused to provide real information about the missing civil society leader, and his case has come to represent one of the most egregious human rights offenses still committed in the ASEAN countries.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asian nations have finalized a key agreement allowing qualified banks to operate freely in each other’s countries in a push toward greater financial and economic integration.
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities have arrested two men they say are behind a transnational ivory trade network after seizing more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of African ivory in the biggest bust in recent years.
BEIJING (AP) — Beijing police have detained a Malaysian man they say robbed a luxury shop in downtown Beijing with a black toy gun. Police said Tuesday that Moi Kit Leng, 38, has been detained on the charge of robbery after he grabbed several watches from a shopping center. The
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police have arrested the eldest daughter of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim for alleged sedition, a move slammed by critics as a clampdown on dissent.
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