Society

Public morality outrage

Malaysia maintains “public morality” in the ASEAN human rights declaration; SEA women to appeal again to foreign ministers Malaysia continues to resist the calls of women to remove “public morality”” from the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD), as it is being drafted by the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR). During the dialogue with


Child’s play

The welfare of children has dramatically improved in the past ten years. It is an encouraging trend – but massive disparities remain between nations It is a success story that many countries can only dream of. Since 2000, infant mortality in Southeast Asia has fallen by one third, with countries such as Cambodia and Malaysia even


The land of lost teak

One city’s fight to defend Thailand’s most exquisite collection of wooden houses from opportunistic raiders