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
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 Kingdom’s long overdue first generation of social workers are on a mission to right society’s wrongs
The 2012 UN World Drug Report shows alarming trends for Southeast Asia
Despite the global trend towards abolition, Southeast Asia’s appetite for the death penalty is far from sated
Undeterred by some of the region’s harshest anti-drug laws, marijuana advocates march on in Indonesia
One city’s fight to defend Thailand’s most exquisite collection of wooden houses from opportunistic raiders
Surrounded by the mountain ranges of the Thai highlands, The Cabin offers a five-star refuge for those looking to kick the habit in style
A ‘deviant’ Islamic sect find themselves trapped in transition
Almost a third of Vietnamese pre-school children are malnourished, according to a study by the National Institute of Nutrition. Stunted growth and increasing rates of obesity in urban areas are among other problems afflicting the nation’s young.
Orphanage tourism comes under the spotlight
Are Western consumers unwittingly contributing to human rights abuses in Cambodia by buying Cambodian sugar?