10:31 pm May 22, 2015 | 9 Comments
Human rights activists on Friday lambasted Attorney General M. Prasetyo’s remarks for seeking settlements and not a full investigation into past gross human rights violations in Indonesia.
1:22 pm May 22, 2015 | 13 Comments
Armed separatists in Indonesia’s Papua province have declared open war on the military and non-Papuan civilians, insisting that their decades-long struggle for independence is not over and denouncing as a lie President Joko Widodo’s reassurances that the region is peaceful.
12:02 pm May 22, 2015 | 4 Comments
Myanmar’s military commander-in-chief said some “boatpeople” landing in Malaysia and Indonesia this month are likely pretending to be Rohingya Muslims to receive United Nations aid and that many had fled neighboring Bangladesh, state media reported on Friday.
8:02 pm May 21, 2015 | No Comment
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday that he had ordered the navy to conduct search and rescue missions for thousands of migrants adrift at sea as Thailand's prime minister said his country would not provide shelter.
6:48 pm May 21, 2015 | 36 Comments
Jakarta. A spokesman for Indonesia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry on Thursday called on the Australian government to “believe in what they sign,” after Prime Minister Tony Abbott refused to offer temporary resettlement to thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshi asylum seekers — despite being a signatory to the United Nations Convention on Refugees. “Nope, nope, nope,” Abbott said on […]
5:36 pm May 21, 2015 | 2 Comments
Three activists have been named suspects for participating in a rally in support of West Papuan membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) on Wednesday.
9:20 am May 21, 2015 | No Comment
Scores of Myanmar's minority Rohingya Muslims are paying off people smugglers and returning to the squalid camps they used to live in after being held for months on overcrowded ships that were to take them to Thailand but did not move far from shore.
2:39 pm May 20, 2015 | 4 Comments
Malaysia and Indonesia said on Wednesday they would offer temporary shelter to 7,000 “boatpeople” adrift at sea in rickety boats, but made clear they would take no more.
2:43 pm May 19, 2015 | 3 Comments
The Indonesian government has played down criticism suggesting the country denied aid to Rohingya migrants, thousands of whom have drifted on Southeast Asian waters for months searching for landfall as they flee religious persecution in Myanmar.
11:17 am May 19, 2015 | 9 Comments
A migrant boat pushed back to sea by Southeast Asian nations over the weekend has not been heard from for two days, raising concerns about what has happened to the 300 people on board, rights groups said on Monday.
6:44 pm May 18, 2015 | 1 Comment
Thailand arrested the suspected kingpin of a human trafficking network on Monday, the latest bust in a crackdown on people smuggling that has triggered a humanitarian crisis on the region's seas.
5:21 pm May 18, 2015 | 10 Comments
Pressure is mounting on the Indonesian military to drop the invasive virginity tests it requires of female recruits, as another lawmaker from the House of Representatives’ Commission I critisized the practice on Monday.
4:40 pm May 18, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. Members of the People’s Consultative Assembly, or MPR, on Monday demanded President Joko Widodo address historic human rights abuses. “There have many human rights abuses, but we demand the ones mentioned in the truth and reconciliation bill to be solved first,” MPR Speaker Zulkifli Hasan said on Monday. Zulkifli said cases that must be prioritized […]