By Alexi Demetriadi • Aug 25, 2020
Former armed revolutionary and current human rights activist Aung Myo Min establshed Equality Myanmar 20 years ago last month. But even after inroads, equality for the LGBTQ+ community in the staunchly conservative country remains a distant reality
By Catherine Lai/AFP • Aug 24, 2020
Sexual harassment and assaults against women are not being taken seriously enough in Singapore, activists warn, after students at elite universities were given punishments criticised as too lenient for their crimes
By Tabitha Payne • Aug 24, 2020
With increased demand for child pornography during the pandemic, and the severe economic downturn hitting many families hard, reports of the online sexual exploitation of Filipino children have ballooned during the country's five month lockdown
By Wanpen Pajai • Aug 05, 2020
Following news on Twitter apparently confirming the death of Wanchalerm Satsaksit, the missing Thai activist's sister has said that no body has been found and the family has no news of his death
The Suku Anak Dalam are one of Indonesia's last nomadic groups, traditionally roaming the forest in a hunter-gatherer lifestyle. But with the rapidly modernising country around them, their way of life is under threat
By Anggita Paramesti • Aug 04, 2020
A podcast by ex-staff members has levelled fresh allegations of racism against Malaysian university Limkokwing, with the country's Ministry of Higher Education stating that they are set to investigate the institution
By Yao-Hua Law • Jul 30, 2020
As fresh evidence of alleged rights abuses committed against the Uighur in China's Xinjiang province emerges, much of the world has called out Beijing for its treatment of the ethnic minority group. But in Southeast Asia, the silence is once again deafening
By Alexi Demetriadi • Jul 23, 2020
The lawyer for 27 Rohingya refugees sentenced to caning for entering Malaysia illegally has said a judge has overturned the decision and slammed it as "inhumane"
By Agence France-Presse • Jul 22, 2020
It has been three years since Susanna Liew last saw her husband Raymond Koh, kidnapped near the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur in 2017. She and their three children have no idea if the Christian pastor is alive or dead, but she won't give up the fight to find him.
By Sam Reeves/Agence France-Presse • Jul 13, 2020
Four years since the passing of Cambodian political commentator and advocate Dr Kem Ley, his murder remains a highly sensitive political issue in the Kingdom. Why does his legacy continue to hold such significance in Cambodian discourse today?
By Andrew Haffner • Jul 10, 2020
With Indonesia's controversial and sweeping pro-investment Omnibus Bill set to be passed this year, researchers at Amnesty International Indonesia explain why workers should be concerned about the legislation's finer details
By Dominique Virgil and Rahma Safira • Jul 09, 2020
Two high-ranking Myanmar officers were fired on Monday in a rare sanction of military personnel for having "failed their responsibilities" after 174 jade miners were killed in Kachin State last week
By Agence France-Presse • Jul 06, 2020