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Sector fears impact of 50% wage bump

Published by rudy Date posted on July 7, 2011

Tourism operators say they will suffer and their expenses will rise by as much as 50% if they have to raise minimum wages to 300 baht a day in January.

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ASEAN Social Charter

Published by rudy Date posted on July 6, 2011

ASEAN Social Charter

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Asean members discuss draft Asean human rights declaration

Published by rudy Date posted on July 4, 2011

VIENTIANE,July 4 (KPL) — Representatives of Asean member nations met at the first meeting of the drafting group on Asean human rights declaration last Friday to discuss about the draft Asean human rights declaration. A two-day meeting was held at the Plaza Hotel in Vientiane Capital, which hosted by Lao PDR.

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Malaysia is human trafficking hotspot—WikiLeaks

Published by rudy Date posted on July 4, 2011

MANILA, Philippines—Thousands of women from Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines, as well as China and India were trafficked to Malaysia for forced labor and prostitution, according to an unclassified 2006 cable from the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur released by WikiLeaks, the online whistle-blower.

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PHL renews call for release of Myanmar’s political prisoners

Published by rudy Date posted on July 3, 2011

Philippine Foreign affairs secretary Albert Del Rosario renewed decades call for release of all remaining 2,000 political prisoners in Myanmar (Burma). Also, Del Rosario said last year’s release of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi by Myanmar’s ruling military junta was simply not enough to fulfill the country’s commitment to the Association of Southeast Asian…

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Need for Asean to tackle human trafficking cited

Published by rudy Date posted on June 25, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Justice Undersecretary and Inter Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) head Jose Vicente Salazar said the problem of human trafficking extends far beyond the country’s borders and that there is an urgent need for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to discuss and formulate policies to ensure that human trafficking is put…

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Consider law to give maids a day off every week: Halimah

Published by rudy Date posted on June 20, 2011

SINGAPORE should consider legislation that makes employers give their domestic helpers a rest day every week, said Madam Halimah Yacob, the Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports.

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ILO, MOM sign agreement to improve labour practices in ASEAN region

Published by rudy Date posted on June 16, 2011

SINGAPORE : The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) have signed a two-year agreement to improve labour and workplace practices in the ASEAN region.

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Go for decent living wage policy

Published by rudy Date posted on June 11, 2011

Compared to a minimum wage policy which is a short-term remedy, a decent living wage will ensure workers’ wages are on par with current economic reality.

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Asia-Pacific governments play catch-up on minimum wages

Published by rudy Date posted on June 1, 2011

Eight hours a day, seven days a week, a 40-year-old woman in this sweltering capital sweeps the footpaths of the public housing development where she lives. In the afternoon, she returns to her room, where she and four of her children, ages 5 to 15, sleep on a double mattress on the floor.

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Asean needs a ‘transformation of mindset’

Published by rudy Date posted on May 30, 2011

Asean governments and businesses must continue to stay open and engage their domestic, regional and dialogue partners to maximise gains from the Asean Economic Community, which will be fully effective in 2015, Anangga Roosdiono, chairman of the Asean Business Advisory Council, said last week.

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Migrant worker issues: Asean must buck up

Published by rudy Date posted on May 27, 2011

Statement of civil society organisations in Asean to the Asean Senior Labour Officials Meeting and Labour Ministers Meeting in Penang June 23-26 2011. The civil society organisations (CSOs) in Malaysia reaffirming and echoing more than 1,300 civil society organisation delegates who had gathered in Jakarta, Indonesia between 3-5 May 2011 at the Asean Civil Society…

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Rights abuses continue unabated in Burma

Published by rudy Date posted on May 25, 2011

More than six months since Myanmar held its first general elections in 20 years, human rights abuses continue unabated, say activists. “There has been no appreciable change in the human rights situation in Myanmar since the elections,” Benjamin Zawacki, Amnesty Internationals Myanmar researcher, told IRIN in Bangkok.

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Asean dual tasks: development and democracy

Published by rudy Date posted on May 23, 2011

The political tsunami in Singapore in recent weeks serves as a sounding board for the future political landscape in Southeast Asia.

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Making a case for minimum wage

Published by rudy Date posted on May 22, 2011

The real reason Malaysian productivity is low is not because workers are not productive. It is due to the fact that employers have been successful in suppressing wages, and there is no incentive to invest in research and development for productivity improvement.

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Human rights experts call on ASEAN to support an investigation into violations in Burma

Published by rudy Date posted on May 2, 2011

The Vice-Chair of the Indonesian National Human Rights Commission, Mr. Nurkholis, today called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to support a UN investigation into business and human rights violations in Burma. Mr. Nurkholis made his statement as a member of the experts panel at regional civil society’s first Public Hearing on Corporate…

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ASEAN increasingly accepts rule of law concept

Published by rudy Date posted on May 1, 2011

ASEAN member countries are increasingly accepting the concept of the rule of law for human rights, according to a study conducted by the association`s Human Rights Resource Center (HRRC).

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Published by rudy Date posted on April 23, 2011

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Building true ASEAN community

Published by rudy Date posted on March 31, 2011

The concepts of people-centered community, people-driven community and people-oriented community were recently coined to demonstrate the new face of ASEAN and the commitment to further deepening ASEAN integration.

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Aquino names 3 tycoons to ASEAN-BAC

Published by rudy Date posted on February 27, 2011

President Benigno Aquino III has named three business tycoons as members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation—Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC). The appointments of Teresita Sy-Coson of the SM Investment Corporation, Manuel Pangilinan, chairman of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) Company, and Jay Yuvallos of the furniture manufacturing and exportation business in Cebu was…

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Cracks in ASEAN?

Published by rudy Date posted on January 27, 2011

Southeast Asia’s mainland states are seen drifting away from ASEAN and into the warm embrace of China. RFA The route taken by ASEAN foreign ministers on their one-day road trip from Thailand to China. Twenty years after China and Southeast Asian nations forged official links, fears are growing that Beijing’s rising military and economic clout…

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China, ASEAN eye stronger ties

Published by rudy Date posted on January 26, 2011

KUNMING / BEIJING -Foreign ministers from China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Tuesday agreed to further promote strategic cooperation, which analysts believe sets a positive tone for China-ASEAN relations this year.

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ASEAN to grow 5.5% in 2011, says IMF

Published by rudy Date posted on January 25, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines and its Southeast Asian peers are expected to post an average growth rate of 5.5% this year, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Asean strives to tackle HIV, cut poverty

Published by rudy Date posted on January 25, 2011

Asean experts are fine-tuning their action plans and tapping financial support from overseas in an effort to reduce poverty and tackle HIV/Aids as part of the United Nations’ millennium development goals, a workshop has heard.

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Published by rudy Date posted on January 25, 2011

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Southeast Asian economies told to improve job quality in 2011

Published by rudy Date posted on January 24, 2011

IMPROVING QUALITY of jobs will be a key challenge for the Philippines and the rest of Southeast Asia and the Pacific this year, the latest report of the International Labour Organization (ILO) said.

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ASEAN CSR Network incorporated in Singapore

Published by rudy Date posted on January 20, 2011

The ASEAN CSR Network held an inaugural ceremony on 11 January 2011 in Singapore to celebrate its incorporation led by its founding members, namely, the ASEAN Foundation, Indonesia Business Links, International Chamber of Commerce-Malaysia, the League of Corporate Foundations (Philippines), CSR Club of Thai Listed Companies Association and Singapore Compact for CSR, which also hosts…

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Asian ‘martyrs’ underscore poor year for human rights

Published by rudy Date posted on January 16, 2011

HONG KONG—In some of 2010’s most compelling images, Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi emerged from her home after years in detention and an empty chair marked the absence of Liu Xiaobo from his Nobel prize ceremony.

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ASEAN to push Myanmar on democracy, wants sanctions lifted

Published by rudy Date posted on January 16, 2011

SEAN foreign ministers (L-R) Myanmar’s U Nyan Win, Phillipine’s Undersecretary of Policy Erlinda F. Basilio, Singapore’s George Yeo, Thailand’s Kasit Piromnya, Vietnam’s Assistant Foreign Minister Pham Quang Vinh, Indonesia’s Marty Natalegawa, Cambodia’s Hor Namhong, Brunei Darussalam’s Mohamed Bolkiah, Laos’ Thongloun Sisoulith, Malaysia’s Dato’ Sri Anifah Aman and ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan pose during a group…

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