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PARLIAMENTARIANS Press Releases

Cambodia: Stop Political Harassment of the Opposition General—10 May 19

JAKARTA – ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights urge the Cambodian government to stop targeting and attacking members of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and immediately investigate the death in detention of a former CNRP

International parliamentarians visit Malaysia to discuss freedom of religion or General—11 Jan 19

Today, a delegation of lawmakers from Southeast Asia and beyond concluded a fact-finding mission to Malaysia to assess the situation around freedom of religion or belief (FoRB), and how the climate has changed since the new Pakatan Harapan government

Press Release from ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights View this email in your General—12 Dec 18

Lawmakers from across Southeast Asia today warned that President Rodrigo Duterte's move to extend martial law in Mindanao would put human rights at risk, and urged members of the Philippine Congress to reject the proposal during a joint vote on

Leaders must press Cambodia and Myanmar on human rights at ASEAN Summit, say regional General—09 Nov 18

Southeast Asian leaders must put human rights – including the crises in Cambodia and Myanmar – at the top of the agenda as they gather for the ASEAN Summit in Singapore next week (scheduled for 13-15 November), ASEAN Parliamentarians for

ASEAN lawmakers call for the release of Philippine Senator Antonio General—25 Sep 18

Parliamentarians across Southeast Asia called for the immediate and unconditional release of Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes, who was detained today following the decision by a Makati Court to issue a warrant for his arrest. "His arrest is

ASEAN MPs urge UN to act on devastating Rohingya atrocities report General—20 Sep 18

Lawmakers from South East Asia today urged the UN to act on a devastating report on atrocities against Rohingya in Myanmar and do everything it can to pave the way for justice for victims, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said today. The

ASEAN parliamentarians urge Malaysia to repeal Sedition Act and other repressive General—08 Aug 18

Malaysia's new government must make good on promises to repeal the Sedition Act and other repressive laws used to silence critics and restrict fundamental freedoms, legislators from Southeast Asia said today. ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights

ASEAN MPs criticize intimidation in lead-up to Cambodian polls General—12 Jun 18

ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) raised serious concerns today over growing reports of intimidation and repressive measures taken by Cambodian authorities to ensure a high voter turnout in the country's upcoming parliamentary election. The

APHR Statement on Malaysian ElectionOn General—11 May 18

On behalf of the membership of ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR), we offer our heartfelt congratulations to the Malaysian people on a historic election. Despite irregularities and other challenges that prevented the vote from being a fully

Ouster of Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice signals democratic decay, ASEAN lawmakers General—16 May 18

Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia expressed alarm today over the 11 May removal of Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, stressing that the decision threatens the rule of law and democracy in the Philippines. "The removal

ASEAN parliamentarians welcome release of Malaysias Anwar Ibrahim General—17 May 18

Regional lawmakers welcomed today's release of Malaysia's former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, expressing hope that the move signaled the new administration's commitment to reform and to addressing human rights concerns. ASEAN Parliamentarian Human

Four years since coup, ASEAN MPs urge Thai junta to restore democracy General—21 May 18

Thailand's military regime should immediately lift restrictions on fundamental rights and pave the way for democratic elections as soon as possible, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said today. The collective of regional lawmakers renewed

Job Opportunity: Research and Advocacy Director General—30 Apr 18

ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) is seeking a new Research and Advocacy Director to oversee and guide the organization's research work, public and private advocacy initiatives, and long-term strategies. This is a senior management role for

ASEAN MPs urge leaders to strengthen regional rights responses, at upcoming Singapore General—25 Apr 18

Southeast Asian leaders meeting in Singapore this week must address pressing regional human rights concerns, including by taking steps to reform and strengthen ASEAN's human rights mechanisms. That was the call from ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human

Boat arrivals reemphasize the need for regional action on Rohingya crisis, ASEAN MPs General—11 Apr 18

The arrival in Malaysia and Indonesia of boats carrying Rohingya refugees from Myanmar is a worrying potential signal of further regional repercussions of ongoing persecution in Rakhine State, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) warned today.

ASEAN parliamentarians concerned by Singapores new public order bill General—22 Mar 18

Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia today criticized the passage of a new bill by the Parliament of Singapore, which could be used to further curtail freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly in the country. Echoing previously

Parliamentary Network Field Visit to Vietnam Stcoks—16 Mar 18

Hanoi, March 5, 2018 - Parliamentarians from 15 countries visited Vietnam from 5-8 March 2018 to participate in the Parliamentarians in the Field program of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & International Monetary Fund (PN), jointly

ASEAN MPs condemn murder of indigenous activist in the Philippines, call for protection of General—12 Mar 18

Regional MPs today condemned the killing of indigenous, environmental activist Ricardo Pugong Mayumi in the Philippines earlier this month and called for a prompt and thorough investigation into his murder. ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR)

New Report from APHR:Summary of Findings from Mission to Bangladesh Covering the Rohingya General—06 Mar 18

ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) today released, "The Rohingya Crisis: Past, Present, and Future," a summary report of findings from a fact-finding mission to Bangladesh undertaken by members of the organization in January 2018. The

Cambodian Senate election an undemocratic exercise, regional parliamentarians General—23 Feb 18

The upcoming Senate election in Cambodia cannot be considered a legitimate democratic exercise, given the dissolution of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and the overall climate of repression that has seized the country over the past

ASEAN parliamentarians call for immediate release of Philippine Sen. Leila de Lima on one-year General—23 Feb 18

Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia today reiterated their call for the immediate and unconditional release of Philippine Senator Leila de Lima, who, as of tomorrow, will have spent one year in detention awaiting trial on politically motivated

ASEAN MPs urge Indonesia to reject Criminal Code amendments General—07 Feb 18

Draft amendments to Indonesia's Criminal Code currently being debated in the House of Representatives would, if approved, severely violate the rights to privacy and to non-discrimination in the country, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said

ASEAN MPs sound the alarm over proposed amendments to Cambodian Constitution and Criminal General—05 Feb 18

Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia today expressed alarm over proposed changes to Cambodia's Constitution and Criminal Code, and urged the National Assembly to reject the amendments when they come before the chamber this week. ASEAN

ASEAN MPs concerned over move to close Philippine media outlet General—16 Jan 18

Regional parliamentarians expressed grave concern today over efforts by the Philippine government to shut down Rappler, a prominent online media outlet, which has reported critically on the administration and policies of President Rodrigo Duterte. On 15

Regional MPs: ASEAN Consensus on Migrant Workers does not provide adequate General—29 Nov 17

The adoption at last week's ASEAN Summit of a new regional Consensus covering the rights of migrant workers fails to provide adequate protections for them region-wide, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said today. While commending ASEAN

APHR Dissolution of opposition party renders Cambodian elections illegitimate General—22 Nov 17

Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia blasted today's decision by the Supreme Court of Cambodia to dissolve the country's main opposition party – the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) – saying that the move demolished the final