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Following repeated threats by ministers and members of Parliamentover the past three years to control online content, the Malaysiangovernment is setting up a task force to look into applyingexisting legislation on the new media without contravening thecountry's Bill of Guarantee against Internet censorship.
MEXICO CITY, Jun 13 (IPS) - Large developing nations like China, India and Mexico should sign a new international treaty to curb climate change which must include economic penalties to clamp down on emissions of greenhouse gases, Nobel chemistry laureate Mario Molina said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Jun 13 (IPS) - The coup in Thailand, extrajudicial killings in the Philippines, limitations on religious freedom in Malaysia -- South-east Asian democracies are not exactly flourishing these days.
At the end of May, a member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Thailand told the court investigating the killings that the victims were unarmed and there was no evidence that they were insurgents, as claimed by the police. The inquest will continue on 21 September 2007.
I am glad to see Naew Na's front page story about dangerous spots in Suvannabhumi airport. Even though we realise our concern may fall on deaf ears, we still have the duty to speak out.
Beware of news editors who write about "stakeholders." The word may be popular among the staff of international development agencies, producing clouded reports about projects that they have never seen, but it is usually avoided by journalists, who are expected to be more straightforward.
Nearly a century after adopting its first international standard on working time, a new study by the International Labour Office estimates that one in five workers around the world - orover 600 million persons - are still working more than 48 hours a week, often merely to make ends meet.
Freedom Against Censorship Thailand (FACT) has just downloaded the most current, official, secret blocklist from the servers at Thailand's Ministry of Information and Communication Technology and posted it to FACT's website.
As the country is bracing for the constitution referendum, the powers that be have started to mischievously mobilize people to endorse the draft constitution which has so far failed to reflect people's opinions. Broadcasting media under the control of the army and certain televisions have been misused by the state to convey false messages that persuade people to endorse the draft 2007 constitution.
We are writing to express our grave concern at the recent forced relocation of 91 refugees from Shan State by the Thai Army on the northern Chiang Mai border between May 25 to 30, 2007, despite the fact that these refugees were already on the Shan side of the border.