Asean is falling short in duty to protect citizens’ human rights


The latest Asean Summit, the 36th of its kind, was organised under the theme of a “cohesive and responsive Asean”. In a 27-page statement published at the end of the event, this year‘s chair, Vietnam, said the leaders of the 10-member bloc had made commitments to upholding “Asean unity, solidarity and centrality”.On the eve of the summit, fishermen off the coast of Aceh, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, rescued about 100 stranded Rohingya refugees. They were driven to intervene after…

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