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South China Sea, Rohingya on agenda in Asean defence meeting

Ten defence ministers from Southeast Asian Nations on Sunday held an informal meeting in Bangkok with regional issues, including the South China Sea and Rohingya crisis on their agenda.The retreat was chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, who in charge of security affairs. At ...

Thailand can 'do more' for Rohingya

Muhammad Faruk Khan, chairman of Bangladesh’s parliamentary committee on foreign affairs, shares his views on the repatriation of Rohingya refugees in light of the 35th Asean Summit and Related Summits in Bangkok and Nonthaburi, which ended on Monday, in an exclusive interview with the Bangkok ...

Thana Boonlert

Group seeks the creation of conditions to facilitate safe repatriation of Rohingya

The leaders of Asean yesterday voiced concerns over the Rakhine crisis and called for the safe return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar while seeking accountability for the violence and human rights violations perpetrated against the ethnic group.Keep reading ...

Supalak Ganjanakhundee

Asian Nations Vow to Reduce Number of Stateless People

Asia-Pacific nations have pledged at talks in Bangkok to take steps, including legal reforms, to tackle statelessness, a key issue in the region.More than half of the world’s 10 million people who are stateless live in Asia, with at least 1 million of them Rohingya ...

Big talk but little action on Rohingya

While Asean has shown its willingness and readiness to help solve the Rohingya crisis and ensure the safe return of thousands of refugees, the situation in Rakhine state is not safe enough for stakeholders to get to work, Foreign Minister Don Pramuwinai said on Friday. ...

Supalak Ganjanakhundee

Asean foreign ministers to focus on a win-win Indo-Pacific strategy

Asean foreign ministers will seek to find a common Indo-Pacific strategy during their informal meeting in Chiang Mai today (Jan, 18) to deal with the changing geopolitical situation.Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and her Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai, who had met before the New Year, ...

Supalak Ganjanakhundee

Thailand to push for bigger Asean role in Rohingya crisis

Thailand is ready to support a greater Asean role in resolving the Rakhine crisis, as the group prepared mechanisms to deal with the plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who face repatriation amid grave concerns about their future.Keep reading ...

Supalak Ganjanakhundee

Myanmar's Rohingya panel head refutes criticism by outgoing secretary

The chairman of an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis has rebutted criticism by the body’s former secretary, saying the panel is effective and the government has acted on its recommendations.Former Thai foreign minister Surakiart Sathirathai, who last year ...

Asean unlikely to deal with Rohingya issue

Experts have no faith that Asean can effectively tackle the ongoing ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, as leaders of the regional group gather for a summit this week in Singapore.Keep reading ...

Wasamon Audjarint

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