Human Welfare

Study: Extremists still flourishing in Indonesia's prisons

Feb 9, 2018

A new study has found Indonesia's overcrowded prisons are ill-equipped to deal with Islamic militant inmates, hampering efforts to prevent the spread of violent radicalism

Indonesia police probe Aceh abuse of transgender women

Feb 3, 2018

Muslims in Indonesia's conservative and semiautonomous Aceh province are protesting an investigation into local police who rounded up and publicly humiliated transgender women

Bangladesh, Myanmar aim to finish Rohingya return in 2 years

Jan 17, 2018

Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed they will try to complete the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two years

Myanmar says 1st camp for Rohingya will be ready next week

Jan 16, 2018

Myanmar officials say a camp to house Rohingya Muslim and Hindu refugees who return from Bangladesh will be ready by its promised deadline next week

Japan to provide $3 million to Myanmar for Rohingya return

Jan 12, 2018

Japan's foreign minister has urged Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to guarantee the safe and voluntary return of Rohingya who fled violence

Women ask Philippine leader to keep 'sex slave' statue

Jan 11, 2018

A women's group has asked the Philippine president to oppose any request by Japan to remove a newly erected statue honoring women who were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II

Analysis: No sign Rohingya will be allowed to return home

Dec 24, 2017

Analysis: Despite pledges by Myanmar, no sign Rohingya refugees will be allowed to return home

American says he escaped Indonesian jail due to extortion

Dec 20, 2017

An American man who was recaptured after escaping from an overcrowded prison on the Indonesian resort island of Bali says he fled because of extortion by other inmates.

Rights group reports more destruction of Rohingya villages

Dec 18, 2017

Human Rights Watch says satellite imagery shows Rohingya villages in Myanmar continued to be destroyed as Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an agreement last month to return refugees from the ethnic Muslim minority who had fled their country amid violence

American man recaptured after 5-day Indonesia manhunt

Dec 17, 2017

Police have recaptured an American man who escaped from an overcrowded and understaffed prison on Indonesia's resort island of Bali

Sign up now!

Advertisement