Monthly Archives: June 2015

East Asia and the Pacific: New Zealand-U.S. Partnership Forum

As prepared for delivery Thank you, Stu, for your kind introduction. And thank you to the New Zealand-U.S. Council for hosting us and the U.S.-New Zealand Council for supporting the relationship. Both Councils, along with this Partnership Forum, have a

Japan Provides IOM Thailand USD 2.5 Million for Assistance to Migrants in Andaman Sea

Thailand – The Government of Japan is committing USD 2.5 million to IOM in Thailand in response to IOM’s USD 26 million appeal to assist those affected by the migrant crisis in the Andaman Sea. Japanese funding will provide for

Are SE Asia’s trafficking kingpins getting off the hook?

Myanmar’s navy found a boat with 727 “Bengalis” – a term it applies to both Rohingya and Bangladesh nationals – and started towing it on May 29, 2015 to a naval base COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, 30 June 2015 (IRIN) –

Partners optimistic of business in Liberia (The New Dawn (Liberia))

Austria Ambassador to Liberia, Caroline Gudenus, says her country is glad that Liberia is the first country declared Ebola-freed, which she sees as a sign that business confidence is coming back to the West African nation, particularly emphasizing work on

Ansar Burney left to help Burma Migrants – Press Release issued by Ansar Burney Trust International (Pakistan News Releases)

June 29, 2015 (PPI-OT) Following is the text of press release issued by Ansar Burney Trust International Quote The Chairman of Ansar Burney Trust International and former Federal Minister for human rights, Ansar Burney has left for Kuala Lampur on

Partners Optimistic of Business in Liberia (allAfrica.com)

Austria Ambassador to Liberia, Caroline Gudenus, says her country is glad that Liberia is the first country declared Ebola-freed, which she sees as “a sign that business confidence is coming back” to the West African nation, particularly emphasizing work on

Dress code uproar 'stems from intolerance' (The Straits Times)

Prominent Malaysians call on government to intervene, stop moral policing KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s recent incidents of strict enforcement of dress codes at government buildings is due to the rise of intolerant attitudes among certain “holier-than-thou” Muslims imposing their Islamic

Burma's burning Rohingya's crisis (Pakistan Observer)

ROHINGYAS are the 1.3 mil lion Muslim minority ethnic group residing in the Rakhine state of Burma, formerly known as Arakan. According to UN, Rohingyas are the most persecuted community in the world. Labelled as world’s most persecuted people, Rohingya

Speeches: Remarks at Center for a New American Security

Video» DEPUTY SECRETARY BLINKEN: Thank you so very much, Michele. And I have to say that the incredibly kind words that you just addressed in my direction are pretty much precisely what I would say about you. You’ve been for

Malaysian Rare Earth Plant Complies with IAEA Recommendations, Report Concludes

The Malaysian government has implemented all recommendations put forward by an IAEA-led review mission in 2011 on radiation safety at the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP), a rare earths processing facility completed in 2012 near Kuantan, Malaysia. This is one