Category Archives: Human Rights

Malaysia: Vietnamese Woman to Stand Trial in Kim Killing

SHAH ALAM, MALAYSIA Malaysia’s attorney general ordered the murder case to proceed against a Vietnamese woman accused in the killing of the North Korean leader’s estranged half brother, prosecutors said in court Thursday.…

Hanoi Urges Malaysia to Drop Charges Against Vietnamese Defendant in Kim Jong Nam Murder

A day after an Indonesian woman on trial for murdering the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother walked free, Vietnam called on Malaysia to drop charges as well against the Vietnamese defendant who remained in custody in connection with the February 2017 assassination of Kim Jong Nam at a Kuala Lumpur airport.…

UN: Methamphetamine Output Booming in Southeast Asia

BANGKOK Production of methamphetamine is skyrocketing in Southeast Asia, with prices dropping and usage expanding, the U.N.’s anti-drug agency said Monday.

Even as seizures of the drug known as speed, ice and “ya ba” in its various forms reached a record high last year, street prices have dropped, indicating increased availability, said a report released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.…

US: No Phased Approach to North Korea Denuclearization

The United States will not agree to a phased approach to North Korea’s denuclearization, the top U.S. envoy to Pyongyang said Monday.

“We are not going to do denuclearization incrementally,” Steve Biegun told a nuclear policy conference in Washington.…

Launching Earth Hour Campaign 2019

Earth Hour campaign of 2019 was started at Hoan Kiem pedestrian street (Hanoi) with the message “Saving energy, protecting the earth”.

Earth Hour campaign in Vietnam is an annual activity during the past 11 years, hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, with the support of many businesses; in which, Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) is the co-sponsor of the Campaign during the past time.…

US: ‘No Illusions’ about Possible N. Korean Missile Activity

WASHINGTON The White House said Sunday it does not “have any illusions” about whether North Korea is preparing to resume missile testing, but refused to assess commercial satellite imagery suggesting Pyongyang is assembling a new rocket.…

Suspecting Fraud, Drivers in Vietnam Count Cars at Toll Booths

Independent citizens in Vietnam are camping out near toll booths to count cars in an effort to determine the extent of suspected toll fraud taking place at several Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) infrastructure projects.…