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The Cambodia Daily - Stop Silencing Dissenting Voices

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) expresses deep concern on the forced closure of the independent newspaper the Cambodia Daily, which has published its final edition today after 24 years of unbiased and fearless news reporting.

Journalists work at the newsroom of The Cambodia Daily newspaper in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, September 3, 2017. Credit:Reuters
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Upgrading of 66 roads in Northern and Eastern Provinces at cost of over US $ 200 Mn

Cabinet of Ministers granted approval for the rehabilitation and upgrading of 66 roads in the conflict affected Northern and Eastern Provinces based on a Cabinet Memorandum submitted by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe.

V. Sivagnanasothy -  Secretary, Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation
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Cambodia: FORUM-ASIA demands immediate release of Kem Sokha

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns the arrest of Kem Sokha, President of Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), currently the main opposition party, and a Member of Parliament.

Kem Sokha - President of Cambodia National Rescue Party
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Deniswaran Files Law Suit Challenging His Removal

The former Minister of the Northern Provincial Council Balasubramanian Deniswaran, who has been removed from his ministerial portfolio, has filed a law suit in the Court of Appeal challenging his removal. The case is expected to come up before the courts may be either on the 4th or the 6th of this month, Deniswaran says.

Deniswaran Files Law Suit Challenging His Removal
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Acting Assistant Secretary Alice G. Wells Concludes Visit to Sri Lanka

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice G. Wells concludes her visit to Sri Lanka September 2, 2017.

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice G. Wells delivers remarks on Indo-Pacific regional cooperation at the Indian Ocean Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice G. Wells and U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap meet with Opposition Leader Mr. R. Sampanthan and other representatives of the Tamil National Alliance
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Please Stop Killing of Humanity In Myanmar

M. Burhanuddin Qasmi of Mumbai, India has appealed to the UN Secretary General in New York to look in to the Myanmar genocide issue and initiate appropriate action within his capacity to control the situation immediately and protect the rights of minorities.

Please Stop Killing of Humanity In Myanmar
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Teachers’ Association blames the unruly behavior of a group of students at the Eastern University

Teachers’ Association of Eastern University blames the students for disruption in academic activities in the University.

Eastern University
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Burma: CSW Calls For International Action On Rakhine State Following Security Council Discussion

The United Nations Security Council met on 30 August to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State, Burma. Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is calling for international action to tackle the crisis, including measures such as targeted sanctions and the suspension of British training for the Burmese Army.

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US lauds Sri Lanka’s reforms agenda and reconciliation steps

United States Acting Assistant Secretary of State, Alice Wells praised the progress made by Sri Lanka under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena in the democratic reforms and reconciliation process. She said that the US highly appreciates the “ambitious reforms agenda and historic steps towards reconciliation boldly under taken by President Sirisena.”

Acting US Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells called on President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday.
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Pakistan to launch Pakistan Alumni Society of Sri Lanka

To foster, encourage and promote close relations between the people of Pakistan and Sri Lanka and to provide support to prospective Sri Lankan students going to Pakistan for higher education, the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka is planning to launch Pakistan Alumni Society of Sri Lanka, soon.

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