Beh Lih Yi

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15 Jan 2019 | 5:58 PM

Singapore urged to fix rules on hiring domestic workers to stop forced labour

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Singapore must overhaul its rules and systems for the hiring of foreign domestic workers to put a stop to forced labour in the wealthy city-state, campaigners said on Tuesday.

15 Nov 2018 | 10:49 PM

Anger as Indonesia jails teacher who documented sexual harassment

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indonesian woman has been sentenced to six months in jail after she documented sexual harassment by her employer, sparking condemnation from rights groups on Thursday.

2 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

A rising fear in the LGBT community

IN her dimly lit room in a village, Suki rests on a bed as she recovers from a brutal attack that has highlighted what campaigners say is growing hostility towards gay and transgender people in Malaysia.

21 Oct 2016 | 6:06 PM

Rights groups urge aid access to conflict-hit Myanmar region

JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rights groups urged Myanmar to allow humanitarian access to a troubled Muslim-majority region following the latest violence that has prevented aid agencies from delivering food and medicines.

19 Oct 2016 | 7:05 PM

Aid groups in Philippines ready food, shelter to respond to super typhoon

JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid agencies were on standby on Wednesday to respond to the strongest typhoon to threaten the Philippines in three years, which was due to make landfall later in the day with widespread damage expected.

11 Oct 2016 | 6:34 PM

Girls worldwide take over as ministers, CEOs in campaign to push for equality

JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Teenage girls across the world became government ministers, mayors and chief executives for a day on Tuesday in a global campaign to push for greater gender equality.

30 Sep 2016 | 9:32 PM

Indonesian slum dwellers challenge eviction law in landmark case

JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Slum dwellers in Indonesia have launched a landmark legal case to challenge a decades-old law which has been used to forcibly remove thousands of families, amid a wave of evictions in the country's capital.

27 Sep 2016 | 7:52 PM

Paris climate targets to cost Asia $300 billion a year, but will help save lives - research

JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Developing economies in Asia will have to spend $300 billion (£231.3 billion) a year until 2050 to meet targets set by the Paris climate deal, but can expect to save thousands of lives and avoid worsening poverty if they shift to low-carbon growth, research showed on Tuesday.

22 Sep 2016 | 1:03 AM

Indonesia launches new campaign to end female genital mutilation - minister

JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia is embarking on a renewed campaign to end female genital mutilation (FGM), according to its women's minister Yohana Yembise, despite opposition from religious leaders who have stymied past efforts to combat a practise that is common.

15 Sep 2016 | 2:22 PM

Exclusive: From duped maids to rice farmers, Asian women lead the way in businesses to aid society - poll

BANGKOK/JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At all the peace talks Joji Felicitas Pantoja attended in the conflict-troubled Philippines island of Mindanao, coffee was served to put people at ease.