Category: Asean News

  • Philippines Fisherman Tells of Deadly Two-month Ordeal Stranded at Sea

    The 21-year-old watched his uncle die, and lived off rainwater and moss growing on his small boat until his rescue earlier this month A young fisherman flew home to the Philippines on Wednesday after being given up for dead...
  • Jakarta’s fishermen remain undecided in gubernatorial election

    It was 10 a.m. when The Jakarta Post approached a group of fishermen who were sitting and chatting by boats moored in Kali Adem, North Jakarta. The conversation led to the hottest current political debate: which of the three...
  • Low costs, simpler procedures among reasons why Indonesian migrants choose illegal routes

    The recent sinking of a ferry carrying undocumented Indonesian migrant workers and their families in Batam, Riau Islands, has shown how prevalent illegal labor dispatch practices are in the country. Many Indonesian citizens, including those in Lombok, West Nusa...
  • Joint Press Release South East Asia Fish for Justice Network

    Ever Green Group – Myanmar The People’s Coalition for Fisheries Justice/KIARA – Indonesia SEAFish for Justice:  About 182.552 Fishers Face Risks on Human Trafficking and Slavery in Southeast Asia Surabaya, October 7 2016. At least 182.552 Fishers in Southeast...
  • Jakarta Bay Reclamation Must be Driven by Govt: KPK

    Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Laode Muhammad Syarif said in a discussion on Tuesday that the reclamation project in Jakarta Bay ought to be driven by the government, not private companies, in compliance with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s...
  • ASEAN Strengthens Efforts to Eliminate Trafficking in Persons

    The ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) launched the Regional Review on Laws, Policies and Practices within ASEAN related to the identification, management and treatment of victims of trafficking especially...
  • Malaysia Repatriates 12 Indonesian Detained Fishermen

    Some 12 Indonesian traditional fishermen from Langkat district, North Sumatra, were repatriated from Penang island, Malaysia, after they had been detained for four months there, according to Langkat Marine and Fisheries Department spokesman Subiyanto. “The 12 traditional fishermen arrived...
  • Number of human trafficking victims rising: Minister Marsudi

    The number of Indonesian citizens abroad who became victims of human trafficking has increased, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi said. “In 2013, Indonesian citizens were involved in 188 cases of human trafficking. In 2014, that number rose...
  • Indonesia Encourages ASEAN to Maintain Regional Stability

    Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The Indonesian government is encouraging all nations, especially ASEAN member countries, to contribute to maintaining stability and peace in the Asian region after news regarding the installation of a number of missile launchers by Vietnam...
  • Minister Urges ASEAN Countries to Combat Human Trafficking

    Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti has urged ASEAN member countries to foster political will to combat human trafficking activities in the waters of Southeast Asia. “We need to establish cooperation with other governments,” Pudjiastuti stated at the...