|Australian Mr Michael Chan (R), the brother of death-row prisoner Andrew Chan, arrives for visiting Andrew at Kerobokan Prison in Bali, Indonesia, February 17, 2015. Photo: Made Nagi/EPA|
The Indonesian Attorney General’s Office has decided to put off the execution of eleven inmates on death row, including two Australian drug traffickers, according to the Jakarta Globe on February 17.
|The Thai labour market relies heavily on migrant labour, workers who on occasion are under age. Fishmongers push a cart of fresh fish at the Bangkok fish market on January 20, 2005. Photo: Udo Weitz/EPA|
At least three textile and electronics factories in the Thai border province of Tak were found to be using Myanmar immigrant child labourers aged under 15, according to The Nation on February 17.
|Illegal immigrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh escorted by Thai navy officers on a navy patrol ship at Similan island southern Thailand, January 19, 2019. Photo: Royal Thai Navy/EPA|
Police in Indonesia’s West Sumatra province have detained 30 undocumented migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh in Padang on their way to Christmas Island, according to the Jakarta Globe on February 14.
|Australian PM Tony Abbott has called on the Indonesian authorities to spare the lives of two Australian citizens facing the death sentence for drug trafficking. Ms Halen Chan (L) and her son Mr Michael Chan (R), family of death-row prisoner Mr Andrew Chan, leave after visiting Andrew at Kerobokan Prison in Bali, Indonesia, February 10, 2015. Australian Mr Myuran Sukumaran along with his compatriot Mr Andrew Chan are facing execution by firing squad. Photo: Made Nagi/EPA|
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott pleaded with Indonesia to heed Australia's call for clemency for two death row convicts, and warned that Canberra would make its displeasure known should the executions go ahead.
|12th ASEAN Chiefs of Defence Forces Informal Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on February 10, 2015. Photo: MOI|
The chiefs of the defence forces of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have called for more military cooperation and the transformation of current bilateral exercises into multilateral ASEAN drills, according to recent media reports.
|Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha (L) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands prior to their meeting at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, February 9, 2015. General Prayuth was on a three-day visit to Japan. Photo: Franck Robichon/ EPA|
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha sent a clear message to the Japanese government, its business leaders and the media that elections would be held in Thailand at the end of this year or early next, according to the Bangkok Post on February 10.