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Pengungsi Rohingya di Negeri "Impian" Amerika

Bagi banyak pengungsi, program pemindahan permanen bisa terlihat seperti akhir yang mereka harapkan karena mereka membayangkan kehidupan seperti yang digambarkan oleh Hollywood. Namun kenyataan di lapangan tak semanis yang dibayangkan, bahkan lebih pahit.
  • Aisyah Llewellyn
  • Teguh Harahap
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Rohingya Refugees and the American Dream

For many refugees, resettlement can seem like the Hollywood ending they’ve been hoping for. But often it brings with it yet another set of challenges.
  • Aisyah Llewellyn
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Menimbang efisiensi AICHR untuk perjuangan HAM di ASEAN

Komisi Antarpemerintah ASEAN untuk Hak Asasi Manusia seringkali mendapat kritikan karena dianggap tidak efektif, seperti macan “ompong” tatkala menghadapi persoalan hak asasi manusia di kawasan Asia Tenggara. Perwakilannya mengatakan bahwa, meskipun terdapat beberapa kemajuan, tetapi pada akhirnya kembali kepada individu di lembaga tersebut.
  • Kirsten Han
  • Teguh Harahap
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“Circling” Around Human Rights

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights is often criticised for being ineffectual and “toothless” when it comes to addressing the region’s human rights issues. Representatives say that, while there has been some progress, it ultimately comes down to the individuals within the body.
  • Kirsten Han
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Akan Datang: How many big-ticket presents did Jho Low buy?!

A weekly round-up of the stories to watch in Southeast Asia: Typhoon Mangkhut does damage in the Philippines and heads towards Vietnam's far north, a former Indonesian president threatens to sue a website, and Kim Kardashian turns out to be another beneficiary of fugitive Malaysian businessman Jho Low's "generosity".
  • Aisyah Llewellyn
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Tergelitik Sertifikasi Halal dalam Plastik

Bisnis plastik halal adalah solusi bagi muslim di Indonesia yang tak mau menggunakan produk yang mengandung babi, tapi ada hal lain yang tak kalah pentingnya, yakni bagaimana memproduksi plastik dan menggunakannya dalam kehidupan sehari-hari agar tetap ramah lingkungan?
  • Richaldo Hariandja
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Indonesia’s Struggle With (Halal) Plastic

Efforts are underway to get Indonesians to become more environmentally friendly and cut down the use of non-biodegradable plastics, even as businesses target Muslim consumers with halal-certified plastic products.
  • Richaldo Hariandja
  • Aisyah Llewellyn
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Akan Datang: It's a war of petitions in Singapore

A weekly round-up of the stories to watch in Southeast Asia: Singaporeans sign petitions for and against the repeal of a colonial-era anti-LGBT law, the Vietnamese government hopes to set up social media platforms to rival Facebook, and the rupiah plummets in Indonesia.
  • Aisyah Llewellyn
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"How Do You Interview God?"

A Chinese-Indonesian woman is just the latest casualty of Indonesia’s opaque blasphemy law. But despite allegations that the law targets religious minorities, there appears to be little political will to change it.
  • Stanley Widianto
  • Aisyah Llewellyn
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Mencari Desain Terbaik untuk Jalan-Jalan di Indonesia

Berpergian ke kota-kota di Indonesia sudah seperti mimpi buruk bagi rata-rata pejalan kaki, apalagi para penyandang disabilitas. Mereka ditempatkan pada posisi yang kurang menguntungkan dalam berbagai kegiatan sehari-harinya.
  • Kate Walton
  • Teguh Harahap
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Turning Away from Tobacco?

Vaping may have economic and health benefits for smokers in Indonesia—but the government is unwilling to show its support.
  • Reynold Sumayku
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Akan Datang: It's not a great week for civil liberties

A weekly round-up of the stories to watch in Southeast Asia: Arrests continue in Vietnam, an Australian filmmaker is jailed in Cambodia, and the Reuters reporters in Myanmar are still waiting for the verdict.
  • Aisyah Llewellyn
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Menjadi LGBTQ di Brunei

Pelaksanaan hukum pidana syariah terhadap komunitas LGBT di Brunei menarik perhatian media internasional. Lewat pengakuan seorang gay muslim, fakta mengenai apa yang terjadi di lapangan ternyata jauh lebih kompleks ketimbang apa yang telah diberitakan sejauh ini.
  • Zaina Abdul
  • Teguh Harahap
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Menelisik Praktik Ruqyah LGBT di Indonesia

Seorang ahli ruqyah di Medan percaya bahwa LGBT tidak normal, kerasukan setan, karena itu mereka perlu disembuhkan dengan dibacakan ayat-ayat Alquran. Tapi kesaksian seorang LGBT malah menunjukkan fakta sebaliknya.
  • Teguh Harahap
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Dalih Ilmu Pengetahuan Untuk Mengkriminalisasi LGBT di Malaysia

Di negeri jiran, Malaysia, bukan hanya politik saja yang dikait-kaitkan dengan agama tapi juga ilmu pengetahuan. Bertahun-tahun, sekelompok akademisi menormalisasi ujaran kebencian dan homofobia lewat penelitian ilmiah. Lalu apakah setelah pemilu yang membawa angin perubahan keadaan ini akan berubah?
  • Samantha Cheh
  • Teguh Harahap
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Undocumented in Thailand

Thailand recently launched a crackdown on undocumented workers in an effort to combat trafficking, but the lack of a victim-centric approach means that new measures are likely making things worse for vulnerable migrant workers.
  • Leonie Kijewski
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Akan Datang: It's a bit of an odd one this week...

A weekly round-up of the stories to watch in Southeast Asia: Duterte goes on Facebook to prove he's alive and well, Singaporeans worry about the leases on their flats, and a self-cloning lizard is found in Vietnam.
  • Aisyah Llewellyn
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Mempersenjatakan Sains: “Kajian” LGBTQ di Malaysia

LGBTQ—pada dasarnya, kajian akademik dan organisasi yang khusus mungkin merupakan satu cadangan yang baik, namun sesetengah kajian ini di Malaysia sebenarnya bertujuan untuk menyampaikan pesanan homofobia yang tersembunyi di bawah payung kesarjanaan.
  • Samantha Cheh
  • Clarence Kuna
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Politics Trumps Human Rights in Indonesia

Between Jokowi and Ma'ruf Amin, and Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno, human rights is likely to be left by the wayside in the 2019 Indonesian presidential election.
  • Aisyah Llewellyn
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