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Beh Lih Yi

No country and no work: refugees despair at slow pace of Malaysia's reforms

15 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing by his daughter's hospital bed, Afghan Lutfullah Ahmad Hussain's eyes welled with tears as he appealed for her life to be saved - just one of thousands of refugees in Malaysia living in increasing desperation.

FEATURE-No country and no work: refugees despair at slow pace of Malaysia's reforms

15 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing by his daughter's hospital bed, Afghan Lutfullah Ahmad Hussain's eyes welled with tears as he appealed for her life to be saved - just one of thousands of refugees in Malaysia living in increasing desperation.

China factory put teens on night shift to make Amazon devices: activists

09 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amazon pledged on Friday to investigate claims of worker abuse at a factory in China after labor activists said students as young as 17 were put on night shifts and legal overtime limits broken.

China factory put teens on night shift to make Amazon devices - activists

09 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amazon pledged on Friday to investigate claims of worker abuse at a factory in China after labour activists said students as young as 17 were put on night shifts and legal overtime limits broken.

Young Taiwanese reconnect with indigenous roots to heal trauma

08 Aug 2019

HUALIEN, Taiwan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Truku elders of Taiwan still dream about their mountain home four decades after bulldozers tore it down - a classic symptom of trauma as community members struggle to accept their loss.

Director wants Thai seafood slavery film to act as warning in Cambodia

06 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The maker of a new film about a Cambodian boy enslaved on a Thai fishing trawler said on Tuesday he wants to use it to raise awareness and stop people from falling victim to traffickers.

Malaysia under fire over cuts to gay scenes in Elton John's 'Rocketman'

01 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Malaysia has censored gay sex scenes in "Rocketman", the movie musical based on the life of British singer Elton John, sparking condemnation from art critics on Thursday that the country was becoming a "nanny state".

Malaysian court sides with forced labor victims over unpaid wages

30 Jul 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An undocumented domestic worker has the right to pursue her claim for unpaid wages in Malaysia, a court has ruled, setting a legal precedent migrant rights groups said would help protect human trafficking survivors.

Boys can wear skirts under Taiwan school's gender-neutral uniform plan

24 Jul 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Both male and female students will be allowed to wear skirts at a school in Taiwan after it announced plans to drop gender-specific uniforms on Wednesday, a move LGBT+ campaigners said was a boost for gender equality.

Gray fingers: Aging Singapore uses gardening to fight loneliness

22 Jul 2019

SINGAPORE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Since her mother died last year, 74-year-old Lim Yeo Hong has been living alone in a flat on the outskirts of Singapore, scavenging for cardboard scraps which she sells for a living.

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