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Beh Lih Yi

Indonesia inches closer to outlawing child marriage

13 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia moved closer to ending child marriage on Friday after the government secured a key nod paving the way to raise the age for girls to wed in the world's most populous Muslim country by three years.

Indonesian storytellers spread 'mighty girls' message to fight male dominance

10 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From a schoolgirl who fights plastic pollution to real-life heroines, 800 Indonesian women are telling stories to change beliefs about girls, the project's organizer said on Tuesday.

Defeated in court, Philippine lawyer to enter politics to pursue LGBT+ rights

05 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A gay lawyer from the Philippines said on Thursday he would pursue a career in politics to push for LGBT+ rights after losing a legal battle to introduce same-sex marriage in the mainly Roman Catholic country.

Malaysia's human trafficking court nets few scalps in first year

04 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Malaysian court that promised justice for victims of human trafficking made eight convictions in its inaugural year despite the launch of hundreds of investigations in recent years, data obtained exclusively by the Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed.

U.N. agency urges U.S. to reinstate funds to protect women

29 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations' family planning agency has urged the United States to reinstate its funding, which has been cut for the third year over abortion rules, to help protect the lives of millions of women and girls.

Allow Iranian women to attend matches, says Asian soccer official

20 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Iranian women should be allowed to attend men's World Cup qualifiers in the Islamic Republic later this year, a top Asian soccer official said on Tuesday, ramping up pressure on Tehran to end a long-running ban.

End child marriage 'hell' for Indonesian girls, lawmaker urges

19 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia must change its laws to end child marriage in the world's most populous Muslim country where thousands of girls are trapped in a kind of "hell", an Indonesian lawmaker said on Monday.

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.

World News

Iran's Khamenei rejects talks with United States

Iran will never hold one-on-one talks with the United States but could engage in multilateral discussions if it returns to the 2015 deal on Iran's nuclear programme, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, according to state television.