The Politics of Human Rights in Southeast Asia

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1International human rights: Theory and practice
1
UN General Assembly document A/CONF. 157/23 of 12 July 1993. Online. Available.http://www.unhchr.ch/huridocda/huridoca.nsf/(Symbol)/A.CONF.157.23.En?OpenDocument cf. also DFAT 1993:177-201.
2
Search the Cmmission website for operational details. Online. Available. http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu2/2/chr.htm. cf. also DFAT 1993:52ff.
3
Benedict Anderson (1983) coined the term 'imagined communities' as a collective term for groups aspiring to create nation states.
4
Resolution 4/128. Online. Available. http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/74.htm (4 December 1986)
5
cf. e.g. Brandt 1980.

2Human rights, democracy and development in Southeast Asia
1
cited in Neher 1995:196-7.
2
Based on purchasing power parity, Brunei and Singapore ranked second and fourth in the world respectively in Real GDP per capita (UNDP 1999a: 134).
3
'Beware Asian backlash, Mahathir Warns', The Straits Times, Singapore: 5 June 1998, 37. cf. also Elliott and Brummer 1998.
4
'IMF bind can harm world, says Rubin', The Straits Times, 6 June 1998, 1.
5
Estimated by Vasil (1995:2) at 77.7 per cent Chinese, 14.1 per cent Malay and 7.1 per cent Indian.
6
Health benefits are extended to temporary migrant workers, on whom the economy substantially depends to undertake lower paid jobs. Employers are responsible for CPF payments, housing and education where relevant.
7
'Public Debate and OB Markers. Realities of a Wired World', The Straits Times, 26 May 1999. (Extracts from an interview with Minister for Information and the Arts, George Yeo, with Karyawan, the publication of the Association of Muslim Professionals.)
8
Online. Avalable. http://members.tripod.com/-malolos/1987/toc.html
9
Comparable figures for Thailand are 2.9 and 1.3 per cent , with 2.4 and 1.7 per cent in Indonesia (World Bank 1999e).
10
One survey estimated their numbers as high as 16-18,000. cf. 'Agents for Change', Far Eastern Economic Review, Hong Kong: 8 August, 1991, 20-1.
11
'Two of a kind', by the Sunday Inquirer Magazine Staff, Philippine Daily Inquirer Magazine, 12 May 1999. cf. also Marfil 1999.
12
'Change no boost for democracy: SM', The Straits Times, 20 January 2001.
13
'The Decades Long Struggle in Mindanao', Asiaweek, 1 March 1999.
14
Available. nline (search from). http:www.parliament.go.th/16e/main-16e.htm
15
'Corruption Commission - This watchdog has fangs', 157(1), Time asia, Hong Kong: 8 January 2001. Online. Available. http://www.time.com/time/asia/magazine/2001/0108/thai.elections_sb1.html

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