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On female circumcision in Asia
Dialog on H-Asia list, October 1995. Re. female circumcision (clitoridectomies) in Southeast Asia.
How to keep Asia's melting pots from boiling
By Cameron W. Barr, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 December 1998. A story about affirmative action, Southeast Asian style. The ongoing economic crisis has makes ethnic tension with resident Chinese worse, but Malaysia offers model policy of aggressive problem solving.
Trafficking in Burmese women
Interview by Samuel Grumiau, ICFTU Online..., 18 November 1999. Job recruiters pursuade unsophisticated Burmese country women to leave for work in Thailand. But once in Thailand, the mafias force the girls to work as prostitutes. Incidence of AIDS. Police corruption. The presence of children. Brothels in Malaysian border towns and prostitution rings in Japan.
Cambodia agrees to temporary stay of Vietnamese
UNHCR Press Releasse, 17 May 2001. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees expresses concern at an outflow of hilltribe people from Viet Nam and welcomed Cambodia's decision to grant them temporary asylum. The number of people coming out is small; UNHCR is looking at the cause. The UNHCR is seeking authorization from Hanoi for access to Viet Nam's central highland, where the asylum seekers originate.
Jobs hard to find in Brunei, Singapore: Workers' paradise victim of recession
By Bhanravee Tansubhapol, Bangkok Post, 23 July 2001. Singapore and Brunei are no longer a labour paradise for Thai workers because of the economic downturn in the past few years and stricter regulations for foreign workers. Most are unskilled laborers in construction.
The Akha and Modernization Case Study: The Akha & Modernization; A Quasi Legal Perspective
By Jonathan Levy, 5 December 2001, Modernization, globalization, or imperialism are much the same for indigenous peoples. The government of a developing nation acts a sort of middleman between the multinational corporations and their people. The case study of the Akha, who are a Southeast Asian hilltribe of Tibetan origin now scattered through Burma, Thailand, Laos and China.