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Beh Lih Yi

From hardship to hope, Singapore's migrant poets find their voices

Mar 18 2019

SINGAPORE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In dorms on Singapore's fringes or employers' backrooms, a growing number of migrant workers are using poetry to shed light on their hidden struggles and reconnect with their roots.

Asia ride-hailing giant trains drivers to fight human trafficking

Mar 11 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Southeast Asia's largest ride-hailing firm Grab said on Monday it is to train its millions of drivers to spot victims of human trafficking in one of the world's worst hit regions.

UK, Australian police help Philippines fight child cybersex trafficking

Feb 27 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British and Australian police are supporting the Philippines' first center to combat the online sexual abuse of children, launched on Wednesday, as the country becomes a global hotspot for the growing crime.

Workers making clothes for Australian fashion firms can't make ends meet: study

Feb 25 2019

KUALA LUMPUR/DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Australian fashion companies use a "system of entrenched exploitation" that is trapping millions of garment workers in Bangladesh and Vietnam in poverty, campaigners said on Monday.

China tells employers to stop asking women about marriage and babies

Feb 22 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Chinese authorities have urged employers not to ask women about their marital status or childbearing plans in job interviews, in the latest step to tackle discrimination at work and boost female participation in the labor force.

Mother of dead maid treated 'like a dog' in Malaysia calls for justice

Feb 12 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A year after the death of an Indonesian maid who was forced to sleep outside next to a dog, her mother called for justice, as several other cases of abuse languish in Malaysia's courts.

Stop pigging out and save the planet, Chinese told ahead of Lunar New Year

Feb 03 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Chinese people celebrate the new Year of the Pig this week, environmental campaigners are urging them to eat less pork and help save the planet.

Malaysia to take glovemaker to court for not paying workers

Jan 31 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Malaysia said on Thursday it would take a medical glove manufacturer to court after it failed to pay its workers for three months, sparking a protest.

LGBT+ people in Singapore 'more fearful' after HIV data leak

Jan 29 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A major leak of the confidential data of 14,200 people with HIV in Singapore could hamper a fight against new infections among LGBT+ people in the city-state, campaigners said on Tuesday.

LGBT+ people in Singapore 'more fearful' after HIV data leak

Jan 29 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A major leak of the confidential data of 14,200 people with HIV in Singapore could hamper a fight against new infections among LGBT+ people in the city-state, campaigners said on Tuesday.

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