WEF on ASEAN 2018 daily recap

Yesterday saw the start of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN in Hanoi with the theme “ASEAN 4.0: Entrepreneurship and the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.The forum will witness over 900 political leaders, business leaders and members of civil society converging to discuss the biggest issues facing the region.

12 September 2018

Vietnam denies entry to rights advocates

Vietnam has denied entry to two prominent rights campaigners invited to attend this week's World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN 2018 in Hanoi, as the one-party communist state continues its hard line on critics of its dismal rights record.Leaders from Amnesty International and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) were both barred from entering Vietnam for the meeting, the campaign groups said.FIDH secretary general Debbie Stothard was held at Hanoi's airport for 15 ho

11 September 2018