Human rights defender Kyaw Hla Aung remains arbitrarily detained in Myanmar over three months after he was arrested in connection with his peaceful activities. reports Amnesty International.
Something is very wrong with the way Prime Minister cum Finance Minister Najib Razak is handling our public coffers, says Liew Chin Tong.
Zunar views the latest court judgment as part of the government’s machinations to stop him from drawing cartoons to expose its corruption and wrongdoing.
If the rule of law and not the whims and fancies of the government is to be upheld, the contradiction between the court judgment and the government’s 10-Point Agreement must be resolved, says Dr Ronnie Ooi.
In 2008, before Najib became PM, Malaysia ranked no. 96 in the Global Gender Gap Report. Since then, Malaysia has fallen to no. 102, observes Steven Sim.
If Malaysia wants to be taken seriously internationally, it must do more to protect human rights in its own backyard, say Comango, JOAS and the Bar Council Human Rights Committee.
A bizarre Malaysian court case encapsulates Malaysia’s identity politics, reports Waleed Aly of the Sydney Morning Herald.
Petronas is accused of violating a United Nations arms embargo by providing fuel to military aircraft in Sudan. Geoffrey York of the Globe and Mail reports.
It is clear that the Malaysian government in the name of fighting crime has introduced provisions which are both anti-democratic and anti-human rights, says Steven Sim.
There are not only elements of anti-democracy in the bills to be passed this parliamentary sitting, but they are also easily open to abuses including racial profiling, says Steven Sim.