Human Rights Watch notes that a turn for the worse can be seen in the repressive laws introduced and the actions taken against rights defenders.
The Malaysian authorities should immediately drop charges against a rights activist accused of showing a film about Sri Lanka’s civil war without Censorship Board approval, Human Rights Watch has said.
Bagaimanakah sebuah negara kecil dengan rakyat sekecil 30 juta orang akhirnya mempunyai jurang pendapatan antara paling lebar di rantau ini, ujar Anas Alam Faizli.
This ‘Allah’ episode has showcased the paranoia of the ruling elites over the possibility of losing their grip over the majority community, observes Teo Sue Ann.
Contracts of foreign workers do not stipulate a probation period as workers have already been interviewed on their capability to fulfil their job requirements, points out the MTUC.
What we see now is the decline of beach tourism in Penang due to the inaction of policy makers in curbing accidents and understanding the tourism industry, observes Syerleena Abd Rashid.
To survive in Umno, one must believe in Malay hegemony and be steeped in racial thinking. Zahid’s words and actions fulfil all the criteria for survival and upward mobility in the party, says Tota.
It is time for Burma’s pro-democracy movement to speak out against the targeted attacks on the Muslims in that country, says Bonojit Hussain.
Tax the rich and better target the multinationals: The IMF has set off shockwaves in Washington this week by suggesting countries fight budget deficits by raising taxes, reports AFP.
Christopher Chong reflects on the Allah judgment and its implications for the political health of the nation.