Stephen Tan Ban Cheng pays tribute to Aung San Suu Kyi and explains why this woman of courage richly deserves the Nobel Peace Prize she was awarded.
Addressing the Council session in Geneva, Nalini Elumalai complains about severe restrictions on freedom of assembly imposed by the Malaysian government.
“If I am asked why I am fighting for democracy in Burma, it is because I believe that democratic institutions and practices are necessary for the guarantee of human rights,” says Aung San Suu Kyi.
Maria Chin Abdullah submitted the following intervention on behalf of Aliran at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
On the world stage, Prime Minister Najib Razak promotes himself as the leader of a Global Movement of Moderates espousing the rhetoric of ‘universal principles of justice, excellence and equilibrium’.
The landmark summit will be remembered for what it failed to do in a period of severe and multiple crises, not for what it achieved, observes Vandana Shiva.
Under this pro-business BN government, trade unions have been weakened and workers’bargaining powers eroded, writes Charles Hector.
As long as there are huge man-eating crocodiles in rivers to blame, the political and corporate crocodiles of Sarawak will continue feasting – unconscionably – upon the lives of the poor, observes Abang Benet.
Man-eating crocs in Sarawak! They have occasionally paralysed villagers with fear. But lurking in the shadows, less visible political and corporate crocodiles have inflicted even more misery, feasting unconscionably as they have on the lives of the poor.