The United Nations in Malaysia would like to refer to the article published in The Star newspaper on 7 May 2012 titled “Police: Tear gas used at rally safe, UN-approved’.
Civil society organisations from Japan, South Korea, Australia and Malaysia have called on the government of Malaysia to stop its nuclear power development plan.
Will civil servants fall for what appears to be an extra large carrot being dangled in front of them in the form of pay rises ahead of the general election, wonders Lim Teck Ghee?
The passage of the highly restrictive Peaceful Assembly Bill by the Senate on 20 December 2011 over the strong opposition of civil society and lawyers casts serious doubt over the government’s sincerity of its announced intention to implement reforms to ensure greater enjoyment of civil liberties for Malaysians, said the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) on 21 December.
The Singapore Unity Project (SUP), comprising active civil society organisations and individuals, commemorated International Human Rights Day at Speakers’ Corner on 10 December 2011.
On 10 December, Human Rights Day, Penang Suaram issued a statement calling for the repeal of oppressive laws, the revival of local elections, an end to privatisation and the decentralisation of decision-making.
NGOs advocating the rights of the disabled are urging Air Asia to use the airport aerobridges that KLIA2 will provide for easier access to passengers.
Pesticide Action Network (PAN) International has hailed the verdict of the Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) against the world’s six largest agrochemical companies.
US-led free trade agreements continue to face stiff oppositions even as they gain traction with some governments turning to such pacts in the hope of boosting their sagging economies, reports Chee Yoke Heong.
US foreign assistance comes with strings attached, including putting in place neoliberal policies that have undermined national development, destroyed numerous local jobs, and widened the income gap, reports Ibon International.