Admittedly, Bersih 2.0 is largely an urban phenomenon. But this is not to be taken lightly, if urbanites are fast becoming the voting majority. The Prime Minister and the Barisan Nasional are now in damage control mode, writes Johan Saravanamuttu.
A group of 372 Catholics and other Christians in Malaysia, including a string of priests and religious, have signed a joint letter to Pope Benedict XVI expressing their concern over Prime Minister Najib Razak’s official visit to the Vatican on 18 July 2011 in view of recent developments in the country.
Sembang-sembang recalls a memorable day-trip to KL on 9 July 2011 and describes what he saw and heard.
Sixteen prominent academicians have issued a joint statement in which they propose steps to resolve the ongoing crisis and restore public confidence in the government’s ability to govern the country fairly and justly.
The Malaysian authorities should order the immediate release of 30 members of the opposition Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) who were pulled off their bus and arrested on the way to a political rally in Penang on 25 June 2011, Human Rights Watch said. They were charged with “waging war” against the king of Malaysia.
People’s Green Coalition menuntut agar loji LAMP ditutup. Malah gabungan tersebut menyeru seluruh rakyat Malaysia bangun menyokong tuntutan untuk penutupan LAMP.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch welcomes the Australian government’s support for the recommendation by Sweden to safeguard the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. However, the group remains deeply concerned that while Australia claims to protect these rights, the government’s current and prospective policies and practices may in fact run afoul of Australia’s international obligations.
Burmese domestic workers are celebrating in Chiang Mai on hearing that on 16 June 2011, the International Labour Organisation adopted Convention 189: Decent Work for Domestic Workers at the 100th Session of the ILO Conference, reports the MAP Foundation.