2011 Civil Society Voices

2011 Civil Society Voices

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Greener design of products and stronger shipment rules are key to curbing environmental damage and human rights abuses, say four international NGOs. Brussels -...

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The majority of Malaysians work long hours because they cannot earn in eight hours the income they need to put food on the table,...

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Jeyakumar Devaraj calls on the government to support small-scale farmers and cattle breeders. Intervensi dalam perbahasan bajet Kementerian Pertanian di perengkat jawatankuasa, 8 November...

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Lim Mah Hui looks at budgeting in the Penang Island Municipal Council and suggests several steps for improving the process. I wish to discuss...

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Member of Parliament Jeyakumar Devaraj recently filed a motion in Parliament to cut special constituency allocations by RM400m. I filed the documents to cut...

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The choice is there for Muhyiddin to seal his reputation as a politician playing up to narrow and parochial interests or as a principled...

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To mark the recent launch of the Earth Charter in Malaysia, the Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas campaign warns of the dangers of going down...

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The Cambodian and Malaysian governments’ failure to regulate recruiters and employers leaves Cambodian migrant domestic workers exposed to a wide range of abuses, Human...

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A group of Malaysian citizens overseas has filed a lawsuit against the Election Commission asking the High Court to compel the Commission to register...

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Malaysia need not go down the nuclear energy path if it promotes energy efficiency and renewable energy, said fourteen prominent Malaysian NGOs in a...

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Recently, through Facebook and press statements by our people’s representative YB Fuziah, questions were raised as to whether Lynas has begun their shipment of...

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We, the undersigned Malaysian academics and researchers, as well as colleagues from other countries researching on Malaysia, wish to record our serious concern and...

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More than a hundred civil society groups from across the region have endorsed a statement opposing these amendments, which they feel will undermine the...

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Last Saturday, 22 October, at 10.00am, eight Malaysian police officers, two forest department officials and three Interhill staff jointly dismantled the Penan blockade in...

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Burma has released more than 6000 prisoners but only about 200 of those released were political prisoners. The government must free all prisoners of...

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A newly formed loose network of citizens groups, Penang Citizens’ Awareness Chant, is calling for proper planning and sustainable development to be upheld in...

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Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj's attempt to put a judicial spotlight on how RM220m in constituency funds is allocated by the Prime Minister's Department reached an...

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The UNHCR is completely misguided in offering any support whatsoever for the Malaysia refugee swap, according to Australian and Malaysian refugee advocates. Richard Towle,...

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A broad-ranging environmental movement calling itself Green Voters 2.0 was launched on 1 October to call on elected reps to declare their stand on...

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Kuantan-based civil society groups are spear-heading an initiative to introduce the Earth Charter to Malaysia with the aim of encouraging a more sustainable and...

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