2011 Civil Society Voices

2011 Civil Society Voices

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The Fahamu Refugee Programme has mounted a campaign to oppose States and UNHCR withdrawing the protection of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status...

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The Malaysian prime minister’s major announcement that the government would abolish the Internal Security Act (ISA) and other repressive laws should be achieved promptly...

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How many of our ministers and senior bureaucrats in the Ministry of Education actually send their children to national schools and local universities? If...

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Think Centre (TC), one of Singapore's oldest political NGOs, welcomes and applauds the announcement by the Malaysian government to repeal the controversial 51-year-old law...

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The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is disappointed that Prime Minister Najib Razak’s promise of sweeping democratic reforms in his public address on the...

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Despite the on-going environmental and human disasters brought by the fallout from the Fukushima nuclear reactors meltdown, the Japanese government is hell-bent on continuing...

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For the second time in less than a month, a human rights training event in Cambodia has been disrupted by men carrying AK-47s, reports...

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Individuals and civil society groups around Asia have called on their governments to support the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry into crimes against...

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The Australian High Court ruled on 31 August 2011, that the Australia-Malaysia Transfer and Resettlement Arrangement is invalid and that any attempt to remove...

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The feasibility study, including the EIA and Social and Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA), for the Baram Dam have not yet been completed, note half...

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A number of newly-released confidential US embassy cables are highlighting Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud’s deep corruption, reports the Bruno Manser Fund. The...

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A High Court in Australia has ruled by a 6-1 majority that the refugee swap deal with Malaysia is invalid. The ruling comes a...

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On 4 July 2011, Forum-Asia, Human Rights Watch (HRW), Amnesty International, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) sent...

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Over five dozen civil society groups endorsed a memorandum addressed to the Chief Police Officer in Penang to protest against the ludicrous allegations levelled...

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The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights is concerned that human rights lawyer Charles Hector was left with little choice other than accepting...

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LLG Cultural Development Centre views with grave concern the recent statement made by the Deputy Prime Minister, who is also the Minister of Education,...

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Internal military documents that recently came to light expose the Indonesian military’s surveillance of peaceful activists, politicians, and clergy in the easternmost province of...

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Some 40 civil society groups have come out to protest the suspension of a Cambodian NGO that works to analyse the impact of development...

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Civil society groups around the world have been in touch with Japanese embassies in their respective countries to express concern about a defamation lawsuit...

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The Pelieran Murum Penan Action Committee (Pemupa) is demanding that survey work on native land at the proposed Murum Dam site be halted until...

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