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 rare earth ore to the Kuantan port, reports the Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas campaign.
We, the undersigned Malaysian academics and researchers, as well as colleagues from other countries researching on Malaysia, wish to record our serious concern and objection to the recent actions taken against Professor Abdul Aziz Bari of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).
More than a hundred civil society groups from across the region have endorsed a statement opposing these amendments, which they feel will undermine the employer-employee relationship and erode workers’ rights.
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 Sarawak’s middle Baram region, reports the BMF Team.
Burma has released more than 6000 prisoners but only about 200 of those released were political prisoners. The government must free all prisoners of conscience immediately, says Amnesty International in urging people to sign a petition.
A newly formed loose network of citizens groups, Penang Citizens’ Awareness Chant, is calling for proper planning and sustainable development to be upheld in the state.
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 impasse at the Appeals Court, reports PSM.
The UNHCR is completely misguided in offering any support whatsoever for the Malaysia refugee swap, according to Australian and Malaysian refugee advocates.
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 various environmental issues.
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 safe development path for the country.