2011 Civil Society Voices

2011 Civil Society Voices

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Australia and Malaysia’s agreement to swap 800 asylum seekers who arrive in Australia for 4000 refugees living in Malaysia fails to meet minimal standards...

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Suaram welcomes the extension of the Australian High Court’s temporary injunction of the deportation of 16 asylum seekers under the controversial asylum swap deal...

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Vietnam should immediately release the Roman Catholic priest Father Nguyen Van Ly, who was sent back to prison on 25 July 2011 to serve...

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The Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) strongly denounces the Burmese military’s offensives against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and atrocities against civilians including rape,...

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The adoption by the International Labor Organization (ILO) on 16 June 2011, of a new groundbreaking treaty to extend key labour protections to domestic...

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'Custom Keepers' in a district of Kalimantan are calling on the Indonesian president to stop a carbon-offset project in in the customary lands of...

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Business and Human Rights Resources Centre summarises some of the major concerns in the lawsuit slapped on activist-lawyer Charles Hector by Japanese multinational corporation...

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The People's Green Coalition submitted a memorandum to the IAEA panel investigation on the "public nuisance" of the LAMP project in Gebeng Industrial Estate,...

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Does it not seem unconscionable that ore containing radioactive material should be shipped 4000km from Australia to Malaysia for the monetary gain of Lynas...

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The proposed refugee swap with Malaysia should be abandoned immediately, said the organisers of a protest to mark World Refugee Day on 19 June...

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In a show of solidarity, 176 doctors and specialists in Perak have demanded the release of Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj and his colleagues. We, the...

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It's not just doctors in Malaysia who are clamouring for Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj's immediate release. Now the global People's Health Movement has added its...

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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....

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A group of 372 Catholics and other Christians in Malaysia, including a string of priests and religious, have signed a joint letter to Pope...

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Sembang-sembang recalls a memorable day-trip to KL on 9 July 2011 and describes what he saw and heard. I had to make that trip. Najib...

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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...

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The Malaysian authorities should order the immediate release of 30 members of the opposition Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) who were pulled off their...

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People's Green Coalition menuntut agar loji LAMP ditutup. Malah gabungan tersebut menyeru seluruh rakyat Malaysia bangun menyokong tuntutan untuk penutupan LAMP. Pendahuluan IAEA (Agensi Tenaga...

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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...

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Burmese domestic workers are celebrating in Chiang Mai on hearing that on 16 June 2011, the International Labour Organisation adopted Convention 189: Decent Work...

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