2011 Civil Society Voices

2011 Civil Society Voices

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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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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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