The Bruno Manser Fund has released a secret Sarawak map of the proposed Baram Dam which it says could displace 20000 natives.
In allowing natives to use a writ of summons instead of judicial review to stake their claims on native customary land, the Court of Appeal has shown it understands the predicament they face, says Baru Bian.
As the country faces relentless economic development, NGOs and Suhakam have a pivotal role to play in ensuring that the rights of the people are not neglected and the negative impact of development is minimised, writes Jerald Joseph.
The deportation of Hamza Kashgari despite a High Court order preventing it is clearly a show of disrespect and contempt of court, says the Islamic Renaissance Front.
Sadly, despite its attempt to promote Malaysia as a moderate Muslim country, the Malaysian government has failed to match its rhetoric with its actions, says Sisters in Islam (SIS).
Malaysia, in extraditing Hamza Kashgari has shown disregard for international norms, says Human Rights Watch.
Save Malaysia Stop Lynas (SMSL) was outraged and appalled by the announcement of the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) on 1 February to issue a pre-operational licence to Australia’s Lynas Corporation for its controversial Gebeng rare earth refinery plant.
The Southeast Asian grouping is moving at a snail’s pace in its bid to devise a human rights charter, writes Parameswaran Ponnudurai.
Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj submitted a memorandum to the Higer Education Minister on 13 December 2011 expressing concern about the high number of unemployed nursing graduates.
A Kuala Lumpur court today acquitted Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of consensual sodomy. “Anwar Ibrahim was acquitted on a charge that should have never been brought in the first place,” said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch.