Kuching — About 50 indigenous people from the Baram area delivered a petition of thousands of signatures to the Chief Minister of Sarawak today at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, the State Secretariat building, reports SAVE Rivers.
Zunar reports on a protest in support of cartoonists’ rights outside the Malaysian Embassy in Washington DC yesterday.
Addressing the Council session in Geneva, Nalini Elumalai complains about severe restrictions on freedom of assembly imposed by the Malaysian government.
MIRI, Sarawak: Torstein Dale Sjotveit, CEO of Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB), has been alleged to have abused his position by awarding contracts for projects belonging to SEB to the family members of his employer, the Chief Minister of Sarawak, Abdul Taib Mahmud, reports the SAVE Rivers network.
The Swiss Federal Council has fueled speculation about the foreign assets of prominent Malaysian politicians, reports the Bruno Manser Fund.
Save Malaysia Stop Lynas (SMSL) is outraged that despite two impending judicial reviews at the Kuantan High Court and an appeal case for judicial review in Putrajaya, the government proceeded to issue a temporary operating licence (TOL) to Lynas yesterday.
Switzerland’s Attorney General has opened a criminal case against UBS, the Swiss banking group, over suspected money-laundering of timber corruption proceeds from the Malaysian state of Sabah in Borneo. This has been confirmed today by the Office of the Attorney General in the Swiss capital, Bern, reports Bruno Manser Fund.
The capability of repressive governments to monitor users of mobile phones and block access to internet content is far beyond levels realised by users and presents significant risks for user privacy and safety, according to a new report released on 30 July 2012 by Freedom House and the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).
Save Sarawak’s Rivers Network (SAVE Rivers) and Baram Protection Action Committee (BPAC) take to task the MP for Baram over a “preposterous” statement about the Baram Dam project.
The more the government engages in spinning the crime statistics, the more it denies there are major problems with our police force, the more it is alienating itself from the public and inviting an electoral backlash, writes Lim Teck Ghee.