2012 Civil Society Voices

2012 Civil Society Voices

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The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia) renewed its calls for the immediate repeal of Malaysia’s Internal Security Act (ISA), and urged...

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The government of Malaysia’s proposed law to replace the infamous Internal Security Act (ISA) of 1960 opens the door to a range of future...

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Urgent action is needed as the EU-Malaysia FTA and the TPPA could be wrapped up by year-end, reports Fauwaz Abdul Aziz. The Human Rights...

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The Jayapura state court on 16 March found five Papuan leaders guilty of treason, sentencing them each to three years imprisonment. Tapol, the Asian...

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The Fair Labour Association (FLA) is expected to release an investigative report about labour conditions in Foxconn’s factories in China that produce for Apple,...

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Suaram is greatly pleased to inform all Malaysians, that the French courts have opened an inquiry into the alleged corruption, misuse and abuse of...

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The decision by Singapore’s Manpower Ministry to grant foreign domestic workers a weekly rest day is an important reform but falls short of international...

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Campaigners have taken their protests against Sarawak's plans to build a dozen hydro-electric dams to the United Nations in Geneva, reports Bruno Manser Fund....

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130 organisations in over 20 countries held demonstrations on 1 March 2012 and submitted letters calling on Burma’s President Thein Sein to postpone China’s...

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Sudah tiba masanya rakyat menjadi pengadil untuk menentukan bagaimana wang rakyat harus digunakan dan penyertaan rakyat dalam penentuan polisi dan proses pengurusan harus dipraktikkan....

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Tenaganita has been informed that a “big raid" was carried out in Melaka on 3 March 2012, at about 4.00am. The total number of...

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Seventy civil society groups have issued a joint statement condemning the recent incidents of political violence and intimidation in the country. We, the undersigned...

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Tenaganita reports it has just received information that about 33 Chin refugees, including women and children, were arrested in Alor Star on 24 February...

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Civil society groups around the world have upped the ante in the global struggle to protect and promote access to medicine and focused their...

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Amnesty International welcomes the acknowledgement by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono that security forces have committed human rights violations in the region of Papua....

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The MTUC president says the time has come for the 800000-strong workers’ movement to mobilise against the free trade agreements that the government is...

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The National Union of Bank Employees (Nube) claims that the dismissal of two bank employees for their trade union activities amounts to union busting....

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Kita lupa bahawa Allah bersifat penyayang dan pemaaf, ujar Farhana Abdul Halim. Jika benarlah Hamza telah menghina Nabi, adakah mustahil dan salah untuk kita...

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Some 15000 Malaysians turned up to express their opposition to the Lynas rare earth refinery in Kuantan today in perhaps the largest and most...

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The mass arrests and detentions of migrants, refugees and stateless persons in Malaysia have begun. Immigration officers, police, military and other enforcement agencies, including...

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