2013 Civil Society Voices

2013 Civil Society Voices

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Indigenous communities must be given a real say when development projects affect the land on which they rely for their food and livelihood, says...

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A Malaysian news weekly has been suspended indefinitely by the Home Ministry, apparently for an article criticising overspending by the country’s 'first couple', says...

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The Christian community in Malaysia is gravely dismayed and very disappointed by the decision of the Court of Appeal to uphold the power of...

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Workers' rights issues should be resolved through negotiations, not by union busting, say 43 civil society and trade union groups. We, the 43 undersigned civil...

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"We have to work together to fight the tyranny of economic supremacy that puts profit above people and the environment," said an expert at...

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Several independent UN human rights experts have urged the Malaysian government to reverse its decision to ban the Herald from using the word Allah,...

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SYDNEY -- It is the third day that Malaysian citizens have occupied the headquarters of Australian rare earth miner, Lynas Corporation, reports the Stop...

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Sarawak indigenous leaders have launched an online signature campaign against land grabbing by private and government corporations, reports Pan AP. Over a hundred leaders...

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The Obama administration is hosting the first major round of Trans-Pacific Partnership talks without any formal stakeholder process, says Arthur Stamoulis. Salt Lake...

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The TPP would strip Americans constitutional rights, while offering no gains for the majority of them; it's a win for corporations, says Mark Weisbrot....

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US demands in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement text, as revealed by WikiLeaks, have contradicted Obama's policy and public opinion at home and abroad,...

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Bersih is discontinuing its defamation suit against the New Straits Times after it agreed to apologise for linking the coalition and three others to...

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The Philippines lead negotiator Yeb Sano has told the UN climate summit in Warsaw that the “colossal devastation” from Typhoon Haiyan should serve as...

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Lapan puluh badan bukan kerajaan menyokong perlindungan hak asasi bumiputera (Orang Asal) Sarawak dari pembinaan empangan hidroelektrik di Murum dan Baram, Sarawak. (English version...

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The 19 arrests confirms fears recently expressed by UN member States, says the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. The arrest of...

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Human rights defender Kyaw Hla Aung remains arbitrarily detained in Myanmar over three months after he was arrested in connection with his peaceful activities....

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Zunar views the latest court judgment as part of the government’s machinations to stop him from drawing cartoons to expose its corruption and wrongdoing....

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If Malaysia wants to be taken seriously internationally, it must do more to protect human rights in its own backyard, say Comango, JOAS and...

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Real people are getting badly hurt, while Malaysia keeps promising and procrastinating on real human rights protection, says Mickey Spiegel. A sense of urgency...

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Human Rights Watch notes that a turn for the worse can be seen in the repressive laws introduced and the actions taken against rights...

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