The harassment of Suaram by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) is a shocking example of wrong priorities by the authorities, says Suaram.
That this administration is clearly violating every aspect of its commitment to a moderate approach to government is no longer surprising by now, write Ahmad Fuad Rahmat and Ahmad Farouk Musa.
The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network is gravely concerned that Bangladesh has denied safe haven to those fleeing from recent sectarian violence in Rakhine state in Myanmar and has taken action to forcibly return asylum seekers back to Myanmar.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20 June 2012—In a high-level forum at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development today the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented the conceptual groundwork for a future ‘Sustainable Human Development Index’, which would recognise the cost of human development to future generations.
The Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organisation Malaysia (Merhrom) is deeply concerned about the continued killing of and violence towards Rohingyas in the Arakan state of Burma.
The proposed amendments do not address the fact that most major Malaysian newspapers are owned by political parties, states the Centre for Independent Journalism.
Refusal to implement urgent police reforms would be highly irresponsible as it would continue exposing the public to the threat of crime at home and on the streets, writes Wong Chin Huat.
Fifteen civil society groups have called upon the authorities to put an end to book banning as the first step towards promoting diversity and respect in our society.
The Malaysia government should respect the right to free expression and immediately reverse its ban on a book, Allah, Liberty and Love, by Canadian Muslim writer Irshad Manji, Human Rights Watch has said.
A group of 20 Malaysian scholars have called for a level playing field in the coming general election to ensure the result carries greater legitimacy.