Eight villages from the Baram district have protested against the proposal to build mega dams in the district, reports Mark Bujang.
Members of the Save Sarawak’s Rivers Network (SAVE Rivers) and some concerned citizens held a peaceful demonstration in front of a leading hotel in Miri on 16 April to send a strong message to reject the Baram Hydro-electric Dam project.
In the wee hours of dawn today, the students’ and Occupy Dataran encampment in KL was violently ambushed by a group of thugs. After the ambush, everyone sat down and victims of violence started to tell stories of what happened. Temme Lee reports.
Suaram has announced that an inquiry into the alleged corruption, misuse and abuse of taxpayers money, linked to the purchase of the two Scorpene class submarines, back in 2002 will commence on Thursday, 19 April at the Paris Tribunal de Grande Instance (TGI), a first degree court that deals with civil litigation matters.
Independent women’s organisations and activists have called on Asean governments and the current Asean chair, Cambodia, to embrace civil society as a vital democratic partner instrumental to the enjoyment of human rights, reports the Women’s Caucus on APF/ACSC 2012.
The Temiars in the Gua Musang District of Kelantan are frustrated and angry that their traditional lands are continually being destroyed by logging and plantation activities, says the Center for Orang Asli Concerns.
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 the Malaysian government to withdraw the new Security Offences (Special Measures) Bill 2012, tabled in Parliament on 10 April 2012.
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 abuses, Human Rights Watch has said.
Urgent action is needed as the EU-Malaysia FTA and the TPPA could be wrapped up by year-end, reports Fauwaz Abdul Aziz.
The Jayapura state court on 16 March found five Papuan leaders guilty of treason, sentencing them each to three years imprisonment. Tapol, the Asian Human Rights Commission, the Faith-Based Network on West Papua, Franciscans International, and the West Papua Netzwerk seriously regret the verdict and question the fairness of the trial proceedings.