The adoption by the International Labor Organization (ILO) on 16 June 2011, of a new groundbreaking treaty to extend key labour protections to domestic workers will protect millions of people who have been without guarantees of their basic rights, Human Rights Watch said.
‘Custom Keepers’ in a district of Kalimantan are calling on the Indonesian president to stop a carbon-offset project in in the customary lands of the Dayak people.
Business and Human Rights Resources Centre summarises some of the major concerns in the lawsuit slapped on activist-lawyer Charles Hector by Japanese multinational corporation Asahi Kosei.
The People’s Green Coalition submitted a memorandum to the IAEA panel investigation on the “public nuisance” of the LAMP project in Gebeng Industrial Estate, Pahang.
Does it not seem unconscionable that ore containing radioactive material should be shipped 4000km from Australia to Malaysia for the monetary gain of Lynas while the people of Kuantan are left to face the long-term effects of the waste, asks Vincent Jiam.
The proposed refugee swap with Malaysia should be abandoned immediately, said the organisers of a protest to mark World Refugee Day on 19 June outside Sydney Town Hall.
In a show of solidarity, 176 doctors and specialists in Perak have demanded the release of Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj and his colleagues.
It’s not just doctors in Malaysia who are clamouring for Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj’s immediate release. Now the global People’s Health Movement has added its voice to the demand.
Admittedly, Bersih 2.0 is largely an urban phenomenon. But this is not to be taken lightly, if urbanites are fast becoming the voting majority. The Prime Minister and the Barisan Nasional are now in damage control mode, writes Johan Saravanamuttu.
A group of 372 Catholics and other Christians in Malaysia, including a string of priests and religious, have signed a joint letter to Pope Benedict XVI expressing their concern over Prime Minister Najib Razak’s official visit to the Vatican on 18 July 2011 in view of recent developments in the country.