Bersih 2.0 is saddened to hear about the passing of Irene Fernandez, one of Malaysia’s foremost human rights activists.
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The Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP) is deeply saddened with the passing away of beloved and respected activist Irene Fernandez today.
The real problem is the ‘Malaysia boleh’ propaganda that has reduced the nation to a state where many nations now know we are not all that ‘boleh’ after all, observes J D Lovrenciear.
The Home Ministry’s denial of publishing permits for Malaysiakini and FZ Daily is a gross affront to the people’s democratic right to freedom of the press and freedom of expression.
Much more needs to be done to create fair and equal opportunities and this move must extend to other government agencies as well, says Francis Loh.
Although the Malaysian constitution guarantees freedom of religion, many Malaysians continue to face serious and systemic religious intolerance, observe Aliran and Suaram.
Lawyers at the Malaysian Bar’s AGM have called on the government to ensures that all employers, especially GLCs, respect worker and trade union rights, reports Charles Hector.