The 19 arrests confirms fears recently expressed by UN member States, says the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders.
The World Organisation Against Torture has issued an urgent appeal over the ongoing detention of human rights defender Adilur Rahman Khan of Bangladesh.
We, Malaysian media civil society organisations, condemn the arrest of two journalists and police violence towards others who were covering the sit-down protest for free and fair elections in Kuala Lumpur on 28 April 2012.
Tenaganita has been informed that a “big raid” was carried out in Melaka on 3 March 2012, at about 4.00am. The total number of migrants and refugees detained in that raid is currently unknown.
The Malaysian government must halt detentions under the draconian Internal Security Act (ISA), Amnesty International said on 17 November, after the authorities said they had used the law to detain 13 people this week.
Over five dozen civil society groups endorsed a memorandum addressed to the Chief Police Officer in Penang to protest against the ludicrous allegations levelled against 30 PSM activists who were detained on mainland Penang on 25 June 2011.
Rani Rasiah recalls how reason, logic and decency were thrown out of the window and the wildest of fabrications were woven to frighten Malaysians.
All over the world people gathered to celebrate Labour Day on 1 May. But in Malaysia, a group of barely 300 people was met with two water cannons and three riot police trucks, reports S D.
An impromptu anti-ISA vigil to mark the 50th anniversary of the ISA was held outside the Jelutong Police Station in Penang for a good half an hour after the one planned at the Speakers’ Square was disrupted, reports Anil Netto.
The Abolish ISA Movement (UK) has criticised the Malaysian government’s crackdown on Malaysians protesting against the repressive law.