Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj’s attempt to put a judicial spotlight on how RM220m in constituency funds is allocated by the Prime Minister’s Department reached an impasse at the Appeals Court, reports PSM.
S Saratbabu is one of a rare breed of activists who have put their lives at risk to champion the cause of the poor and marginalised, writes Hussein.
M Sukumaran has been apprehended many times by the police but he is so driven that nothing deters him from campaigning to ensure the human rights of every single marginalised person is protected, writes S Munusamy.
When a government deems it politically expedient to lock up good men and women, it is high time we voted it out, writes Rani Rasiah. She goes on to provide a glimpse of one of these women, Sarasvathy Muthu, now freed but facing charges in court on 10 October 2011.
A Letchumanan was one of six PSM activists who were detained without trial for over a month before being released. The six face charges in court in October. Fatimah Joseph tells us more about him.
A poem by Dr Nasir Hashim written after the detention of six PSM activists under the Emergency Ordinance. (The six were subsequently released and now face charges in court in October 2011).
On 4 July 2011, Forum-Asia, Human Rights Watch (HRW), Amnesty International, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) sent a joint open letter to the Prime Minister of Malaysia regarding human rights violations against Bersih 2.0.
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.
Will the rakyat be able to survive the power of the police – and that of the State, wonders Kee Thuan Chye.