Under this pro-business BN government, trade unions have been weakened and workers’bargaining powers eroded, writes Charles Hector.
In the first of a two-part article, Charles Hector examines how a pro-business government has led to a steady weakening of workers’ rights and their welfare and livelihood.
This year’s May Day rally in KL was significant for a number of reasons, observes Jerit, with a reminder that workers are a force for change.
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 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.
The minister in the prime minister’s department, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, doesn’t seem to understand basic things concerning democracy. His notion of democracy is woefully dismal and disappointing. His ignorance on issues of democracy is alarming!
The Bill aimed at allowing peaceful assembly – a right guaranteed by the Constitution – ends up restricting further whatever public space that is left for public dissent and assembly, observes Christopher Chong.
If the BN is judged obsolete and irrelevant to present-day Malaysia, it will not be the fault of the Opposition or the rakyat, but its own fault for deciding to follow the dinosaurs, writes Rakyat Jelata.
A High Court in Australia has ruled by a 6-1 majority that the refugee swap deal with Malaysia is invalid. The ruling comes a day after the New York-based Human Rights Watch made a submission to Australian Senate committees outlining why it felt the swap deal was seriously flawed.
Tommy Thomas is concerned that we are sliding into a Police State with no place for the Rule of Law.