When the British PM started hurling the first ‘rock’, he forgot to anticipate that it could boomerang and return to smash Britain’s own ‘glass house’, observes Rakyat Jelata.
The Malaysian authorities should immediately drop charges against a rights activist accused of showing a film about Sri Lanka’s civil war without Censorship Board approval, Human Rights Watch has said.
Tan Jo Hann finds the harassment and intimidation of NGOs to be uncalled for and highly disrespectful of basic rights.
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders has condemned the ongoing harassment of Komas members following a film screening about the Sri Lankan civil war.
Charles Hector was taken aback when a Home Ministry investigation officer dropped by at his home yesterday to record a statement.
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders condemns the disruption of the private screening of the documentary “No Fire Zone” by the Home Ministry and the police.
The death sentence imposed on a young Sri Lankan migrant workers has generated renewed focus on the issue of Asian migrant workers getting a fair hearing in a foreign justice system, reports Inter Press Service.
Suaram has been informed that the Malaysian government is planning deport about 17 or more Sri Lankan asylum seekers and refugees on 7-8 January 2010. This group of Sri Lankans was transferred from Machap Umboo Immigration Detention Centre to KLIA Immigration Detention Centre yesterday.
Aljazeera gives us a rare glimpse of conditions inside a crowded Malaysia immigration detention centre (Part 2 above and Part 1 below).
Human rights group Suaram has made a shocking claim that four Sri Lankan embassy officials were at the Pekan Nanas Immigration Detention Centre (IDC), Johor, yesterday to force Sri Lankan refugees detained there to sign repatriation agreements.