6 more Burmese detainees die of leptospirosis

A string of civil society groups have expressed shock at the news that another six Burmese migrants have died while in detention in...

Tg Bunga should be in lower-density zone

The Tanjong Bunga Residents’ Association (TBRA) states categorically that Penang's northern beach-front residential area, Tanjong Bunga, should be in the lower-density Secondary Development Corridor...

Activists slam Jabu for casting doubt on report

 Activists have demanded an apology from Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Alfred Jabu for casting doubt on an official report - prepared with NGO...

New nationalism: Freedom with empowering peace

Fifty civil society groups have delivered a joint civil society Malaysia Day message that calls for a new discourse of nationalism that denounces political...

Arrest of JOAS leaders in Sarawak

As Malaysia commemorates its 46th anniversary, 15 indigenous Sarawakians have been detained by Kuching police for trying to send a memorandum of protest over...

Report confirms sexual abuse of Penan women, children

A long-awaited report by a national action committee probing allegations of sexual abuse of Penan women and children is finally released - after much...

42 NGOs boycott Suhakam’s Human Rights Day event

More than 40 Malaysian NGOs are boycotting Suhakam's Human Rights Day event tomorrow because of their dissatisfaction with the national human rights commission's performance...

Arbitrary detention of migrant and refugee children

Suaram is appalled at the increasing number of child migrants detained at immigration detention centres in the past five years.  We have received shocking...

Respect native rights verdicts to end Baram blockades

With the last legs of logging operations being carried out in Sarawak with the advent of large monoculture plantations, the people’s forest resources have...

A response to Azahar’s “unwarranted personal attack”

Ahmad Chik responds to the Penang Opposition Leader's accusation that he has sold out his principles because he had not spoken out...

Asean Framework Instrument for migrant workers must be legally binding

Asean needs to change its mindset and perceive civil society as a partner in all its processes, especially in the drafting of the association’s...

Bar Council: State intervention needed for domestic workers

The Malaysian Bar Council is calling on the Human Resources Ministry to adopt a standard employment contract to cover all domestic workers irrespective of...

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