Protection for all migrants in Malaysia

Today marks International Migrants Day, a day set aside by the United Nations General Assembly to promote the human rights and fundamental freedoms of...

Yesterday, someone died…

Katrina Jorene Maliamauv reflects on the brutal death of a domestic worker, Mautik Hani, at the hands of callous employers. Mautik had...

Human rights for migrant domestic workers

KUALA LUMPUR, 10 Dec 2009: As the world marks International Human Rights Day today, CARAM Asia launches an online petition campaign seeking crucial support...

Climate change: “We’re not finished yet,” civil society warns

COPENHAGEN, Dec 19 (IPS) - The climate change summit proved to be a "spectacular failure even according to its own terms,"...

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...

Nightmarish Thai train journey for Burmese migrant

A Burmese migrant on a rail journey from Chiang Mai to Bangkok claims he underwent a nasty ordeal at the hands of Thai railway...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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