CIJ calls on governments to enact FOI law

The Centre for Independent Journalism has worked closely with NGOs to draft a Freedom of Information Bill and is hopeful that the draft law...

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...

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...

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 inter-governmental rights commission a farce

The organisers of an Asean People's Forum have expressed deep disappointment that nearly all civil society representative selected for a meeting with Asean...

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...

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...

Critique of the Global Forum on Migration and Development

As governments from around the world convened for the third annual Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Athens, Greece on 4-5 November,...

Tahun Baru Lebih bermakna jika rakyat terus membawa perubahan

Kita harus menyambut tahun baru 2010 dengan membuat satu lagi perjuangan, ulas Jerit. Rakyat harus bersatu membantah perlaksanaan cukai GST. Tahun 2009 sudah hampir berlalu...

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...

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...

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...

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