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...

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...

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...

It’s murder

Another life is lost, as yet another migrant worker dies after being tortured. The situation is serious. The right to life is threatened as...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Pernyataan masyarakat sipil Indonesia dalam Rangka Asean Committee on Migrant Workers meeting di Malaysia

Permasalahan di Indonesia, UU No 39/2004 sebagai peraturan tertinggi dalam menangani masalah buruh migran tidak memasukkan definisi mengenai buruh migran yang tidak berdokumen. UU...

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...

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,"...

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