Want to become a Penang municipal councillor?

Penang-based civil society groups are holding a day-long event known as Penang Forum 3 to elect civil society nominees to serve as MPPP and...

Historic local council polls held in Penang

The Penang Forum 3 elections have been a three-in-one process to learn the issues, listen to candidates and vote for civil society representatives to...

Indian academics, activists rally behind Roy

Indian activists and academics have condemned the right-wing BJP's demand that “the strongest possible action” be taken against writer-activist Arundhati Roy for her “seditious...

Kepelbagaian budaya dan tradisi Orang Asal

Berikut ialah kenyataan Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS) sempena sambutan Hari Orang Asal Sedunia 2010. Gambar diambil oleh Puah Sze Ning/COAC   Pada tahun 1994, Perhimpunan Agung...

Another Orang Asli church to be demolished

Christians in the Temiar village of Pos Pasik, about 70km northeast of Gua Musang in Kelantan, have been told by the Department of Orang...

Malaysia – a promise of fraternity through freedom

To mark Malaysia Day on 16 September, civil society groups have come up with a joint statement urging Malaysians to reclaim their independence. Civil...

Gunasegaran’s death: Outrage at open verdict

The death of R Gunasegaran at the Sentul Police Station is neither an isolated incident nor the case of a few rotten apples, says...

Is Altantuya a forbidden issue?

Malaysia's leading political cartoonist Zunar has condemned the action of the police and officers from the Home Ministry who confiscated his book "1 Funny...

Penang Forum 3 endorses no-plastic bags policy

Participants at the Penang Forum 3 event today overwhelmingly endorsed the state government’s policy to ban plastic bags. Penang Forum steering committee member Ahmad...

Breast is still the very best!

A major global forum is being held in Penang to commemorate the landmark Innocenti Declaration of 1990, which set global targets to protect, promote...

Scholars provide feedback on ‘social contract’

There is a real danger not only of driving the 'social contract' debate underground but also of reinforcing or entrenching ethnocentric interpretations that do...

Sweatshop conditions abound in electronics industry

Shamefully, quite a few leading brand name electronics companies and their suppliers fail to comply with internationally recognised standards for workers' right and working...

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