Historic rights reports on S’pore sent to UN

A historic first Universal Periodic Review of Singapore is scheduled for May 2011 at the United Nations, reports Kong Soon Tan. Think Centre, the...

Desperation in high places

Despite the best efforts of spin doctors and 'strategic teams', the ‘noises’ and the scandals are extremely difficult for the regime to shut off,...

In solidarity with the Greek people’s resistance against austerity

Progressive groups are warning that if vicious austerity measures are successfully implemented in Greece, workers in other European countries (such as Portugal,...

Budget 2011 for big boys, civil servants

From the listed projects, it appears that we are returning to the era of mega high-status, expensive projects which will provide little value-added to...

Overdevelopment along the north coast of Penang Island

Tan Seng Hai reports on a forum in Penang organised by residents groups who are concerned that over-development will turn Tanjung Bunga into a...

Revoke ‘live fire zones’ in Bangkok: HRW

The New York-based Human Rights Watch has reminded Thai authorities about UN principles that call on all security forces to as far as possible...

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...

British journalist accused of contempt of court

Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the contempt of court charges that have been brought against British freelance journalist Alan Shadrake in connection with...

1Press Freedom Malaysia to start from Pakatan Rakyat states?

As there is no evidence that the BN government is interested in guaranteeing us our basic rights, the Selangor, Penang, Kedah and Kelantan...

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...

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...

Mosque near Ground Zero!

Ram Puniyani dissects the disinformation surrounding the controversial proposed Islamic Cultural Centre near Ground Zero in New York and hopes that the path of...

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