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...

G20: Threat to people’s economic, political rights

The G20 and its global economic agenda are an affront and a threat to people’s rights and welfare, says the People's Action on the...

Burma’s junta-run election unfair

Burma's recent election was not fair for the parties involved as equal opportunities and rights were dishonoured especially for ethnic minorities, says the Coalition...

Burma army build-up, rape in Shan

The Shan Women's Action Network (Swan) strongly denounces the Burma Army's build-up around the Shan ceasefire area in Ke See township, central Shan State,...

Rescind S’wak ban on Suhakam commissioner

The Malaysian Bar calls on the Sarawak state government to immediately rescind the ban from entering the state currently imposed upon a Suhakam commissioner,...

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...

Singapore sentences UK author to jail

Singapore dealt a sharp blow to freedom of expression by sentencing 76-year-old British author Alan Shadrake to jail for publishing a book which criticises...

Kala Cola

The latest Diwali special advertisement by Coca-Cola in India uses ancient Warli tribal art for commercial objectives, reports Shalini Bhutani. India’s most popular festival...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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