NUJ regrets deferral of Ha’ta’s domestic inquiry

The National Union of Journalists is disappointed that the Utusan Malaysia's domestic inquiry (DI) for NUJ president Ha'ta Wahari scheduled for a day (17...

Domestic workers celebrate adoption of new ILO Convention

Burmese domestic workers are celebrating in Chiang Mai on hearing that on 16 June 2011, the International Labour Organisation adopted Convention 189: Decent Work...

“No country can feel safe without respecting rights, democracy”

“Today’s world must respect human rights. No country can feel safe without respecting human rights and democracy” said Dr Mizanur Rahman, Chairperson of the...

Thousands protest against rare earth refinery

A large crowd gathered at a Kuantan beach on Mothers' Day to protest at plans for a rare earth processing plant near the city....

Petition: Review history syllabus in Malaysia

The Centre for Policy Initiatives is urging the public to sign an important petition by a courageous parent calling on the authorities to act...

UNHCR avoiding its responsibility to refugees

The UNHCR is completely misguided in offering any support whatsoever for the Malaysia refugee swap, according to Australian and Malaysian refugee advocates. Richard Towle,...

Burma must free all prisoners of conscience: AI

Burma has released more than 6000 prisoners but only about 200 of those released were political prisoners. The government must free all prisoners of...

NO to the LAMP project

The People's Green Coalition submitted a memorandum to the IAEA panel investigation on the "public nuisance" of the LAMP project in Gebeng Industrial Estate,...

Singapore forces political website to register

In a concerning move against political commentary in advance of upcoming general elections, the government of Singapore has ordered a journalistic website to register...

Australian court blocks refugee swap deal with Malaysia

A High Court in Australia has ruled by a 6-1 majority that the refugee swap deal with Malaysia is invalid. The ruling comes a...

Action to improve rights falls far short

Strict controls are maintained on freedom of expression, assembly and association in Malaysia, observes Human Rights Watch in its annual review. Repressive practices by...

Advancing human rights in Singapore

The Singapore Unity Project (SUP), comprising active civil society organisations and individuals, commemorated International Human Rights Day at Speakers’ Corner on 10 December 2011....

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