EU must stop dumping dangerous e-waste in developing countries

Greener design of products and stronger shipment rules are key to curbing environmental damage and human rights abuses, say four international NGOs. Brussels -...

Court rules in favour of Ibans in another landmark NCR case

The Kuching High Court has ruled in favour of Ibans from a village in Samarahan, Sarawak in another landmark native customary rights case, reports...

Jeyakumar: Kementerian Kesihatan mesti bertanggung-jawab

Berikut ialah intervensi Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj dalam perbahasan Bajet Kementerian Kesihatan pada 16 November 2011. Terima kasih Dato Speaker kerana memberi saya peluang...

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...

People must reclaim the media; make their voices heard

Help the mainstream media restore the dignity and respect they once commanded, urges the Centre for Independent Journalism. World Press Freedom Day, which falls...

Kumar’s motion to cut special constituency allocations rejected

Member of Parliament Jeyakumar Devaraj recently filed a motion in Parliament to cut special constituency allocations by RM400m. I filed the documents to cut...

Journalist stabbed in Indonesia

In the early hours of 3 March, journalist Banjir Ambarita was stabbed in the Indonesian province of Papua, reports Amnesty International. He is...

Malaysia deal is people-trafficking: Rally organisers

The proposed refugee swap with Malaysia should be abandoned immediately, said the organisers of a protest to mark World Refugee Day on 19 June...

PJS 1 low-cost house buyers: Enemies of PR state government?

It is a worrying trend to assume that no protests or pickets should be held against the PR government as the PR is supposed...

Thailand must protect refugee rights

Three international NGOs have expressed grave concern over the actions of Thai security personnel who forced at least 166 refugees back to Burma on...

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...

Asian NGOs condemn defamation suit on activist

More than two dozen Asian civil society groups have condemned the conviction of Sam Chankea, a Cambodian human rights defender, for the exercise of...

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