Rethink nuclear power

Fellows of the Asian Public Intellectuals programme and Sociologists without Borders have urged the Malaysian government to abandon its plans to build nuclear power...

Australia: Ruling upholds refugees’ rights

The Australian High Court ruled on 31 August 2011, that the Australia-Malaysia Transfer and Resettlement Arrangement is invalid and that any attempt to remove...

The political impact of Bersih 2.0

Admittedly, Bersih 2.0 is largely an urban phenomenon. But this is not to be taken lightly, if urbanites are fast becoming the voting majority....

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...

Civil service as Umno’s fixed deposit or game buster

Will civil servants fall for what appears to be an extra large carrot being dangled in front of them in the form of pay...

No sweeping reforms on Malaysia Day, especially for media, freedom of expression

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is disappointed that Prime Minister Najib Razak’s promise of sweeping democratic reforms in his public address on the...

Domestic workers from Cambodia face abuse

The Cambodian and Malaysian governments’ failure to regulate recruiters and employers leaves Cambodian migrant domestic workers exposed to a wide range of abuses, Human...

Stop nuclear power plan

Civil society organisations from Japan, South Korea, Australia and Malaysia have called on the government of Malaysia to stop its nuclear power development plan....

Police dismantle Penan logging road blockade

Last Saturday, 22 October, at 10.00am, eight Malaysian police officers, two forest department officials and three Interhill staff jointly dismantled the Penan blockade in...

Cambodia: Ensure Montagnards’ asylum rights

Cambodia should provide safe asylum for Montagnards fleeing Vietnam’s Central Highlands even after it closes the United Nations' refugee centre in Phnom Penh for...

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...

Tribunal verdict vs 6 agrochemical TNCs hailed

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) International has hailed the verdict of the Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) against the world’s six largest agrochemical companies. Pesticide Action...

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