Timor-Leste: Missed opportunity to provide justice

Amnesty International and the Judicial System Monitoring Programme (JSMP) expressed their disappointment about the decision of Timor-Leste’s Parliament to postpone debate on two laws...

Arts project showcases children’s collective efforts

The arts, heritage and civil society organisations and community of Kuala Lumpur and Penang today condemned the harassment and politicking around a community arts...

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...

EU-India trade talks: Watchdog body sues EU

Corporate lobby groups exert tremendous influence over the European Union Commission, says lobby watchdog body Corporate Europe Observatory, but this is often kept away...

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...

Three more detained under ISA

Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA (GMI) and Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) express their protest and disappointment over the latest arrests of three individuals for allegedly being...

Myanmar workers’ problems: Stop intimidation of activist blogger

Over 70 civil society groups have issued a joint statement  calling on a Japanese multinational corporation to stop intimidating activist-blogger Charles Hector, who had...

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...

Thailand: Give UN access to Rohingya ‘boat people’

Thailand should immediately allow the United Nations refugee agency unhindered access to 211 detained ethnic Rohingya asylum seekers to determine whether they qualify for...

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...

Sexual prey in the Saudi jungle

Members of the recent Philippines' House mission to Saudi were shocked to speechlessness by the torrent of tales of cruelty, domestic repression and rape...

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...

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