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...

Constituency funds: Judicial review foiled

Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj's attempt to put a judicial spotlight on how RM220m in constituency funds is allocated by the Prime Minister's Department reached an...

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...

Bersih 2.0: Concerned academicians speak out

Sixteen prominent academicians have issued a joint statement in which they propose steps to resolve the ongoing crisis and restore public confidence in the government’s...

New ISA detentions show U-turn on reform promises

The Malaysian government must halt detentions under the draconian Internal Security Act (ISA), Amnesty International said on 17 November, after the authorities said they...

Fulfil promise to repeal abusive laws: HRW

The Malaysian prime minister’s major announcement that the government would abolish the Internal Security Act (ISA) and other repressive laws should be achieved promptly...

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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