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...

NGOs: Make TPP negotiations transparent

Eight civil society groups have written to International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed expressing concern about the lack of transparency and accountability in...

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...

Bill of rights needed for foreign domestic workers

Caram Asia is recommending a comprehensive bill of rights for domestic workers at the international level that can be modelled at the national levels....

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...

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...

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....

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