Introducing the Earth Charter to Malaysia

Kuantan-based civil society groups are spear-heading an initiative to introduce the Earth Charter to Malaysia with the aim of encouraging a more sustainable and...

Human rights violations against Bersih

On 4 July 2011, Forum-Asia, Human Rights Watch (HRW), Amnesty International, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) sent...

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 -...

Murum Dam: Halt all survey work, demand Penan villagers

The Pelieran Murum Penan Action Committee (Pemupa) is demanding that survey work on native land at the proposed Murum Dam site be halted until...

Child rights: Engage Asean NGOs, children

As the Asean Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) met in Jakarta last month, the Child...

Probe Taib Mahmud’s disproportionate wealth

Comango, a coalition of Malaysian NGOs has urged the government to set up a royal commission of inquiry to probe the Sarawak Chief Minister...

Cambodian government’s arbitrary suspension of NGO condemned

Some 40 civil society groups have come out to protest the suspension of a Cambodian NGO that works to analyse the impact of development...

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...

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...

More groups call for sustainable development in Penang

A newly formed loose network of citizens groups, Penang Citizens’ Awareness Chant, is calling for proper planning and sustainable development to be upheld in...

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...

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...

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