Wikileaks: US government well-informed on Taib corruption, abuse of power

A number of newly-released confidential US embassy cables are highlighting Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud’s deep corruption, reports the Bruno Manser Fund. The...

Employers must pay all medical costs of workers

Employers must pay all medical costs of workers especially for work-related accident or occupational diseases, insist 58 local and regional civil society groups. We,...

Signing of new Malaysia-Indonesia MOU: An Asean PR exercise?

As nations move forward to develop sustainability, Malaysia and Indonesia slide backwards and continue to sustain a form of modern-day slavery, writes Tenaganita. The...

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...

Air Asia should use KLIA2 airport aerobridges: Disabled groups

NGOs advocating the rights of the disabled are urging Air Asia to use the airport aerobridges that KLIA2 will provide for easier access to...

End Myanmar military rule; bring back genuine ‘Union Day’

Members of Chin Democracy and Human Rights Network and other activists have called for an end to military rule in Burma and for the...

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...

Malaysian Bar unanimously supports rights defender sued by Asahi Kosei

The Malaysian Bar has come out strongly in support of Charles Hector, who is facing a legal suit by a Japanese company after he...

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...

End use of Internal Security Act

The Malaysian government’s detention of 13 people under the Internal Security Act (ISA) contradicts Prime Minister Najib Razak’s pledge in September 2011 to repeal...

Free 30 peaceful political activists

The Malaysian authorities should order the immediate release of 30 members of the opposition Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) who were pulled off their...

Stop deportation of asylum seekers; treat them with dignity

The Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organisation Malaysia (Merhrom) is deeply concerned over the Australian government's plan to deport 800 asylum seekers to Malaysia....

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