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...

Burma must free all prisoners of conscience: AI

Burma has released more than 6000 prisoners but only about 200 of those released were political prisoners. The government must free all prisoners of...

Withdraw unjust proposed amendments to Employment Act

More than a hundred civil society groups from across the region have endorsed a statement opposing these amendments, which they feel will undermine the...

“No country can feel safe without respecting rights, democracy”

“Today’s world must respect human rights. No country can feel safe without respecting human rights and democracy” said Dr Mizanur Rahman, Chairperson of the...

Tutup loji Lynas

People's Green Coalition menuntut agar loji LAMP ditutup. Malah gabungan tersebut menyeru seluruh rakyat Malaysia bangun menyokong tuntutan untuk penutupan LAMP. Pendahuluan IAEA (Agensi Tenaga...

131 academics, researchers in solidarity with Prof Abdul Aziz Bari

We, the undersigned Malaysian academics and researchers, as well as colleagues from other countries researching on Malaysia, wish to record our serious concern and...

Refugee swap deal: Extension of injunction welcomed

Suaram welcomes the extension of the Australian High Court’s temporary injunction of the deportation of 16 asylum seekers under the controversial asylum swap deal...

Indonesia: Military documents reveal unlawful spying in Papua

Internal military documents that recently came to light expose the Indonesian military’s surveillance of peaceful activists, politicians, and clergy in the easternmost province of...

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...

Adoption of the outcome of the Universal Periodic Review of Australia

The New York-based Human Rights Watch welcomes the Australian government’s support for the recommendation by Sweden to safeguard the rights of refugees and asylum...

8 hours work, 8 hours recreation, 8 hours rest

The majority of Malaysians work long hours because they cannot earn in eight hours the income they need to put food on the table,...

Human Rights Day message: Penang Suaram

On 10 December, Human Rights Day, Penang Suaram issued a statement calling for the repeal of oppressive laws, the revival of local elections, an...

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