Green Voters 2.0 movement launched

A broad-ranging environmental movement calling itself Green Voters 2.0 was launched on 1 October to call on elected reps to declare their stand on...

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...

Campaign to oppose cessation of Rwandan refugee protection

The Fahamu Refugee Programme has mounted a campaign to oppose States and UNHCR withdrawing the protection of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status...

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...

Flip-flopping education policy

How many of our ministers and senior bureaucrats in the Ministry of Education actually send their children to national schools and local universities? If...

Think Centre renews call for Singapore to abolish ISA

Think Centre (TC), one of Singapore's oldest political NGOs, welcomes and applauds the announcement by the Malaysian government to repeal the controversial 51-year-old law...

No sweeping reforms on Malaysia Day, especially for media, freedom of expression

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is disappointed that Prime Minister Najib Razak’s promise of sweeping democratic reforms in his public address on the...

Petition against Japanese export of nuke power technology

Despite the on-going environmental and human disasters brought by the fallout from the Fukushima nuclear reactors meltdown, the Japanese government is hell-bent on continuing...

Cambodia: Officials, police disrupt rights training events

For the second time in less than a month, a human rights training event in Cambodia has been disrupted by men carrying AK-47s, reports...

Probe crimes against humanity in Burma: Asian NGOs

Individuals and civil society groups around Asia have called on their governments to support the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry into crimes against...

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...

Stop suggesting the Baram Dam has been approved

The feasibility study, including the EIA and Social and Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA), for the Baram Dam have not yet been completed, note half...

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