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...

Australian court blocks refugee swap deal with Malaysia

A High Court in Australia has ruled by a 6-1 majority that the refugee swap deal with Malaysia is invalid. The ruling comes a...

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...

Arbitrary arrests, false charges against PSM activists

Over five dozen civil society groups endorsed a memorandum addressed to the Chief Police Officer in Penang to protest against the ludicrous allegations levelled...

Libel suits undermine the legitimate work of rights defenders

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights is concerned that human rights lawyer Charles Hector was left with little choice other than accepting...

Strengthening English by improving the teaching of English

LLG Cultural Development Centre views with grave concern the recent statement made by the Deputy Prime Minister, who is also the Minister of Education,...

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...

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...

Global week of action in support of Charles Hector (updated)

Civil society groups around the world have been in touch with Japanese embassies in their respective countries to express concern about a defamation lawsuit...

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...

Australia, Malaysia: Refugee swap fails protection standards

Australia and Malaysia’s agreement to swap 800 asylum seekers who arrive in Australia for 4000 refugees living in Malaysia fails to meet minimal standards...

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...

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