Govt reveals nearly 30000 foreigners caned

Malaysia should immediately halt the judicial caning of refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said on 11 March after the government disclosed that almost 30000...

An open letter to Sarawak Christians

A group calling itself 'Sidang Injil Baru (Renewal Evangelical Mission of Sarawak)' has issued an open letter to Christians in the state urging them...

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...

S’gor FOI Enactment a breakthrough amid culture of secrecy

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) Malaysia welcomes the Freedom of Information (FOI) Enactment (Selangor) 2010 that was passed by the State Legislative Assembly...

Take up UN Working Group recommendations

Human Rights Watch commends the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) for its incisive critique of conditions in Malaysia and urges Malaysia...

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...

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...

Defend rights defenders; safeguard migrant workers

The president of the Malaysian Bar, Ragunath Kesavan, has come out in defence of human rights lawyer Charles Hector, who is facing a RM10...

“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...

Thailand: Probe departure of Rohingya ‘boat people’

The Thai government should investigate reports that authorities forcibly pushed back to sea 91 ethnic Rohingyas seeking asylum, Human Rights Watch said, as a...

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...

NGOs: Make TPP negotiations transparent

Eight civil society groups have written to International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed expressing concern about the lack of transparency and accountability in...

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