19 arrested for peacefully protesting against development project

The 19 arrests confirms fears recently expressed by UN member States, says the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. The arrest of...

Myanmar activist facing long prison sentence

Human rights defender Kyaw Hla Aung remains arbitrarily detained in Myanmar over three months after he was arrested in connection with his peaceful activities....

Appeals Court judgment unacceptable and comical: Zunar

Zunar views the latest court judgment as part of the government’s machinations to stop him from drawing cartoons to expose its corruption and wrongdoing....

More attention and action needed on human rights

If Malaysia wants to be taken seriously internationally, it must do more to protect human rights in its own backyard, say Comango, JOAS and...

Where’s the UN pressure on Malaysia over rights?

Real people are getting badly hurt, while Malaysia keeps promising and procrastinating on real human rights protection, says Mickey Spiegel. A sense of urgency...

Malaysia’s backsliding on rights in UN spotlight

Human Rights Watch notes that a turn for the worse can be seen in the repressive laws introduced and the actions taken against rights...

Drop charges for film screening

The Malaysian authorities should immediately drop charges against a rights activist accused of showing a film about Sri Lanka’s civil war without Censorship Board...

MTUC ticks off employers, says probation period would shortchange foreign workers

Contracts of foreign workers do not stipulate a probation period as workers have already been interviewed on their capability to fulfil their job requirements,...

Rakyat mahu rumah, bukan Menara Warisan!

Seramai 44 badan bukan kerajaaan mahu kerajaan menggariskan suatu polisi perumahan Rakyat yang berfaedah dan mengutamakan isu ini dari membelanjakan untuk projek mega. Deklarasi...

Reject police ‘shoot first’ policy

The Home Minister should be removed for disregarding the right to life and making racial claims, says Human Rights Watch. The Malaysian government should...

Police uncover weapons stash with oil palm company

The Bruno Manser Fund welcomes the police action and supports the demand that timber and oil palm plantations found to be hiring thugs should...

TPP pact a ‘Bill of Rights’ for large corporate interests

Malaysians must be told the details of the terms that the US is pressurising our government to agree to under the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement,...

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