UN agency urges Malaysia to investigate disappearance cases

The United Nations Human Rights Office for South East Asia expresses serious concern regarding the recent disappearances of community workers Amri Che Mat and...

Book banning, thought control and academic meddling: Civil society responds

We, the undersigned civil society organisations and individuals, register our gravest concern and strongest objection to a series of crackdowns on intellectuals from 25...

NGOs launch initiative to seek return of frozen money-laundered funds

C4 Center and Bersih 2.0 are leading the charge to ensure that asset recovery — a technical term,  that means “any effort by governments...

Protect cultural freedoms in Malaysia; reject fundamentalist ideology, urges UN special rapporteur

Concrete action would demonstrate the government's commitment to cultural diversity and pluralism and its unequivocal rejection of fundamentalist ideology, says Karima Bennoune. Rising tides...

Malaysia pivots towards RCEP, away from TPPA

The Malaysian government is moving towards the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in place of the stalled Trans-Pacific Partnership - but has it carried out...

Log jams in Balui: Who is responsible?

MIRI – Yet another log jam is happening in Sarawak, proving the laissez-faire attitude of those responsible, reports Save Rivers. The rivers in Sarawak...

Malaysia urged to cease arrests, investigations of critics on social media

Article 19 is concerned about the arrest and remand of two unnamed social media users and the ongoing police search for a further two...

Housing can’t be reduced to a financial asset for the wealthy, says UN expert

A United Nations expert has issued a strong rebuke to the dominance of financial markets in the global housing sector. In her latest report...

IPU concerned about ongoing efforts to silence MPs

The Inter-Parliamentary Union has again expressed concern about continued human rights violations against MPs worldwide and the lack of respect for their parliamentary immunity. During...

Malaysia must reverse its crackdown on free expression

Article 19 and Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) consider that Malaysia’s record on human rights makes it a wholly unsuitable candidate for United Nations Human...

Prosecution of Lena Hendry violates right to free expression

A Malaysian court’s conviction of rights activist Lena Hendry for her role in showing a documentary film violates her right to freedom of expression,...

Probe grave allegations by Justice Department without delay, urges Bar

The Malaysian Bar is deeply concerned about the serious allegations set out in the civil suit filed by the United States Department of Justice...

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