Asean inter-governmental rights commission a farce

The organisers of an Asean People's Forum have expressed deep disappointment that nearly all civil society representative selected for a meeting with Asean...

University of Malaya academics demand retraction of gag ‘reminder’

This "reminder" is an affront to academic freedom and prevents academics from doing their jobs, says Azmi Sharom. The University of Malaya Integrity Unit...

SAM seru Kelantan batal perjanjian ‘carbon-offset’

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) memandang berat niat kerajaan negeri Kelantan untuk mengambil bahagian dalam perdagangan kredit karbon dengan sebuah syarikat dagangan karbon yang melibatkan...

Lahad Datu stand-off: Engage in dialogue now with stakeholders to resolve crisis peacefully

Malaysian and Philippine civil society groups issued a joint statement last month calling for immediate dialogue to resolve the conflict in Sabah. We, the...

Signing of new Malaysia-Indonesia MOU: An Asean PR exercise?

As nations move forward to develop sustainability, Malaysia and Indonesia slide backwards and continue to sustain a form of modern-day slavery, writes Tenaganita. The...

Solidarity-with-Zunar protest in Washington

Zunar reports on a protest in support of cartoonists' rights outside the Malaysian Embassy in Washington DC yesterday. I took part in a "Free...

Shad Saleem Faruqi under investigation: SIS stands behind academic freedom

Sisters in Islam stands in full support of the constitutional expert and renowned academic, Professor Shad Saleem Faruqi and demands the investigation against him...

Burma must end its policy of segregation in Rakhine state

The Myanmar government’s policy of segregating Muslim and Buddhist communities in Rakhine State is compounding a humanitarian crisis there, said the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus BANGKOK...

Migrant workers’ excessive working hours jeopardise their health

Our nation ought to move away from a minimum wage model to that of a living wage, says K Veeriah.

SIS: Dress codes a form of discrimination, abuse of power

Sisters in Islam (SIS) expresses growing concern at the recent events regarding unwarranted dress code enforcement. After the incident at the Road and Transport...

Penang elevated light rail, reclamation projects: Who is the manipulator?

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is unable to comprehend the statement by Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow that there were...

More groups call for sustainable development in Penang

A newly formed loose network of citizens groups, Penang Citizens’ Awareness Chant, is calling for proper planning and sustainable development to be upheld in...

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