Natalie Lowrey’s prolonged detention unjustified, an abuse of power

Sydney-based Friends of the Earth activist Natalie Lowrey of New Zealand was released from a Malaysian jail on 27 June, five days after she...

Penang landslide: Set up commission of inquiry; review Pan Island Link project

The Penang division of the Malaysian Trades Union Congress extends its heartfelt condolences to the families of Friday’s landslide at the construction site of...

Malaysian Bar congratulates new Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat

The Malaysian Bar conveys our heartiest congratulations to Yang Amat Arif Dato’ Tengku Maimun binti Tuan Mat on her appointment as the...

Parliamentary session limited to its mere opening is wrong

Hakam notes with concern the prime minister’s decision to convene a mere one-day sitting on 18 May 2020. We also understand that there will not...

Reinstate moratorium, stop persecution of human rights defenders

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ), Malaysia calls for the urgent reinstatement of the moratorium on the Sedition Act, its immediate...

A miscarriage of justice arising out of police failings

We, the 74 undersigned groups and organisations, are appalled by the recent ‘secret’ execution of Teerasak Longji by Thailand, the first execution since 24...

Extrajudicial killings need speedy independent investigations

Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture (Madpet) is disappointed with the lack of response by the new Pakatan Harapan government, in particular Home Minister...

Gunasegaran’s death: Outrage at open verdict

The death of R Gunasegaran at the Sentul Police Station is neither an isolated incident nor the case of a few rotten apples, says...

Nigerian student’s death: Hakam condemns 14-day detention, calls for inquiry into cause of death

Hakam strongly condemns the Immigration Department’s decision to detain PhD student and legal migrant Thomas Orhions Ewansiha for a maximum 14 days...

WHRDIC: Women rights defenders targeted for legitimate rights advocacy

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) is dismayed at the increasing malicious attacks and threats against women human rights defenders in the...

Unfair share, uncertain futures

As the world finalises an International Regime on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS), can national biodiversity authorities ensure that commercial entities share...

Nuclear energy is not a viable option

A nuclear power plant could be potentially catastrophic, nation-crippling, and a radioactive time bomb for future generations, says Ronald McCoy. A speech last week by...

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