Think Centre renews call for Singapore to abolish ISA

Think Centre (TC), one of Singapore's oldest political NGOs, welcomes and applauds the announcement by the Malaysian government to repeal the controversial 51-year-old law...

No sweeping reforms on Malaysia Day, especially for media, freedom of expression

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is disappointed that Prime Minister Najib Razak’s promise of sweeping democratic reforms in his public address on the...

Petition against Japanese export of nuke power technology

Despite the on-going environmental and human disasters brought by the fallout from the Fukushima nuclear reactors meltdown, the Japanese government is hell-bent on continuing...

Cambodia: Officials, police disrupt rights training events

For the second time in less than a month, a human rights training event in Cambodia has been disrupted by men carrying AK-47s, reports...

Probe crimes against humanity in Burma: Asian NGOs

Individuals and civil society groups around Asia have called on their governments to support the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry into crimes against...

Australia: Ruling upholds refugees’ rights

The Australian High Court ruled on 31 August 2011, that the Australia-Malaysia Transfer and Resettlement Arrangement is invalid and that any attempt to remove...

Stop suggesting the Baram Dam has been approved

The feasibility study, including the EIA and Social and Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA), for the Baram Dam have not yet been completed, note half...

Wikileaks: US government well-informed on Taib corruption, abuse of power

A number of newly-released confidential US embassy cables are highlighting Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud’s deep corruption, reports the Bruno Manser Fund. The...

Australian court blocks refugee swap deal with Malaysia

A High Court in Australia has ruled by a 6-1 majority that the refugee swap deal with Malaysia is invalid. The ruling comes a...

Human rights violations against Bersih

On 4 July 2011, Forum-Asia, Human Rights Watch (HRW), Amnesty International, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) sent...

Arbitrary arrests, false charges against PSM activists

Over five dozen civil society groups endorsed a memorandum addressed to the Chief Police Officer in Penang to protest against the ludicrous allegations levelled...

Libel suits undermine the legitimate work of rights defenders

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights is concerned that human rights lawyer Charles Hector was left with little choice other than accepting...

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