Sawarak natives win legal battle to protect their land

MIRI, 31 March – The Kayan community of Long Teran Kanan, Tinjar, Miri Division finally got the justice they deserve after fighting a legal...

PICC: Penang Forum expresses concern

Penang-based NGOs and concerned individuals are rallying behind the Municipal Council president for her stand in opposing the use of Council funds to finance...

Protect the rights of migrant women

KUALA LUMPUR, 8 March 2010: A hundred years after the world recognised the role of women in society, women are still robbed of their...

I’sia/M’sia: Proposed labour pact lacks key reforms

The Malaysian and Indonesian government should ensure a minimum wage and proper complaint mechanisms for domestic workers, says Human Rights Watch.(New York) - Malaysia...

Make democracy the only game in town

One hundred civil society groups have issued a joint statement on the second anniversary of the watershed 8 March 2008 general election.  Two years...

Penang Forum endorses local elections, wants Local Plan made public

Participants at the forum 'Penang: Has anything changed after two years?' organised by the Penang Forum Working Group, today passed two resolutions.  First, they...

Empowering people towards a new vision for Penang

The Working Group for the Penang Forum is holding a public forum "Penang Forum 2" from 9.00am to 5.00pm at the Caring Society...

Thailand: Migrant workers face extortion, rights abuses

Bangkok, 23 February 2010 – The Thai government should swiftly act to end police abuse and discriminatory laws and policies against migrant workers and...

NGOs concerned over Suhakam selection process

A string of civil society groups has expressed concern over the new selection process of Suhakam commissioners.24 February 2010Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Haji HassanKetua...

Asean NGOs call for justice for workers in Burma

Fifty-six civil society groups from across South-East Asia have endorsed a letter to the Asean Secretary General and Asean governments highlighting the dismal plight...

Burma workers protest at exploitative conditions

The Asian Migrants Centre, the MAP Foundation and the Workers and Farmers Solidarity League of Burma applaud the brave action taken by workers in...

Is Altantuya a forbidden issue?

Malaysia's leading political cartoonist Zunar has condemned the action of the police and officers from the Home Ministry who confiscated his book "1 Funny...