Overseas Malaysians demand right to vote

A group of Malaysians has kicked off a campaign demanding that voting rights be extended to all citizens living and working outside Malaysians. A...

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...

Another Orang Asli church to be demolished

Christians in the Temiar village of Pos Pasik, about 70km northeast of Gua Musang in Kelantan, have been told by the Department of Orang...

Sabah coal-fired plant draws more protest

Frustrated after running into official stonewalling, Cynthia Clare Ong writes an open letter to Najib expressing her concern about the environmental impact of a...

Malaysia – a promise of fraternity through freedom

To mark Malaysia Day on 16 September, civil society groups have come up with a joint statement urging Malaysians to reclaim their independence. Civil...

HRW: Malaysia has ‘excellent’ human trafficking system

The face that Malaysia projects to the international community on human rights is very different from what it projects to Malaysians, observes Phil Robertson...

Tolak ekstremis perkauman

Pusat Pembangunan Kebudayaan LLG berasa khuatir terhadap kenyataan dan tindakan perkauman secara berleluasa baru-baru ini, lebih memeranjatkan ialah sehingga kini Perdana Menteri dan Timbalan...

Rail link to eastern Shan spells war escalation

Shan rights groups in Burma launched a campaign against the new Mong Nai-Kengtung railway on 17 August, denouncing it as an expansion of the...

The circus around the Minimum Wage Act

Parti Sosialis Malaysia and Jerit are not amused by the continuous flip-flop and gymnastics surrounding the Minimum Wage Act and the proposed amendments to...

S’pore: Legal charges threat to freedom of expression

Singapore officials should cease using criminal defamation and contempt laws to silence government critics, Human Rights Watch said on 29 July. The arrest of Alan...

Mosque near Ground Zero!

Ram Puniyani dissects the disinformation surrounding the controversial proposed Islamic Cultural Centre near Ground Zero in New York and hopes that the path of...

UK-based lawyers group writes open letter to Anifah

The Solicitors' International Human Rights Group (SIHRG) in the UK has sent an open letter to Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman. This follows...

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