Stop land grabbing now

People everywhere should say NO to the principles of “responsible” agro-enterprise investment promoted by the World Bank, say four prominent international groups, in a...

Call for global protection for child domestic workers

In June 2010, International Labour Organisation (ILO) members will begin formal discussions on a possible new global instrument to ensure decent work for domestic...

Malaysia: Earn seat on UN Human Rights Council

The Malaysian government should act swiftly on commitments to improve rights to justify its candidacy for the United Nations Human Rights Council, said the...

Thai crisis: Groups appeal for non-violent resolution

A string of Thai civil society groups are appealing to both sides of the political crisis in Thailand to work towards a non-violent resolution...

IRRI under siege

Farmers from across Asia have protested against the  International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) based in the Philippines for its programmes which have wreaked havoc...

Stop! Who is destroying the Penang Botanic Garden?

The Working Group of the Penang Forum expresses alarm over the building of concrete structures and the destruction of the natural beauty at the...

Overdevelopment along the north coast of Penang Island

Tan Seng Hai reports on a forum in Penang organised by residents groups who are concerned that over-development will turn Tanjung Bunga into a...

Lagi kematian disebabkan ditembak polis

Suaram mengutuk keras tindakan Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) yang giat menembak mati tidak kira warga Malaysia ataupun warga asing dengan lebih kerap. Terkini...

Public concern over Tg Bunga development plans

The Tanjong Bunga Residents’ Association (TBRA), the Batu Ferringhi Residents' Association (BFRA) and 140 forum participants have expressed concern over environmentally sensitive development...

Bantahan dasar pemberimilikan tanah Orang Asli

Groups defending Orang Asli land rights have submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister explaining why they are strongly against the proposed official policy...

David vs Goliath – MPPP and Boustead

The Penang Forum, a coalition of public interest groups and individuals, notes with dismay that Boustead is claiming compensation from the MPPP for consequential...

Gangsters running the show in logging conflict with the natives

ULU BALINGIAN, 5 April – Gangsters seems to be running the show in the current native customary land dispute between a logging company, Bitani...

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