Abuse of Sri Lankan asylum seekers and refugees

Human rights group Suaram has made a shocking claim that four Sri Lankan embassy officials were at the Pekan Nanas Immigration Detention Centre (IDC),...

Kg Buah Pala: Koperasi and Nusmetro must be more accommodating and reasonable

Aliran is glad that there is some kind of offer and an attempt to reach a compromise with the beleaguered residents of Kampung Buah...

Malaysia: Refusing to resolve migrant woes

The 7-8 December 2009 ACMW Drafting Committee Meeting on a Framework Instrument on the Protection and Promotion of Migrant Workers’ Rights in Kuala Lumpur...

Treatment of Rohingya and Bangladeshi ‘boat people’ in Asia

A string of civil society groups from across the region have expressed grave concern about the treatment of over a thousand Rohingyas from Burma...

Let nine-judge Federal Court panel hear Nizar’s objection

The request by the undemocratically ousted Perak menteri besar, Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, for a nine-man Federal Court bench to hear his objection...

Testimony by ex-ISA detainee Tan Hoon Cheng

 Tan Hoon Cheng, a reporter from Sin Chew, was detained on 13 September 2008 under the Internal Security Act for 18 hours. This...

Lifting of the ban and the release of 13 ISA detainees

Dato Seri Najib’s lifting of the ban imposed on two opposition publications on 23 March 2009 and the release of 13 ISA deatinees reminded...

Call off auction: Don’t squander taxpayers’ money

Like all thinking Malaysians, Aliran is very upset that Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, the Umno Mentri Besar of Perak, is showing scant...

No more comedy of errors, please!

Judicial Commissioner Ridwan Ibrahim did the right thing in withdrawing himself from hearing the two cases against Perak Speaker V Sivakumar. It is the...

Nizar elected, BN rejected; fresh Perak elections needed

The Barisan Nasional has suffered four deadly blows in a row. Umno has...

Violation of respect and compassion in Shah Alam

It is appalling and sad that the followers of Islam, which genuinely preaches peace, compassion, justice and respect for all human beings, resorted to...

Solution lies in the dissolution of the Perak Assembly

There must have been a valid reason for stating that the law is an ass. Now we understand why it is so. The open-handed...

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