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Link environment to human rights

We should include environmental conservation advocacy in human rights advocacy as this goes to the very core of the overriding right to life for...

Penang’s Speakers’ Square: A step forward

The favourable public reaction to Penang's Speakers' Square is to be expected as it contrasts with the constant moves by the federal government...

Anwar trial will not derail struggle for justice, democracy

Whatever happens to Anwar, Malaysians will continue to demand greater democracy, accountability and socio-economic justice to ensure that the momentum towards change is not...

India’s soft diplomacy in Asean: Re-building a bridge that was never broken?

The Indian PM’s visit to Malaysia was hardly a case of a foreign premier visiting a foreign land; it was more akin to a...

Tak mahu!

As long as key ingredients are missing, the 1Malaysia concept will remain a farcical gimmick, says Tota. Ever since Najib announced the 1Malaysia concept,...

Proposed Orang Asli land policy: Planned poverty?

Ketuanan Rakyat observes that the government's proposed Orang Asli land policy is a recipe for planned poverty.  Re this piece below (by Yogeswaran),...

Back-side story

A couple of Penang state assembly members seem inclined to focus on matters behind them rather than the issues in front of them, observes...

Orang Asli protest memo: Demands and relevance

Orang Asli protest over proposed land policy - Photo by Komas Some 2,500 Orang Asli gathered in Putrajaya on 17 March 2010 to...

Abdullah Tee, Ibrahim Ali can learn from La Trobe

Abdullah Tee and Ibrahim Ali can learn a thing or two about the celebration of diversity from La Trobe's decision to open special prayer...

Birth certificates and fathers’ details

There would seem to be a difference between what the law states about children born out of wedlock and what is carried out...

Rajang River logjam: No more ‘tai’ with Taib

Some might see the Rajang River logjam disaster as a sign of a withdrawal of the mandate of heaven - a sign of...

10 reasons why Orang Asli lands should be protected

Never assume that Orang Asli are not deserving of their customary lands, says Yogeswaran Subramaniam. Law, human rights, justice and morality demand that we...

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