Mindraf: Does M’sia need another sectarian political party?

Malaysia does not need another communitarian party that caters to the primary concerns of a particular ethnic or religious community, says Farish A Noor....

Demolition of Kg Buah Pala deferred as villagers resist

 Kampung Buah Pala villagers in Penang stoutly resisted eviction today as they eye-balled a demolition crew sent in by a luxury condominium developer....

Time for Pas to demonstrate its ability to be a national party

This week will witness the 55th General Assembly of Pas. In a sense, the party is at a crucial turning point. The vote swing...

Asean civil society groups finalise migrant labour framework

After two years of intensive consultation, an Asean civil society task force on migrant workers has handed in a detailed civil society framework instrument...

Burma/India: End Abuses in Chin State

India Should Offer Chin Refugees Protection(Bangkok, January 28, 2009) – Burma’s military government should end human rights abuses against the ethnic Chin population...

Nation-building cannot begin from irrational premises

Malaysia will not get anywhere as long as the political parties of the country do not reject, once and for all, race and...

Amend Employment Act to protect all domestic workers

The government must take greater care to protect domestic workers, who make up a vulnerable and often-exploited group of workers.  The manner in which...

Durban Review Conference must not compromise principles

Since its inception eight years ago, very little practical change has been made in the betterment of migrants' lives and they continue to face...

The terrifying voyage of Burma’s boat people

Next month thousands of young Burmese Muslims, persecuted in their own land, will attempt to voyage across the sea to a better life –...

Perak crisis: The longer term

The BN's takeover of Perak without resort to elections would cement the enmity of the very people it should be trying to win back...

Protest at the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi

The Myanmar Ethnic Rohingyas Human Rights Organisation Malaysia (Merhrom) strongly condemns the recent arrest of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi by the military regime....

The PKFZ scandal

 Aljazeera takes a look at one of the biggest scandals in Malaysian history, the Port Klang Free Zone scam, and the cosy link between...

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