Make Malaysia torture-free: Ratify Convention on Torture; Set up IPCMC

It is indeed shocking that that over the years, the number of deaths in police custody has been increasing, and not decreasing, observes Charles...

“You are not qualified to interpret my religious text”: How to respond to attempts...

For the sake of keeping religious texts and scriptures alive and relevant to the needs of our times, alternative readings are required time and...

World Refugee Day: Real people, real needs

In the current difficult situation, Merhrom urges source, host and receiving countries of refugees to push aside greediness and selfishness for the sake of...

Release 16 detained Burmese refugees: Suaram

Last night, 16 refugees were arrested during a special celebration of Burma’s democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s 64 birthday celebration at Taman Jaya,...

Burma’s junta: An interpretation of barbaric military rulers

Yesterday was Aung San Suu Kyi’s 64th birthday but this occasion was not celebrated by her or the people of Burma. All the people...

Happy birthday, Aung San Suu Kyi!

To mark Aung San Suu Kyi’s 64th birthday today, a string of Malaysian civil society groups has issued a demand for the immediate 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...

“You are not qualified to talk about my religion”: How to respond to attempts...

Dealing with the standard admonition “You do not have the right to speak about my religion” therefore entails having the courage and consistency to...

Protect rights of Burma migrant workers in Thailand and Malaysia

Migrant workers from Burma are concerned that the Thailand and Malaysia governments’ response to the situation of workers affected by the economic crisis has...

“You are not qualified to talk about Islam”: How to respond to attempts to...

Rather than silencing the voices of Muslim women who are trying to understand and make relevant Islam for the age we live in, the...

Lesson in Pas history: M’sian public doesn’t like extremists

A quick re-visit of Pas' history from the 1980s to the present will show that the Malaysian public has never had much appetite for...

Demonisation, politics of banning: Pas should look at own history

During the first half of the 2000s, Pas was linked – falsely and without any evidence – to radical militant groups in an attempt...

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