UN passes resolution on the protection of human rights defenders

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (a joint FIDH-OMCT programme) commends the passing of a United Nations General Assembly resolution on...

Of idolatry and sensitivities

Those Muslims who are easily disturbed by the presence of idols and statues should instead train their sights on certain Muslims who excessively idolise...

Supplementary stimulus package: Good, but we need a ‘New Deal’!

We need government intervention in the economy in the form of job creation – preferably on projects for the public good, Jeyakumar Devaraj says. 

Civil society group wants RCI into Sarawak exposé

KUALA LUMPUR, 20 March — A group of civil society organisations is asking for a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) following the covert video...

Withdraw absurd charges against Aung San Suu Kyi

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Release immediately and unconditionally all political prisoners in Burma We, the undersigned NGOs, are shocked that Aung San Suu Kyi has now been absurdly...

Chinese photographer helps save a river

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Huo Daishan, a newspaper photographer, did not want to give up on the river he loved. So he embarked on a crusade to save...

Rise of extremism and death of reason

The terror created by extremism is man-made, fabricated and by all means unnatural and therefore can be brought down, asserts Syerleena Abdul Rashid. The...

The danger of fascist propaganda, hate speech

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This video was distributed in the 1940s in the US as a public service tool. It shows a speaker spreading fascist hateful...

Apocalypse right now

Perched quietly on a snow-laden rock, Mustafa K Anuar recalls what had happened to our beloved country in the last few months prior to...

A doctor’s plea: National Security Council, get your act together

Consult the professionals at the Ministry of Health before making any rash decisions, urges Jeyakumar Devaraj.

1MDB case: Swiss attorney general opens criminal proceedings against Falcon Bank

The office of the attorney general of Switzerland (OAG) has opened criminal proceedings against the Falcon Private Bank Ltd. The decision to open proceedings...

The oil is running out, so…

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Why is the BN-led government allocating billions of ringgit for the construction of petroleum-based infrastructure under the East Coast Economic Corridor (ECER)? Our special...

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