KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--When it was reported that Pembinaan PFI Sdn Bhd had racked up debts close to RM50bn in 2018, this issue had the makings of a major scandal.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Many graves were found in Wang Kelian. In the jungles, on the hills. The graves held bodies of trafficked persons, faces pointed towards Mecca. One burial is known to have been conducted by an Ustaz (religious teacher) who was also a trafficking agent.
BANGKOK, Thailand--Can you imagine what would be the consequences if a rogue freelance lawyer misused the good offices of the Malaysian courts and awarded USD 15 billion against Spain or France in an arbitration hearing, without either country participating?
KUALA LUMPUR , Malaysia--Anyone who has witnessed a speech delivered by Zahida Zarik Khan will have to agree that this woman has potential as a leader and as someone who is unquestionably one of the “new blood and new face” that UMNO needs.
BANGKOK, Thailand--With the recent revelations that the Thai government has been using surveillance software to track and monitor its citizens in the name of national security, Malaysia should not escape scrutiny. In Thailand, the Israeli designed Pegasus spyware is being utilized against student protestors and other activists opposed to the military backed Prayuth Chan-o-cha government.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--February 2022, and the post-pandemic impacts were continuing to be felt across the board. In a brightly painted children’s library above a row of shops on Chow Kit Road, a group of community engagement workers briefly exchanged stories about their current challenges and how Covid had increased the vulnerability of the people they support.
Fifty-Three CSOs Demand That The Degazettement Of The Bukit Cherakah Forest Reserve Be Revoked Immediately
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Fifty-three civil society organisations (CSOs) have come together to issue a statement initiated by B•E•A•CC•H•, the environmental cluster of the CSO Platform for Reform in Malaysia to urge the Selangor Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari to immediately revoke the degazettement of the Bukit Cherakah Forest Reserve based on a decision made over 22 years ago by the then Barisan Nasional government.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) calls on the Kedah government to take responsibility for the Baling floods and the devastation that resulted in the deaths of three persons and the loss of homes for hundreds of others.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Recently the Johor ruler, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, said street protests are not the solution to rising living costs in Malaysia.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Many earlier warnings about the environmental damage from replacing natural hill forests with musang king durian plantations around Baling had long been ignored, said B.E.A.CC.H, the environmental cluster of the CSO Platform for Reform in Malaysia.
SACRAMENTO, U.S.--By some measures, the Philippines needs a revolution, to throw off the old elites, end monopolies, open up to foreign competition, prioritize education, eliminate large-scale smuggling, and enforce taxes. The weakness of a divided left plus the economic growth, however unequal, in the pre-pandemic years kept popular discontent well- contained with some progress in poverty reduction and income transfers to the poor.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Suaram expresses its concern and disappointment over the recent appointment of the Suhakam chairperson and commissioners.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--As the world’s two top palm oil producers, Malaysia and Indonesia, have for the past two decades or so been subject to numerous anti-palm oil campaigns by western countries and the developed world, which eventually affected the marketability of palm oil and its related products in these markets.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Every year on June 22, Russia celebrates the Day of Remembrance and Sorrow – the memorable date of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
KUALA LUMUR, Malaysia--In what seemed like an attempt to appease angry and horrified Orang Asli communities who opposed a planned construction of the Nenggeri hydroelectric dam in Gua Musang, Kelantan, Tenaga Nasional general manager for Kelantan and Terengganu Mustaphakamal Yaakob reportedly stated that the electric utility company would build a mini gallery in which salvaged indigenous cultural artefacts from the affected areas would be collected and displayed for public viewing.