The Graves Of Wang Kelian And Anna Jenkins

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.

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The Sulu Arbitration Scam

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?

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Free Walden Bello Now!

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) condemns the political-motivated arrest of Walden Bello by the Philippine authority.

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Fiery Puteri chief bodes Well for UMNOs "new faces"

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.

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When Farmers And Fisherfolk Have To March To Parliament, Leaders Have Failed

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--When food producers, including farmers and fisherfolk, have to march to the gates of Parliament to plead to the government to halt actions that jeopardise food production, it clearly signals that our leaders and the relevant ministries have failed in their vocation.
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CAP: Do Not Fall Prey To Tobacco Industry Antics To Subvert The Tobacco Control Bill

This is a significant step in implementing Malaysia’s obligations under the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the first treaty negotiated under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO) that was adopted in 2003. Malaysia was part of that historic process and on 16 September 2005, the Government ratified the FCTC, so the 2022 Bill is in fact long overdue. 
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Malaysian Authorities Using Spyware To monitor Citizens

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.

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Empowering Community Enablers To Serve The Marginalised Better

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.

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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.

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Baling Floods: Stop Blaming Nature And Take Responsibility

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.

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Earlier Warnings about Eco Impact of Musang King Project Ignored

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.

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The Future Of The Philippines

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.

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Malaysia Can Ill-Afford To Be A Sitting Duck Of The Western Anti-Palm Oil Campaign

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.

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When Orang Asli Cultural Traditions Are Reduced To Mere Artefacts

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.

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