The new English-language weekly, The Heat, has received a show-cause letter and then been suspended indefinitely, according to media reports. This does not augur well for the state of democracy in the country and Najib's purported democratic transformation...
Former senior CIA analyst-turned-peace activist Ray McGovern was forcibly ejected and injured when he stood up and turned his back towards Hillary Clinton in silent protest during her 'Freedom Speech'. http://www.democracynow.org/images/player.swf McGovern was in charge of preparing daily security...
It didn't take long for Indonesia's new reformist president Jokowi to run into controversy. Human rights activists have criticised his decision to appoint the former army chief of staff, Ryamizard Ryacudu, as Indonesia’s new defence minister. Ironically, Jokowi had said...
A US-funded study has found that at least 28 per cent of workers in a sample of 501 workers in the Malaysian electronics industry "were found to be in situations of forced labour". Is this the type of investment...
http://www.youtube.com/v/GtREqAmLsoA&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0 This is slick, very slick - and impressive. This 'informercial', just released in the US, cleverly tugs at heart-strings. I just hope Obama remembers the ordinary people he talked about if he comes to power.  But I am also...
Of all the 200-odd arrests over the last couple of weeks, none is a more glaring instance of injustice than the cruel detention without trial of Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj. As a journalist, I have known Jeyakumar for over...
Reformasi activist Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid, 55, was given a sombre farewell at Masjid Al-Jamiul Badawi in Kepala Batas this afternoon. Halim was involved in a motorbike accident early last night and passed away at the Seberang Jaya Hospital...
While most people are focusing on World Cup football and its pampered celebrity players, the stuff of legends was being played out on a Wimbledon tennis court by two virtual unknowns. The longest tennis match in history provides us with...
The Maryknoll religious order has dispensed from sacred bonds a Catholic priest who supports the ordination of women after the Vatican dismissed him from the order - prompting a rebuke from a former Maryknoll Superior-General. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK8sCSrNKes?rel=0&w=600&h=450] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stgThn6qLDs?rel=0&w=600&h=450] The...
This video clip captures vividly the mood on the streets during the Bersih 2.0 rally on 9 July. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBSiQfLnnd0?rel=0&w=470&h=286] They sing, they chant, they blow bubbles, they wave, as they march forward, carrying the torch of democracy and their hopes for a Clean...

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