A 'Bersihkan Malaysia' group participated in a rally on Friday in Perth in conjunction with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the Western Australian city. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-zaZuz4kgo?rel=0] The demonstration in support of electoral reforms in Malaysia took place...
US trade reps at the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations in Dallas were left red-faced on Friday, when activists gatecrashed a welcome gala and presented the US Trade Rep with a fake award for bulldozing through the Big Business/MNC agenda. (Malaysia...
Nazri's criticism of Umno-owned Utusan over its support for Perkasa  reflects growing unease - even within Umno circles - of the paper's leanings and a growing realisation that the right-wing group is going to cost BN plenty of votes....
In a parting shot, Thierry Rommel, the European ambassador who left his post on Tuesday, castigated the Malaysian government for its deplorable human rights record and the "discriminatory" New Economic Policy (NEP). News reports quoted Rommel as saying the executive...
Here's a riveting account of what life is like in the West Bank. Making a guest appearance today is political scientist John Hilley, who has just returned to Scotland from a trip to Palestine with the Glasgow Palestine Human...
We are told Bigger is Better. Big Airports, Big Bridges, Big Corporations, Big Shopping Malls, Big Dams, Bigger Banks, Bigger Plantation Firms, Bigger Highways (oh, what a nuisance, the oil is running out though) and even Big Agriculture. And...
Tens of thousands of people have converged at the 'Occupy Wall Street' encampment in New York in the largest protest against corporate greed since the movement began. http://www.democracynow.org/embed_show_v2/300/2011/10/6/story/we_have_come_together_inspired_by They have now been joined by a coalition of labour groups...
For the past couple of days, I have been going in and out of a global conference in Penang on forests, biodiversity, community rights and indigenous peoples organised by Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific. The theme "Ecological equity: Sharing...
Those words uttered by Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi could well apply to Malaysia. Was it a stalemate on 10 Nov? After all, the demonstrators had been thwarted from gathering at Dataran Merdeka in the city centre. They were unable...
While attending the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Singapore, I soon realised that a slick makeover job, a real PR job, was underway. In recent years, these two...

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