Twenty one people were arrested during a peaceful Workers' Day gathering in KL. Not the best way for the government to observe this day in honour of ordinary workers. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJlH_cIcqjw?rel=0&w=480&h=390] Among those arrested are Sungai Siput MP Dr Jeyakumar...
As people gathered at vigils calling for Pastor Raymond Koh's release in George Town, Shah Alam and Johor Bharu last night, a CCTV video apparently showing the abduction of Pastor Raymond Koh went viral on social media, raising even...
Excellent documentary here that looks at the unanswered questions surrounding the death of Teoh Beng Hock after he had been taken in for MACC interrogation. It also illustrates the alarming state of our institutions of governance. There is also a...
Police in northern Seberang Perai have detained a bus-load of PSM activists including Sungai Siput MP Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj. "All of us have been detained," said Jeyakumar, when contacted at 6.05pm. "Over 30 of us." He was in the...
Why are 800 residents in eight villages in Balai Ringin, about 100 km from Kuching, living in fear of thugs? The villagers around Melikin and Karangan Melikin believe the thugs are linked to illegal logging outfits that have encroached...
Some 600 people turned up at Hong Lim Park (Speakers’ Corner) in Singapore on 2 June to mark the 25th anniversary of Operation Spectrum, an ISA crackdown in the island republic. Full article on the Aliran website.
Is this what Najib means by 'transformation'? Resurrecting and moving detention without trial to an existing law takes us back to the dark days of the Mahathir administration. If the amendments are passed, suspects detained under the PCA...
An independent inquiry into the Bersih 3.0 events should also examine this 71-year-old woman's testimony and allegations about what she experienced and witnessed. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i12DkhTBchQ?rel=0&w=475&h=271]
What do you call it when tear gas is fired into a tightly packed crowd with little room to manoeuvre - and when people try and move away, more tear gas is fired, even in areas farther away from...
Contrary to what some rights activists might think, US officials thought the use of the ISA on suspected terrorists is counterproductive in the long-run. This cable also reveals what the officials think of local police. Cable here. But I...

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