Archive | November, 2009

“Govt in denial about HIV/AIDS”

“Govt in denial about HIV/AIDS”

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 Nov 2009: The government must stop being in denial about children infected with HIV/AIDS, a child rights’ activist and advocate said today. Hartini“The government should stop saying that there’s no problem, no child prostitution, no children taking drugs, no children with HIV. There are children having sex and taking drugs, that’s the [...]

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Ensure just LRA amendments

Ensure just LRA amendments

THE Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) is concerned about the comments by senior federal counsel Mohamad Naser Disa, as reported in theSun newspaper on 25 Nov 2009. The comments were in relation to proposed amendments to the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act (LRA) 1976 for situations where one [...]

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Getting Malaysia out of the rut

Getting Malaysia out of the rut

What would the fisherfolk think of the government’s plan for a high income nation? IT’S a grand announcement, but what would a fisherfolk or a padi farmer think about the government’s plan to make Malaysia a high income nation by 2020? What would a single mother doing odd-jobs think of the goal to raise per [...]

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Malaysia, the faithless lover

Malaysia, the faithless lover

WHEN it comes to international human rights obligations, the Malaysian government has behaved like a faithless lover: making promises to the world it never intended to keep. The banning of Sisters in Islam (SIS)’s book Muslim Women and the Challenge of Islamic Extremism, which is now being judicially reviewed in court, is a demonstration of [...]

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Remembering Pudu Jail (Updated 1 Dec 2009)

Updated 4:55pm, 1 Dec 2009 IN 2002 and 2003, artist and photographer K Azril Ismail spent time exploring the abandoned Pudu Jail in Kuala Lumpur, taking pictures of the cells and areas around the prison. He documented the scratching, messages, writings and drawings on the walls of the prison cells. These, he says, gave outsiders [...]

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LRA amendments must protect all parties

LRA amendments must protect all parties

PETALING JAYA, 26 Nov 2009: The rights of both Muslims and non-Muslims must be protected in amending the Law Reform (Marriage & Divorce) Act 1976 (LRA), several groups said. Bar Council president Ragunath Kesavan said the Bar supported any move to amend the LRA to allow a spouse converting to Islam to file for divorce [...]

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