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Beyond Dyana Sofya

Beyond Dyana Sofya

What exactly was discriminatory about the remarks made against the DAP’s candidate for the Teluk Intan by-election, Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud? How do such remarks go beyond Dyana Sofya and what needs to be done to combat such attitudes?

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Violence against Penan: How the government ignores indigenous rights

Violence against Penan: How the government ignores indigenous rights

THE phenomenon of indigenous women like the Penan being violated is not peculiar to Malaysia. Indeed, there are parallels in other countries, including a developed nation like the US. In their 2007 report, Maze of Injustice: The failure to protect indigenous women from sexual violence in the USA, Amnesty International (AI) reported that indigenous women [...]

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Bung Mokhtar: Lawmaker or breaker?

Bung Mokhtar: Lawmaker or breaker?

Protestors outside the Gombak Timur Syariah Court (pic courtesy of Women’s Aid Organisation) “(Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin) is a lawmaker and he is breaking the law, but the way the issue is highlighted makes it seem like there’s nothing wrong.” “(He) should step down and should not represent Malaysians (in Parliament) any more. That would [...]

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What about keeping promises?

What about keeping promises?

Old Mother Hubbard Went to the cupboard To get her poor doggie a bone But when she got there The cupboard was bare So her poor little doggie had none – Old nursery rhyme The Women’s Candidacy Initiative (WCI) notes that each time elections come around, whether it is parliamentary, state or by-elections, parties fielding [...]

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Making equality work

Making equality work

 ”All persons are equal before the law and entitled to equal protection of the law.“                                                                    Federal Constitution, Article 8(1) “Except as expressedly [...]

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PKR needs more women at the top

PKR needs more women at the top

Updated 6:55pm, 28 Nov 2008 SHAH ALAM, 28 Nov 2008: There should be more representation for women in the top leadership level of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR). PKR Wanita chief Zuraida KamaruddinTo this end, Wanita PKR chief Zuraida Kamaruddin said the wing will propose having an extra vice-presidency slot in the parent body strictly for [...]

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