AS we welcome Peninsular Malaysia’s 55th year of independence this year, we celebrate once again the people who continue to inspire us and give us hope for a better Malaysia. Our awardees include Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat politicians, activists, environmentalists, a bookstore chain, the courts and many more. Find out who they are.
ON 7 Aug 2010, The Body Shop Malaysia organised a march down Jalan Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur in an effort to join the war against trafficking of children and young people for sexual exploitation. More than 100 people, including students of Inti College University, took part in the march. They distributed leaflets and car […]
(Pic by punkt_klx / sxc.hu) I’VE had my share of issues with the Indonesian domestic workers hired by my family. In fact, those experiences may have actually made me more independent in terms of doing my own laundry and ironing. Heck, it definitely helped improve my cooking. However, as angry as I ever got at […]
KOTA KINABALU, 14 April 2009: Tenaganita, a non-governmental organisation involved in protecting the rights of women and migrants, has proposed that the Sabah police set up a unit to combat human trafficking in the state. Its director Irene Fernandez said Sabah was a potentially growing centre for human trafficking, especially for prostitution and labour. “We […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Nov 2008: Tenaganita Sdn Bhd director Irene Fernandez was acquitted after the High Court here today set aside her conviction and 12-month jail term for maliciously publishing false news in 1995. Justice Datuk Mohamed Apandi Ali made the decision after the prosecution informed the court that it was not opposing Fernandez’s appeal […]