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PETALING JAYA: A meeting will be held with stakeholders on the Independent Police Comp­laints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill before Parliament votes on it in October.Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said the rights of individuals to voice their opinions would not be sidelined in the process of renewing the law.
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PETALING JAYA: Civil society group Tenaganita has urged plantation company FGV Holdings Berhad to ensure that there is no forced labour or human trafficking taking place on its plantations.
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The government has concluded its first round of briefings and consultations with stakeholders on the long-awaited formation of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC). This...
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PETALING JAYA: Further engagement with stakeholders on the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill will be held before it is tabled in the Dewan Rakyat this October, says Datuk Liew Vui Keong.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has been urged to emulate Thailand in the management of human trafficking cases by allowing collaboration between enforcement agencies and civic groups.
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PETALING JAYA: Human rights group Tenaganita has decried the government’s apparent reluctance to give refugees the right to work in the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A report by a coalition of NGOs has called on the government to focus on 5Ps – policy, prosecution, protection, partnership and prevention – in the fight against human trafficking.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 30)(Thomson Reuters Foundation): An undocumented domestic worker has the right to pursue her claim for unpaid wages in Malaysia, a court has ruled, setting a legal precedent migrant...
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KUALA LUMPUR: An undocumented domestic worker has the right to pursue her claim for unpaid wages in Malaysia, the High Court has ruled, setting a legal precedent which migrant rights groups said would...
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KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - An undocumented domestic worker has the right to pursue her claim for unpaid wages in Malaysia, a court has ruled, setting a legal precedent migrant rights groups said would h...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — An undocumented domestic worker has the right to pursue her claim for unpaid wages in Malaysia, a court has ruled, setting a legal precedent migrant rights groups said would ...
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PETALING JAYA: An activist fighting for migrant and refugee rights has cited the high cost of obtaining work visas and the red tape involved in immigration procedures as two of the reasons foreign wor...
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PETALING JAYA: Human rights group Tenaganita has cited weak governance as one of the reasons for a reported increase in incidents of human trafficking into Malaysia across its northern border.
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The government must stop using undocumented migrant workers as an additional source of income, a rights group said today following the announcement of the Home Ministry's latest amnesty programme.
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PETALING JAYA: A DAP lawmaker has suggested that the government legalise and allow the hiring of undocumented migrants instead of implementing an amnesty programme which would see them return to their...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 — The recent death of Thomas Orhions Ewansiha, a Nigerian PhD student, who died while he was detained by the Immigration Department has again cast a spotlight on the agency’s...
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PETALING JAYA: Civil society group Tenaganita has called for a clean-up of detention centres in the country following the death in custody of a Nigerian student at the Bukit Jalil detention centre in ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Several Filipinos who were deported together with two toddlers from Malaysia are claiming that they were treated like animals at the detention centre in Bukit Jalil.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has defended the decision to detain the two undocumented Filipino toddlers last month, claiming it would have been unreasonable for them to leave t...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 3): Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) today launched the B40 Capacity Building Scheme (B40 CAB) to assist low-income workers get skills training to increase their income.
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PETALING JAYA: A coalition representing domestic workers is urging the Human Resources Ministry to work more urgently towards legislating protection for the group.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Two undocumented Filipino children under two years old, who are currently being held at the Bukit Jalil Immigration detention centre, will be returned to their home country today.
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PETALING JAYA: The two undocumented Filipino toddlers being held at the Bukit Jalil Immigration Detention Centre will be released and deported on Wednesday, Immigration Department Director-General Kha...
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The Immigration Department will deport two undocumented children to their home country of Philippines tomorrow, the department’s director-general Khairul Dzaimee Daud reportedly said.
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PETALING JAYA: The two undocumented Filipino toddlers under the age of two held at the Bukit Jalil Immigration detention centre since June 14 will be released and deported back to their country on Wednesday (July 3).
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 2 — Immigration Department Director-General Khairul Dzaimee Daud said today that the two undocumented Filipino babies currently detained at the Bukit Jalil Immigration Detention C...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 2 — Women, Family and Community Development deputy minister Hannah Yeoh today expressed disappointment with the continued detention of two Filipino babies at the Bukit Jalil Immig...
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PETALING JAYA: Two undocumented Filipino toddlers under the age of two are being held at the Bukit Jalil Immigration detention centre since Jun 14 despite intervention from the Philippine Embassy and the Malaysian government, claimed a non-governmental organisation.
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PETALING JAYA: Civil society group Tenaganita has raised the alarm over the Immigration Department’s decision to continue holding two Filipino toddlers in one of its detention centres despite interv...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 2 — Immigrant and women’s rights group Tenaganita today alleged that the Immigration Department continues to detain two Filipino babies not even two years old at the Bukit Jalil...
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PETALING JAYA: The decision of the Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) and Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) to vote against the Convention Concerning Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work is shocking, says human rights advocate Tenaganita.
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THE statement by Immigration Department director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud that the government spends nearly RM3.5mil on the monthly food bill for detained immigrants, as reported by The Star...
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LETTER | The Shah Alam High Court has yet again deferred its decision on whether an undocumented worker has the right to claim over four years of unpaid wages.
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PETALING JAYA: The government has filed an appeal against the acquittal of a woman charged with murdering her Indonesian maid last year.
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PETALING JAYA: Nearly 30,000 people have signed a petition seeking answers from the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) on the acquittal of Ambika MA Shan who was charged with murdering her domestic w...
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LETTER | We refer to the Malaysiakini report Home Ministry formulating holistic plan to address illegal immigrants.
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PETALING JAYA: Migrant rights group Tenaganita has called for a more comprehensive approach to tackle the issue of undocumented persons in Malaysia, saying that despite efforts to “flush” them out...
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LETTER | The statement by Hindraf 2.0 that it wants Putrajaya to reconsider its decision to reintroduce the foreign workers placement scheme, claiming that this would come at the expense of job opport...
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LETTER | As Malaysia will be hosting a joint working group meeting in Kuala Lumpur on May 30-31 to work out the new recruitment plan for Bangladeshi migrant workers who come to Malaysia to work, we ho...
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LETTER | It was touching to read the words of Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador: “It pains my heart.
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PETALING JAYA: A civil society group is pushing for the speedy legislation of a new law specifically to protect the rights of domestic workers, in the wake of a court’s acquittal of a woman previous...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 — A group of lawyers and NGOs have demanded the Parliament today to review and abolish laws against scandalising the court, in light of yesterday’s conviction against fellow...
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PETALING JAYA: A petition demanding justice over the death of Indonesian domestic worker Adelina Jerima Sau has surpassed 10,000 signatures.
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GEORGE TOWN, April 21 — The Indonesian consulate in Penang is demanding an explanation on the decision of the court to drop a case involving an Indonesian maid, Adelina Jerima Sau, 21, who died afte...
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GEORGE TOWN: The Indonesian consulate in Penang is demanding an explanation on the decision of the court to drop a case involving an Indonesian maid, Adelina Jerima Sau, 21, who died after she was bel...
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GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): The Indonesian consulate in Penang is demanding an explanation over the decision of the court to drop Adelina Jerima Sau's case.
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PETALING JAYA: An MP has sought the intervention of the attorney-general over a recent court decision to free the accused employer of Indonesian domestic helper Adelina Lisao, who had died of injuries...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — Attorney General Tommy Thomas has said he will “personally” investigate the acquittal of the suspect accused of abusing and causing the death of her Indonesian maid, acc...
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LETTER | Adelina Sao (also reported as Lisao) , 21, died in Bukit Mertajam hospital on 11th February 2018 from organ failure.
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GEORGE TOWN: A women’s rights group today decried the public prosecutor’s decision to drop a murder case against an employer who allegedly abused her Indonesian maid.
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THE Shah Alam High court yesterday again deferred its decision on the question of whether a migrant worker without a valid work visa has the right to claim unpaid wages after she had been employed for...
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PETALING JAYA: A domestic worker from Indonesia must wait longer to know whether she is entitled to claim five years’ back wages amounting to more than RM30,000 from her Malaysian employer.
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PETALING JAYA: A Cambodian teenager has been released from an immigration detention centre in Juru, Penang, and reunited with her family, according to the civil society group Tenaganita.
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PETALING JAYA: A 16-year old Cambodian girl has been released from detention in Penang and has been reunited with her family back home, says Tenaganita.
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PETALING JAYA: A second-year law student who recently turned 21 donated RM900 of the money she received for her birthday to civil society group Tenaganita in appreciation of its work on human rights i...
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PETALING JAYA: Civil society group Tenaganita has raised concern over the detention of a Cambodian girl in Juru, Penang, citing reports of abuse and torture of detainees.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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PETALING JAYA: Women and refugee groups are calling on Putrajaya to give more rights to refugees in the country, saying refugees have become a source of labour exploitation and human trafficking.
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PETALING JAYA: Migrants’ rights group Tenaganita and several refugee community leaders have lauded UNHCR for their commitment to recognise Chin refugees, but called on them to urgently protect asylum seekers and refugee children born in Malaysia as well.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 — Human rights groups are urging the government to end the alleged victimisation of human rights defenders and marginalised communities.
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LETTER | The policy to abolish the services of more than 100 outsourcing companies in recruiting and managing migrant workers would normally be welcome news for civil society organisations such as Ten...
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The Shah Alam High Court has deferred its decision on whether an undocumented worker has the right to claim over four years of unpaid wages, according to human rights group Tenaganita.
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PETALING JAYA: The High Court in Shah Alam will rule next month on whether an undocumented migrant worker without a work visa has the right to claim unpaid wages, a first for the court in such matters...
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PETALING JAYA: Human rights group Tenaganita has urged the government to provide the public with a detailed explanation of the work to be done by the royal commission charged with investigating the hu...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia must have policies to recognise the rights of refugee women and children as they are especially vulnerable, suggested human rights groups.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Civil societies have again called for the government to recognise the rights of refugees, saying Putrajaya should ratify the 1951 Refugee Convention.
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PETALING JAYA: The United Nations Children’s Education Fund (Unicef) has urged the Malaysian public to help wipe out child sex trafficking, adding that it isn’t the responsibility of Putrajaya alo...
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PETALING JAYA: The independent committee set up by the Cabinet to streamline policies and management of foreign workers has completed its report, which will be submitted to the government soon.
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GEORGE TOWN: Most Malaysian parents lack knowledge about paedophilia, according to an academic who has done research on juvenile issues.
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PETALING JAYA: Crackdowns on the child sex trade in Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines mean foreign paedophiles are increasingly targeting Malaysia for their perverted adventures.
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PETALING JAYA: Ida, 39, moved to Malaysia from Indonesia in search of a decent livelihood, but within three months her dreams were shattered.
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In Malaysia when issues of 'religious sensitivity' or 'racial injustice' raises their head, public protests are quick to follow.
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A year after the death of an Indonesian maid who was forced to sleep outside next to a dog, her mother called for justice, as several other cases of abuse languish in Malaysia's courts.
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PETALING JAYA: In just nine months, a locally developed app to combat human and sex trafficking has received over 300 reports regarding cases of sexual exploitation, forced labour and people being smu...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 — A year after the death of an Indonesian maid who was forced to sleep outside next to a dog, her mother called for justice, as several other cases of abuse languish in Malaysia...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A year after the death of an Indonesian maid who was forced to sleep outside next to a dog, her mother has called for justice as several other cases of abuse languish in Malaysia's cou...
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KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - A year after the death of an Indonesian maid who was forced to sleep outside next to a dog, her mother called for justice, as several other cases of abuse languish in Malaysia...
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PETALING JAYA: Civil society group Tenaganita today urged the government to take serious measures to protect migrant workers following a string of headline-grabbing abuse cases involving domestic work...
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PETALING JAYA: A former immigration official has called on the government to speed up its review of policies on the management of foreign workers to prevent any disturbance to the current system for r...
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LETTER | Since the discovery of the mass graves in May 2015, Tenaganita had made many demands and calls to the previous government to prosecute the perpetrators and punish them accordingly for being c...
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PETALING JAYA: Clutching a small bag in one hand and holding an umbrella in the other, Kak Som hurries across the road.
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PETALING JAYA: A group of NGOs has called for police guidelines on handling LGBT murders and crimes, saying punishment alone will not resolve the “systemic” violence against transgenders.