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PETALING JAYA: Women’s rights organisation Sisters in Islam (SIS) has urged the government to expedite its work on a law against sexual harassment following a molest case in which the perpetrator wa...
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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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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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PETALING JAYA: Two women’s rights societies have called for more comprehensive sex education in schools so that both men and women will understand the need for consent in sexual relationships.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has denied that it received a request for assistance after a lawyer was charged with obstructing a police officer from carrying out his duties.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — Bersih 2.0 has been ranked the most influential body out of some 125 Malaysian groups and individuals involved in a study of civil society organisations (CSOs) in pushing for...
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A coalition of 58 trade unions and worker organisations is calling for labour law reforms to include 98 days of paid maternity leave and seven days of paid paternity leave.
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PETALING JAYA: Two women’s rights groups have renewed a call for the criminalisation of marital rape, urging Putrajaya to remove Penal Code provisions that stand in the way.
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PETALING JAYA: Women’s groups and academicians want the government to seriously look into the rising number of child marriages among non-Muslims in the country, saying that the previous debate had focused too much on Muslims.
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PETALING JAYA: A coalition of NGOs fighting for the rights of domestic workers is pressing Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran for greater commitment to the development of a standalone Domestic Wo...
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PETALING JAYA: A rights activist has called for assurance that the campaign to curb baby dumping will be a sustained effort and one that includes the changing of attitudes towards those who get pregna...
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PUTRAJAYA: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry yesterday launched a sexual predation awareness campaign via digital medium YouTube. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 — In conjunction with Father’s Day today, a public petition was launched by rights group Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) for Putrajaya to introduce seven days of paternity l...
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JOHOR BARU: Brazilian great Ronaldo and other legendary footballers will be in action in a charity football match at Larkin Stadium on June 30.
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PETALING JAYA: The new policy for express bus companies serving the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban route to provide women-only buses on a daily basis has sparked questions over enforcement and monitoring, as w...
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Renowned former footballers including Ronaldo will be in Larkin, Johor, at the end of June for a charity match with a team from Johor.
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PETALING JAYA: Some of football’s most illustrious former players will be coming to Malaysia to play in an all-star charity match, including World Cup winners Roberto Carlos and Bebeto.
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The Women's Aid Organisation (WAO) hopes the government will push through several proposed amendments to the Employment Act, which will include anti-discrimination measures, increasing maternity leave...
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AS we celebrate Parents’ Day this Saturday, let us do right by parents and support laws that safeguard their rights in the workplace.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 — The public must prioritise children’s welfare when it comes to alleged cases of sexual abuse, several rights groups have commented today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, 29 — The police have dropped a sedition investigation against the organisers of the International Women's Day March (IWD), who held a peaceful assembly in March this year.
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PETALING JAYA: The former telco chief executive officer has denied he molested his own children in reference to The Star report on the allegations published on May 25.
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PETALING JAYA: The former telco chief executive officer (CEO) has denied he had molested his own children in reference to The Star report on the allegations published on May 25.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The PKR political bureau will decide the fate of Sungai Siput MP Kesavan Subramaniam following a police report of alleged sexual harassment lodged against him by a woman.
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PETALING JAYA: About a dozen women’s groups are calling on PKR to launch an internal probe into the party’s Sungai Siput MP Kesavan Subramaniam, following a police report against the first-term MP...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 3): In a rare move for Asia, Malaysia has appointed its first female top judge, leading to calls from human rights activists on Friday to reform the country's judiciary and improve t...
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PETALING JAYA: More than 17% of child abuse cases reported since 2013 were due to family disputes, says the Women, Family and Com­munity Development Ministry.
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PETALING JAYA, April 12 — The Women’s Aid Organisation’s (WAO) launched today its report on the experiences of child survivors of domestic violence and its groundbreaking green child care centre...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The award-winning R.AGE investigative journalism team added another feather to their cap when they clinched two gold awards in the Best Platform Development and the Best Use of Digital Innovation – Non-Profit/Pro-bono Campaigns categories for their Predator In My Phone campaign.
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KUCHING: The Sarawak state government will work with the Women's Aid Organisation (WAO) on a Safe Communities project to engage communities and prevent domestic violence.
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MP SPEAKS | Over the past week, the outrage and attacks by politicians, the media, social media users and the public against the organisers of the Women's Day March have been persistent.
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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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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 — The debate over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights (LGBT) should never lead to violence, United States Ambassador to Malaysia Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police today recorded statements from three organisers of the rally held in conjunction with the International Women’s Day celebration which saw the participation of LGBT supporters an...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 12): The Home Ministry (KDN) will amend the 10-day notice under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA 2012) that requires organiser to submit a notice within the stipulated time befo...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The police today recorded statements from three organisers of the rally held in conjunction with the International Women’s Day celebration that saw participation of LGBT supporters at ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The home ministry is set to amend the 10-day notice under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA 2012) following a recent controversial international women’s day rally which failed to obt...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry (KDN) will amend the 10-day notice under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA 2012) that requires organiser to submit a notice within the stipulated time before holding ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 — The Home Ministry (KDN) will amend the 10-day notice under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA 2012) that requires organiser to submit a notice within the stipulated tim...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rally goers should respect the religious and cultural sensitivities in the country if they also want to be respected, according to Depu...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 — Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman indicated today that his ministry would propose amending the 10-day notice provision in the Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA) 2012.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said today police have started a probe on the activists behind a rally defending the rights of the LGBT community.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 11 — Deputy Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said today that the organisers of the International Women’s Day march will be called up to provide sta...
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PETALING JAYA: Klang MP Charles Santiago has criticised those in Pakatan Harapan (PH) who singled out the participation of the LGBT community in the recent International Women’s Day march, calling t...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 — Elections watchdog Bersih 2.0 today expressed concern that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community will face further hate and discrimination after a crit...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 — The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) has condemned two local Malay newspapers for their coverage of the Women’s Day March, citing a focus on berating the lesbian, g...
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PETALING JAYA: The organisers of a women’s march in the capital have defended calls made during yesterday’s rally to recognise the rights of the LGBT community, following a backlash created by suc...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government has remained firm in its stand against the lifestyle of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) groups and the practice will not be allowed in the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government says it is firm in opposing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups, following calls during a rally in Kuala Lumpur to recognise their rights.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 9 — More than 200 Malaysians took part in a march here today calling for greater women’s rights, cheerfully chanting for the “death of patriarchy” in the hot midday sun.
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KUALA LUMPUR: More than 1,000 people took to the streets near Sogo KL on Saturday (March 9) morning to march for women's rights in conjunction with International Women's Day.
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PETALING JAYA: Although Malaysia has yet to achieve 30% women’s representation in politics, women activists say there is progress we can celebrate on International Women’s Day today.
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The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah today presented Federal Territory awards and medals at Istana Negara in conjunction with Federal Territory Day 2019.
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PETALING JAYA: A women’s rights activist has questioned PPBM’s vetting process for accepting former Umno leaders into its fold, citing the example of Tasek Gelugor MP Shabudin Yahaya’s remarks o...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 — The concept of a safe community needs to be established to engage the participation of all levels of society to play their part in addressing crimes, especially those involvin...
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KUALA LUMPUR, February 2 — The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) has warned against a proposed dress code for Muslim staff in the private sector, stating it could raise “unintended cons...
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A group of women’s rights NGOs said today that it was unnecessary for the government to issue dress code guidelines for Muslim employees in the private sector.
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PETALING JAYA: What we need are anti-discrimination laws, not a dress code, says the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG). It said it was concerned that a dress code could have the unintended ...
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PUTRAJAYA: The human resources ministry today said it will take into account views from the National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) before it implements dress code guidelines for Muslim workers in the...
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PETALING JAYA: Women’s rights and Muslim lawyer groups have lauded the government’s move to find a mechanism of having banks to impose certain restrictions on men who neglect to pay their former wives alimony.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 23): Women's Aid Organisation (WAO) wants the Government to show firm commitment in enacting the Gender Equality Act in a bid to curb discrimination.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Two women’s rights groups have urged Putrajaya to view positively a report it prepared on the rights of women in Malaysia, saying it would help guide the government in addressing gaps ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Female circumcision does not have any medical benefit and must be stopped, women’s rights groups said today, adding that the practice is still prevalent in certain Malay communities.
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Malaysia's Education Ministry has said it shouldn't have published an infographic in a school textbook that said girls must protect their modesty or risk being shamed and ostracised.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's government will alter an elementary-school textbook which suggested girls should dress modestly to prevent sexual assault, authorities said on Wednesday (Jan 16), after it sp...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia has ordered an immediate revision on a Year Three textbook critics say told girls they would be ostracised and bring disrepute to their families i...
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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.