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.
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 […]
Irene Fernandez THE Centre for Independent Journalism expresses its support and happiness at the acquittal of activist Irene Fernandez of the charge of maliciously publishing false news pertaining to conditions at immigration detention centres. However, we share her sentiments that the acquittal was a result of the prosecution’s decision not to fight the appeal and […]
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 […]