Canberra faces more flak over ‘Malaysian solution’

KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — More than Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, his Australian counterpart Julia Gillard has been roasted by her countrymen and media over the recent deal to swap illegal immigrants in both countries whom nobody seems to want. Australian politicians have savaged their political foe since the agreement went public last…

Bkt Jalil residents’ injunction against DBKL ruled invalid

Residents of the contested former Bukit Jalil Estate were deeply disappointed today when the Kuala Lumpur High Court dismissed today their injunction against Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL). The injunction aimed at preventing DBKL from demolishing their homes before a full-hearing on the status of the residents is heard.Judge Zabariah Mohd Yusof ruled that there…

High Court breaks hearts of estate workers

The High Court delivered a blow to former Bukit Jalil estate workers, dismissing their injunction application to stop DBKL from demolishing the former estate houses. FULL REPORT KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today dismissed an application by the former Bukit Jalil estate residents for an injunction against the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), which had…

Malaysia-Australia refugee deal sparks local concerns

KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 — Malaysia’s refugee deal with Australia has drawn harsh criticism from local leaders and pressure groups here, who claimed today the agreement is in violation of asylum seekers’ right not to be forcibly deported. Human rights group Lawyers for Liberty also voiced fears that Australia’s bid to “outsource” its international obligation…

Press Release : Australia must call off asylum seeker “outsourcing” deal with Malaysia

On 7.5.2011, Australia and Malaysia announced a bilateral agreement which sought to transfer up to 800 asylum seekers who have arrived in Australia by sea to Malaysia while their asylum claims are being processed by the UNHCR. In return, Australia will resettle 4,000 refugees currently residing in Malaysia over a period of four years. While Australia’s agreement to accept…

Negara polis dan kebangkitan rakyat

Fadiah Nadwa Fikri http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/2011/04/29/negara-polis-dan-kebangkitan-rakyat/ April 29, 2011 Rakyat perlu bangkit untuk mengakhiri budaya keganasan polis, kata peguam Fadiah Nadwa Fikri dari NGO Lawyers for Liberty. COMMENT Fadiah Nadwa Fikri “Dalam masa sehari semalam, Malaysia telah bertukar kepada sebuah negara polis”, itulah kata-kata yang diungkapkan Tunku Abdul Rahman berikutan Operasi Lalang yang berlaku pada tahun 1987…