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Report Reveals Inhumane Conditions in Malaysia’s Immigration Detention Centers
June 28, 2022

Report Reveals Inhumane Conditions in Malaysia’s Immigration Detention Centers

By Sebastian Strangio
The Indonesia-based Coalition of Sovereign Migrant Workers claims that 149 people have died in detention facilities over the past 18 months.

Malaysia Abolishes Mandatory Use of the Death Penalty
June 10, 2022

Malaysia Abolishes Mandatory Use of the Death Penalty

By Sebastian Strangio
While falling short of a total ban on capital punishment, the move is a rare sign of progress for Southeast Asia.
Malaysia Should Scrap the Death Penalty Once and For All
March 04, 2022

Malaysia Should Scrap the Death Penalty Once and For All

By Brian Yap
The move would send a strong signal to other Southeast Asian governments.

Southeast Asian Parliamentarians Face Chilly Political Climate
September 15, 2020

Southeast Asian Parliamentarians Face Chilly Political Climate

By Sebastian Strangio
The region’s authoritarian turn has made life difficult for lawmakers opposing entrenched political interests.

Time to Embrace, Not Shun, Malaysia’s Migrant Community
May 07, 2020

Time to Embrace, Not Shun, Malaysia’s Migrant Community

By Sheela Jane Menon
Malaysia should recognize our shared humanity and welcome neighbors in need.

Will Malaysia End Its Archaic Suicide Law?
June 26, 2019

Will Malaysia End Its Archaic Suicide Law?

By Preeti Jha
The repeal of a colonial-era law could help to destigmatize mental illness.

Is There Room for Transgender Rights in the ‘New Malaysia’?
April 04, 2019

Is There Room for Transgender Rights in the ‘New Malaysia’?

By Ana Salvá
Activists believe that the situation for trans people has not changed at all, or has arguably gotten even worse.
Malaysia Grapples With Chilling Case of an Abducted Pastor
April 22, 2017

Malaysia Grapples With Chilling Case of an Abducted Pastor

By Luke Hunt
Raymond Koh's disappearance is worthy of comparisons with Sombath Somphone.

Malaysia Silences 1MDB Whistleblower in Blow to Rights
November 17, 2016

Malaysia Silences 1MDB Whistleblower in Blow to Rights

By Luke Hunt
The sentencing of an opposition politician is just the latest attempt to cover up a deepening 1MDB scandal.

Malaysia's Growing Crackdown on Dissent
October 15, 2016

Malaysia's Growing Crackdown on Dissent

By Luke Hunt
A new report sheds light on a disturbing trend.

Malaysia Passes Controversial National Security Law
December 24, 2015

Malaysia Passes Controversial National Security Law

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The National Security Council bill is another step closer to becoming a reality.
Malaysia Likely to Pass TPP Despite Najib Troubles: Expert
September 09, 2015

Malaysia Likely to Pass TPP Despite Najib Troubles: Expert

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Support deemed sufficient for country to get mammoth free trade pact through.

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