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Gold Mine Terror: ‘Men came to our village, held us captive and beat us’

Gold Mine Terror: ‘Men came to our village, held us captive and beat us’

Originally from BenarNews (Pimuk Rakkanam, Nontarat Phaicharoen and Imran Vittachi). Thai authorities and a mining firm have used intimidation and lawsuits to target environmental activists from a northeastern commun ...

Inequality in Bolehland

Inequality in Bolehland

Will there be any improvements to the state of poverty and hardship for Malaysians and migrant workers? What are NGOs and government agencies doing to improve the quality of life for marginalised communities? Or will ...

Misery Waiting at the Bottom

Misery Waiting at the Bottom

Public agencies and government systems have grown increasingly rigid, often swollen with bureaucracy and stifling with corruption. The poor and marginalised communities continue to live in a pitiful existence – ...

Devastating floods bring more hardship to Malaysia’s most vulnerable

Devastating floods bring more hardship to Malaysia’s most vulnerable

Banjir2014 - a gradual build-up of monsoon. Then the downpour on ancient terrain, raging water on developed land and sweeping onto areas torn by deforestation. The worst Malaysia flooding in decades, and certainly wi ...

Malnutrition Claims 95 Lives in West Papua, Gov’t Accused of Negligence

Malnutrition Claims 95 Lives in West Papua, Gov’t Accused of Negligence

Several sources are reporting that over 500 people have fallen ill and close to a hundred people have already died from malnutrition and “disease outbreaks” since November of last year in five remote villages in ...

Extremely High Infant Mortality in West Papua Result of Discrimination

Extremely High Infant Mortality in West Papua Result of Discrimination

The Indonesian government has not taken sufficient steps to improve the dire situation, which has led to the appalling infant mortality rate of 18,4% among rural Papuans. Health centers are often vacant or even aband ...

Rohingya NGO Calls on UN to Push Thein Sein

Rohingya NGO Calls on UN to Push Thein Sein

In a letter to the UN on Wednesday, the BROUK president said: “We appeal to world leaders to put pressure on President Thein Sein to provide safety and security and to restore Rohingya ethnic rights and citizenship ...

ASEAN: The Piss-Pot of Human Rights

ASEAN: The Piss-Pot of Human Rights

ASEAN, the consortium of South East Asian nations was formed in 1967, and we are now living at the start of 2012. What pressing issues do they emphasize every year? Simple. Economic power and how to sustain it. ...

Mpur Peoples and development – by Mnukwar
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Mpur Peoples and development – by Mnukwar

A film exploring the views of the Mpur community, West Papua, on development plans for their region which will affect their land, livelihoods and culture. ...