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Ratify the Rome Statute, Govt urged

The Bar Council has called on the Government to ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) without further delay.

All set for biosafety pact

The treaty on international trade in genetically modified organisms will come into force in September.

Pictorial warnings on cigarette boxes soon

Cigarette manufacturers may soon be compelled to include pictorial warnings on their cigarette boxes to warn smokers of the dangers of smoking.

Cambodian No. 1 smoker's aid sought

B>PHNOM PENH:/BThe United Nations Wednesday attempted to enlist Cambodia's most famous smoker, Prime Minister Hun Sen, to join an international effort to stamp out the habit.

Health advocates welcomed treaty on tobacco control

Public health advocates have welcomed the government's decision to sign and ratify the first international treaty on tobacco control, saying that it would empower the Government to move forward in its anti-tobacco efforts.

Stricter enforcement needed to combat smoking

THE anti-smoking groups seem to be as pleased as punch over the Government's intention to ratify the first international treaty on tobacco control this month. V.K. Chin comments.

MTUC lodges complaint against Govt to ILO

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has filed a complaint against the Government to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for refusing the formation of unions in certain sectors.

People against torture

Even now torture still takes place in many countries around the world. Amnesty International#8217;s campaign coordinator on torture, Rafael Barca, speaks to ALLAN KOAY about the movement#8217;s latest effort to rally people around the world against torture.

Support swells for Pak Lah in fight against corruption

Malaysians must rally behind Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in his bid to rid the nation of corruption, said former UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Datuk Param Cumaraswamy.

MTUC has right to seek PM's help, says Fong

It is up to the MTUC to ask Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to help resolve labour problems, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr Fong Chan Onn.