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Lifestyle 17 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rights of the domestic worker

As migrant workers in a foreign land, who and where do domestic maids turn to for help in times of trouble? In conjunction with International Migrant's Day tomorrow, ALLAN KOAY reports on the rights of foreign workers in Malaysia.

Lifestyle 01 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Growing up with HIV

Today is World AIDS Day. Worldwide, there are three million children living with HIV/AIDS, many of whom were orphaned or abandoned at a young age. With medical advances, an increasing number of them are living into their teens and beyond. CATHERINE SIOW looks into the plight of this emerging, little understood minority group in our own backyard.

Nation 19 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Free Fernandez, NGOs urge Abdullah

Over 90 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have appealed to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to free Tenaganita director Irene Fernandez from prison for 'speaking the truth' in the alleged ill-treatment of migrant workers.

Nation 19 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Leave Iraq and let UN take control, OIC tells foreign forces

B>LEAVE IRAQ TO UN (Oct 12):/BThe Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has called for the eviction of foreign forces from Iraq and allow the United Nations to run Baghdad's affairs. This would be the prelude to the restoration of the country's independence and rebuilding of what has been destroyed over the past 20 years - all in accordance with a clear and short timetable, said OIC Secretary-General Dr Abdelouahed Belkeziz.

Nation 18 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

NGOs surprised by jail sentence

Representatives of several non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including a Hong Kong-based organisation, and opposition party leaders expressed disappointment over the 12 months' jail sentence passed on Tenaganita Sdn Bhd director Irene Fernandez.

Nation 17 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Irene Fernandez jailed for a year

Tenaganita Sdn Bhd director Irene Fernandez was sentenced to 12 months' jail after a magistrate's court found her guilty for maliciously publishing false news about eight years ago.

Nation 16 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fernandez to know today

Tenaganita Sdn Bhd director Irene Fernandez, who claimed trial to maliciously publishing false news, will know her fate today.

Nation 15 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fernandez allowed to reply from dock

Tenaganita Sdn Bhd director Irene Fernandez, who claimed trial to publishing a memorandum containing false news, was allowed to reply to written submissions by the prosecution from the dock yesterday.

Letters 28 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Voices of protest over paraquat ban

The Malaysian government has banned the production of all pesticides and herbicides containing paraquat. Although widely acknowledged as a deadly toxic chemical and a wickedly effective means for suicide, there are those who protest against its ban in this country, writes SHANTINI SUNTHARAJAH.

Nation 08 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Group trying to stop lifting of paraquat ban

The Pesticide Action Network Asia and Pacific (PAN AP) is garnering regional support to ensure that paraquat, a known pesticide without an antidote, remains banned in Malaysia.