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Nation 22 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

National sovereignty 'now more relevant'

Developing countries must not buy into the West#8217;s suggestion that the principle of non-intervention and national sovereignty is #8220;no longer relevant#8221; at this time and age.

Nation 21 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ya Yasmine on the road to recovery

Ya Yasmine Wa'di, who lost both her legs below the knee during the US-led bombing of Baghdad, will be discharged within 10 days in order to provide her with a non-hospital environment.

Nation 21 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

NGOs want ISA abolished, not replaced

A coalition of non-governmental organisations has opposed a new legislation proposed by the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) to replace the Internal Security Act (ISA).

Nation 19 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Minister: Need to redefine 'political party'

The term #8220;political party#8221; needs fine-tuning under the Societies Act, 1966 to allow only politically-inclined non-government organisations (NGOs) to contest in the general election, said Minister in the Prime Minister#8217;s Department Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.

Nation 18 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Use mobile clinics for health check-ups, rural folk urged

Rural folks should make use of medical screening provided by non-governmental organisations and mobile health clinics to detect diseases early to treat and better cope with the ailments.

Nation 18 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Politicians and unionists against NGOs taking part in polls

Political parties and union leaders continued to oppose the idea of letting non-governmental organisations (NGOs) contest in elections without changing the identities of their organisations.

Nation 17 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Register first to contest, NGOs told

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) must register as political parties before they can contest in any election, Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Friday.

Nation 17 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

EC: NGOs can contest in polls

NON-GOVERNMENTAL organisations (NGOs) listed under the Registrar of Societies can field candidates in the general election by registering with the Election Commission.

Nation 15 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Multi-pronged strategy to get Malaysians shun smut

Besides aiming to cripple the major distribution lines for smut, the Government is also drawing up a more focused and aggressive awareness campaigns to get Malaysians to shun pornography.

Nation 08 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Detainees being ill-treated'

The Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) has expressed outrage with what it has described as ill-treatment of women and children detainees and those detained for long periods in police lock-ups without legal counselling.