Tag: rights

Pakistan provincial court bans virginity tests on rape victims

A court in Pakistan's most populous province on Monday outlawed virginity tests on rape victims -- a longstanding practice in the country used to assess a woman's so-called honour. Critics of the tests, including an invasive "two-finger test", had filed petitions in the eastern city...

Protesters slams Kylie Jenner for visiting a store that sells fur

https://videos.dailymail.co.uk/video/mol/2020/12/20/2292723337272341275/640x360_MP4_2292723337272341275.mp4 Protesters on Saturday slammed Kylie Jenner for visiting a store that sells a lot of fur, calling her a monster. The report on TMZ says an animal rights group’s protest was happening down the same street, while Kylie did some holiday shopping at Moncler. The...

Penang mulls nominating women reps to meet 30pc gender equality quota in state assembly

GEORGE TOWN, Dec. 10 -- The Penang state government is introducing a "Top-up Women-Only Additional Seats" (TWOAS) initiative to nominate women for the state legislative assembly if there is less than 30 per cent female representation among elected assemblymen. Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow...

Kit Siang: Is Bersatu following PAS in refusing recognition of secular principles in Malaysian Constitution?

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 6 -- A veteran politician has questioned if Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) is now headed in the direction of Islamist party PAS, following Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's recent vow to fight 'secularism and liberalism' and uphold moderate Sunni Muslim teachings. DAP's...

Opposition submits motion to censure deputy minister for flipping middle finger in Parliament, offers 23 witnesses

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 4 -- Twenty-three federal lawmakers have submitted a motion to refer Plantation Industries and Commodities Deputy Minister Willie Mongin to Parliament's Rights and Privileges Committee over a lewd gesture in the House. The DAP, PKR, Parti Amanah Negara, Parti Pejuang Tanah Air...

China defends dam on Brahmaputra, India hits back

India, Dec. 4 -- India on Thursday said China must ensure its hydropower projects don't infringe on the water rights of lower riparian states, even as Beijing asserted its right to build a dam on the lower reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo river close...

Gombak voters sue Azmin Ali over ‘Sheraton Move’ role, for allegedly deceiving them for GE14 votes

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 1 -- A total of 10 Gombak voters have come together to file a lawsuit against their MP Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali over his alleged role in the "Sheraton Move" plan which caused the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to collapse...

Patriot rubbishes DBKL liquor ban as infringement of non-Muslim rights

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 22 -- Veterans' group Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (Patriot) has condemned the recent decision by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to ban the sale of liquor in sundry shops, grocery stores and convenience stores, calling it "unnecessary and ridiculous". Its president Brigadier General...

Detained citizen journalist in China faces jail for reporting on Covid-19 pandemic in Wuhan

India, Nov. 19 -- A Chinese citizen journalist who reported on the coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan could face five years in jail after being formally charged with spreading false information. Zhang Zhan, a 37-year-old former lawyer, was detained in May while covering stories on the...

Sarawak assistant minister urges PSB to reconsider alliance with DAP

KUCHING, Nov. 13 -- Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) has been urged to reconsider any decision to work with Democratic Action Party (DAP) especially as the latter is a peninsula-based party. Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister's Department Abdullah Saidol said DAP has always been very...