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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tag: discrimination

Mum in French hijab row to sue politicians for racism

Woman's lawyer says school trip would not have happened as no other parents made themselves available.

No laws to stop discrimination against pregnant job seekers

Mahfuz Omar says victims could lodge complaints with the Human Resources Ministry.

I was fired for being pregnant and being honest about it

Women are frequently asked about their family planning and are at risk of being axed or penalised if they become pregnant.

Malaysian engineer settles US discrimination lawsuit

The Malaysian had sued an association for discrimination over the use of lake facilities in Wichita, Kansas.

Kitschen says vacancy ad meant to call for Malay, Mandarin speakers

It says the notice was 'ill-drafted' and 'discriminatory' and did not comply with company SOP.

Racial vacancy notice riles up social media users

Lifestyle fashion company apologises after photos of the notice outside its Klang shop are shared online.

Reports of discrimination in English football rise 32%

Reports of faith-based discrimination, including Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, increased by 75%.

Asean must not turn a blind eye to plight of Rohingya, groups...

The Rohingya issue, especially their repatriation from Bangladesh, is expected to be a major topic at the Asean summit in Thailand.

Outrage at acquittals in rape cases sparks calls to fix Japanese...

Controversial requirements in Japan's rape law reforms provoke anger and discussions to amend it.

Pope asks Roma people to forgive Catholic Church’s discrimination

Making up around 10% of Romania's population, many Roma are marginalised, live in poverty and have suffered centuries of discrimination and insults.

Attacks against Afghan schools soar, says UNICEF

The senseless attacks on schools; the killing, injury and abduction of teachers; and the threats against education are destroying the hopes and dreams of an entire generation of children.

Nike to waive performance targets for pregnant athletes

Nike has changed their policy last year o that no female athletes would be 'penalised financially for pregnancy'.

Killer of albino sentenced to death in Malawi

Malawi has not carried out any executions since 1994, in this case the death sentence shall be unavoidable due to the circumstances.

China urges UK not to discriminate against Huawei in 5G development

China's ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming defended Huawei as having a good track record on security.

The PH GE14 manifesto and BN Education Blueprint

The education minister should reform the policy of student intake at colleges and universities, including the matriculation programme, to ensure a balance between fair representation of ethnic groups and special assistance for the B40.

Don’t give up on ICERD, rights activists tell govt

Activists and academics advise the government to explain the treaty to the people instead of giving up on it.

Be clear on entrance into matriculation programme

It does not make sense for the system to take in students with lesser qualifications and reject the good ones.

Liam Neeson apologizes for revenge remarks: ‘I missed the point’

The Irish actor caused an outcry in February when he recalled an incident in which a female friend told him she had been raped by a man who was black.

Klopp, Guardiola would back players leaving pitch over racist abuse

The situation came into light after UEFA have opened an investigation for players who became victims of abuse.

Do your bit to support workers with HIV, bosses told

The corporate environment in Malaysia does not favour workers with HIV, but employers have been told to do their part to reduce discrimination against such individuals.

Racial discrimination continues in ‘New Malaysia’, says report

Report by Pusat Komas says racism remains a problem and documents trends in racial discrimination last year.

Major flaws in study on racism in the job market

The study is an attempt at reinforcing stereotypical views of different ethnic groups and furthering racially charged political agendas.

A straight narrative for LGBTs

Telling LGBT people to stay in the closet is not a practical solution.

No place for racism in Islam

There isn’t a single verse in the Quran that debases a person’s race in the context of human relations.