Malaysia must protect environment, indigenous rights as it reduces poverty – UN expert

After moving significantly towards reducing poverty, Malaysia must ensure that such gains do not come at the expense of the environment and the rights of vulnerable groups in society such as indigenous communities and migrant workers, a United Nations expert warned today.

Malaysia: UN chief encourages dialogue to peacefully resolve situation in Sabah

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged an end to violence and encouraged dialogue among all parties to peacefully resolve the situation in Sabah, Malaysia.