Interview with Dato’ Dr. Gurdial Singh Nijar
(Lawyer and Deputy President, HAKAM)
The prospect of upcoming elections has sent droves of eager Malaysians to registrations booths, to sign up to vote. This evening, Caroline Oh chats with SV Singam, of Tindak Malaysia and together, they explore the value of all our votes as well as the potential impact the EC’s latest re-delineation exercise may have on the country’s next general elections.
We’ve read the stories – maid starved to death; maid tortured and sexually assaulted by employers; abused maid recounts eight months in torture chamber. Even if domestic workers aren’t physically abused by their employers, many of their lives resemble that of a modern day slave – unfair wages, no days off, no telephones, having their passports withheld, and so on. Joining us to discuss the troubling issue of domestic worker abuse and how we should address this, are Aegile Fernandez and Katrina Maliamauv from Tenaganita.
Hailed as a turning point for action to limit climate change below dangerous levels, The Conference of Parties (COP) 21 Climate Change Summit in Paris last December saw 195 countries come together to adopt a universal and legally binding global climate deal. We speak to Professor Gurdial Singh Nijar, Lead Spokesmen for Like Minded Developing Countries and His Excellency Christophe Penot, Ambassador of France to Malaysia, about the outcome of the summit and what happens next.