PAS starts donation drive for Sarawak Report lawsuit

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Tuan Ibrahim announced the drive while opening its youth wing’s meeting here, urging each member to contribute RM5 to the fund. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa for the MMO.

Tuan Ibrahim announced the drive while opening its youth wing’s meeting here, urging each member to contribute RM5 to the fund. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa for the MMO.

ALOR SETAR, April 27 — PAS kicked off today a donation drive among members to fund its lawsuit against UK-based website Sarawak Report.

The Islamist party’s deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man who announced the drive while opening its youth wing’s meeting here, urged each member to contribute RM5 to the fund.

“Today, we will start a special fund to collect money to fund the lawsuit,” he said.

PAS is planning to sue the website for claiming its party leaders had received monies linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Read more

Microsoft-powered crowdfunding portal to aid human trafficking victims

Source: Digital News Asia

  • Public can support cause, victims assured of protection and privacy
  • ‘6Degree is about connecting individual users with individual human stories’

 

MICROSOFT Corp and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have announced the launch of 6Degree.org, a crowdfunding portal that would enable the public to directly support the voluntary return and sustainable reintegration of individual human trafficking victims.

Backed by the Microsoft Azure cloud-computing platform, 6Degree was developed by IOM’s human trafficking awareness campaign, IOM X, which is carried out with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and working in collaboration with independent software vendor AvePoint, Microsoft said in a statement.

According to UN estimates, 20.9 million men, women and children are victims of human trafficking and exploitation worldwide. Read more