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For highlighting information about human rights violations suffered by 31 Burmese Migrant Workers who were working at Asahi Kosei(M) Sdn Bhd, in Charles Hector Blog, HR Defender, Charles Hector, has been sued for RM10 million by the said company.

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ALIRAN has up a fund so that concerned groups and persons can contribute to the legal cost and expenses incurred by Charles Hector, Human Rights Defender, in the legal suit initiated by Asahi Kosei (M) Sdn Bhd. A lot of financial support is needed and your immediate assistance is needed.

Payments can be made by bank transfer to:

Persatuan Aliran Kesedaran Negara
Bank account number:

107 246 109 510

Malayan Banking Berhad, Green Lane branch, Penang, Malaysia.

(If you are outside Malaysia, please include the “SWIFT” code for our bank: MBBEMYKL)

Please also email us at to indicate that it is a donation to Hector’s Legal Defence Fund.

Donations may also be made by cheque or bank draft made payable to Persatuan Aliran Kesedaran Negara. Mail your cheque/bank draft to us at 103, Medan Penaga, 11600 Jelutong, Penang, Malaysia, indicating clearly that it is a donation to the Hector Legal Defence Fund. []

Thursday, 25 August 2011

25/8/2011 - Settlement Reached - Case Ends

This morning, parties re-visited the question of settlement, and finally a settlement was reached, and the court recorded the settlement.

In short, parties shall withdraw the action both in the High Court and the Court of Appeal, Charles Hector to pay RM1 as damages, RM1 as cost and also cause to publish in the The Star and Nanyang Siang Pau, half-page advertisements within 21 days, a statement agreed upon, which is also part of the entered consent judgment. (We shall post the exact wordings of this statement, if and when we get it, at a later date)

* The cost of half page adverts in a newspaper, with national circulation, is very high  - estimated about RM22,000. For Star, it will be about RM12,000 and for Chinese Daily, it is about RM10,000. Help is needed to raise this money, and we hope that you could send the monies urgently to the Defence Fund set up by ALIRAN (details at the top of this Blog page)

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