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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. []

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

ATNC Monitoring Network protested at Hitachi in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, the ATNC Monitoring Network, mainly members from Labour and China and Globalization Monitor, and SACOM went to Hitachi's office for protest this morning.

An Assistant Manager at Hitachi reiterated that it was not an issue in Hong Kong and refused to respond. The group was disappointed that the spokesperson simply denied any responsibility of the Hong Kong Hitachi office. However, he promised that he will send our statement to Hitachi headquarters. A journalist from RTHK came to report the action. Hope that it will be on air. 


* Hitachi is a customer of Asahi Kosei, and Asahi Kosei is in the supply chain of Hitachi. All the workers whose violation of rights  were highlighted by Charles Hector work at the Asahi Kosei factory producing the products of Asahi Kosei
* Hitachi has their own Hitachi Group Codes of Conduct - where they also claim that they will select suppliers that respect human rights,....they also subscribe to the UN Global Compact, and also the Electronic Industry Code of Conduct....
- this is the reason why the Hong Kong group decided to protest at Hitachi 

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