Support Human rights defenders ; Support The Charles Hector Legal Defence Fund

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, 14 April 2011

Upcoming Hearing and Trial Dates

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Upcoming Hearing and Trial Dates

We would like to inform you that the next hearing date of this legal suited by Asahi Kosei against Charles Hector has been fixed for hearing on 13/5/2011 and for full trial on 28/6/2011 and 29/6/2011

We call on member  of  foreign diplomats , trade unions ,civil society , media and justice loving people  to continue to monitor and observe the hearings and trial to ensure that  Charles Hector will fair and just trial before an open, competent and impartial tribunal. 

We thank you for your attention and the commitment in this case against a Human rights Defender for highlighting injustices and human rights violations. For more information and update please contact us.

 In solidarity,

 In Defence of Charles Hector’s Campaign Team 

* On 13/4/2011, this matter was fixed for case management, and the relevant dates are as follows:-
Case Management for Enclosure 15 & 20 - 5.5.2011
Hearing of Enclosure 15 & 20 - 13.5.2011

Case Management for Full Trial - 20.6.2011
Full Trial - 28.6.2011 & 29.6.2011

·         Enclosure 15 and 20 are applications by Charles Hector (1) to add the said 31 workers as parties to the suit, and (2) the application to amend the Defence and Counter-Claim.

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