Malaysia

Malaysia – ANNI Open letter to SUHAKAM welcoming the findings of the public inquiry into the disappearances of Amri Che Mat and Pastor Raymond Koh
18 April 2019 2:18 pm

  H.E. Tan Sri Razali bin Ismail Chairman of Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (SUHAKAM) 11th Floor, Menara TH Perdana, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur 50250 Malaysia 18 April 2018 Re: ANNI Open Letter welcoming the findings of the public inquiry into the disappearances of Amri Che Mat and Pastor Raymond Koh Dear Mr. Chairman, [ Read more ]

HRC 40 Oral Statement on Item 6: Universal Periodic Review of Malaysia
15 March 2019 10:36 am

40th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 6: Universal Periodic Review of Malaysia Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), ARTICLE 19, and Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) Thursday, 14 March 2019 Mr President, We make this statement in solidarity with SUARAM [ Read more ]

Malaysia: Stop Persecution of Women Human Rights Defenders and LGBTIQ Community
12 March 2019 4:54 pm

  (12 March 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), Pusat KOMAS, and the ASEAN SOGIE Caucus express grave concern over the public reaction from conservative groups and government officials to the Women’s March on 9 March 2019. Particularly the backlash received by the Organising Committee of [ Read more ]

From Our Member Pusat KOMAS, Malaysia – Malaysia is Convinced that ICERD is Ready to be Ratified
26 October 2018 4:00 pm

Pusat KOMAS welcomes the remarks by the Minister of National Unity and Social Wellbeing, YB Senator Waytha Moorthy, that “The Government is committed to ratify six treaties including the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) in the first quarter of next year” at the 8th National Conference on Non-Discrimination: Malaysia Closer Towards [ Read more ]

From Our Members SUARAM and Pusat KOMAS, Malaysia – Election Observation Report of the 14th Malaysian General Election
13 July 2018 1:48 pm

This ‘Election Observation Report of the 14th Malaysian General Election‘ was published by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH 2.0). It combines the documentation and monitoring work of BERSIH 2.0 from May 2013 and the observation mission of the PEMANTAU initiative from the dissolution of Parliament on 7 April 2018 until polling day on [ Read more ]

Malaysia: Anti-Fake News Bill is a form of suppression of rights to freedom of expression, opinion and press freedom
4 April 2018 11:54 am

(Bangkok, 4 April 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemns the decision of both Houses of the Parliament to pass the Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 yesterday. The Bill, which was proposed by the Government of Malaysia to the Lower House of the Parliament on 26 March 2018, was passed [ Read more ]

From Our Member Pusat KOMAS, Malaysia – Launch of Malaysia Racial Discrimination Report 2017
23 March 2018 4:49 pm

On 21 March 2018, Pusat KOMAS, one of FORUM-ASIA members in Malaysia, launched its Malaysia Racial Discrimination Report 2017. From its media scanning, the year of 2017 has seen an increase in incidences of racial discrimination in Malaysia. As the 14th General Elections is around the corner, numerous politicians from all sides, have resorted to [ Read more ]

From Our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Statement: Resolve Child’s Education Restriction or Resign Immediately
16 January 2018 5:18 pm

16 January 2018 Resolve Child’s Education Restriction or Resign Immediately Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is appalled by the inaction of the Ministry of Education in addressing the denial of access to school by the Immigration Department of Malaysia. Despite the assurance by the Deputy Prime Minister, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on 11 January 2017[1] that the [ Read more ]

From Our Member Pusat KOMAS, Malaysia – Statement: Ethnic-Based Political Parties are not Relevant in Malaysia
4:55 pm

January 8, 2018 Ethnic-Based Political Parties are not Relevant in Malaysia Pusat KOMAS is appalled by the views by certain quarters which stressed that ethnic-based political parties are still relevant in this country. We would like to reiterate that ethnic-based political parties are not and will not be relevant in the past, present or in [ Read more ]

Joint Statement – Malaysia: Cease Arbitrary Detention and Deportation of Human Rights Defenders
31 July 2017 2:03 pm

We the undersigned civil society strongly condemn the detention and subsequent deportation of Adilur Rahman Khan on 20 July 2017 and express our grave concerns on the growing trend in Malaysia where local activists are not allowed to leave the country while activists from other countries are not allowed to enter into Malaysia. Adilur Rahman [ Read more ]