Malaysia

Malaysia: Release CNRP leader Mu Sochua
7 November 2019 12:05 pm

FORUM-ASIA denounces the detention of Mu Sochua, the leader of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), at the airport in Malaysia. We urge the Malaysian Government to immediately release the exiled leader. The detention comes after unwarranted disruption of Sochua’s press conference by the Cambodian Ambassador to Indonesia in Jakarta yesterday. These acts of intimidation [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Malaysia: Stop intimidation and harassment of SUARAM Executive Director, Sevan Doraisamy
15 October 2019 2:07 pm

(15 October 2019, Bangkok) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and Asia Democracy Network (AND), on behalf of their members, express solidarity with Sevan Doraisamy, the Executive Director of Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) and Executive Committee member of FORUM-ASIA, as he faces intimidation and harassment from the Kangar Police. On 11 [ Read more ]

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 2019 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 ]

Meeting with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM)
20 February 2019 3:05 pm

As a part of the 12th Regional Consultation of the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institution (ANNI), the participating ANNI members visited the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM), on 20 February 2019. Around 20 ANNI members from across Asia, who work on strengthening and establishing National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in their [ 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 ]