Malaysia

From Our Members Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), Malaysia and Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), the Philippines – Joint statement: New synergies to reduce torture and ill-treatment in policy custody in South East Asia
26 April 2021 6:57 pm

April 26, 2021 The Association for Prevention of Torture (APT), Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) in Malaysia, Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) and Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) in Thailand are launching a three and a half year cooperation, to foster national and regional synergies to prevent incommunicado detention and forced confession in the three [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Malaysia: End attempts to silence lawyer and human rights defender Charles Hector
24 March 2021 3:44 pm

(Bangkok, 24 March 2021) – Attempts to intimidate Malaysian lawyer and human rights defender (HRD) Charles Hector for his work amount to harassment with the ultimate aim of silencing the people he represents, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and Front Line Defenders said in a joint statement today. Human rights lawyer [ Read more ]

From Our Member Pusat KOMAS, Malaysia – Media Dalang Racism
6 March 2021 12:07 am

“Media dalang Racism” takes us for an emotional rollercoaster when it comes to fault finding. Are we racist? Who or what causes us to be racist? This short film produced by Pusat KOMAS show us the ways racism is perpetuated by the media we consume.

Joint Statement: Malaysia Defies Court Order, Putting Lives in Imminent Danger
1 March 2021 1:15 pm

URGENT STATEMENT Joint Statement: Malaysia Defies Court Order, Putting Lives in Imminent Danger BANGKOK, 26 February 2021 The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) and the International Detention Coalition (IDC) strongly urge the Government of Malaysia to grant UNHCR immediate and [ Read more ]

Urgent Statement: Malaysia Must Stop the Planned Deportation of Detained Myanmar Nationals and Allow Detainees Immediate Access to UNHCR
19 February 2021 10:34 am

BANGKOK, 19 February 2021 The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly urge the Government of Malaysia to immediately halt the involuntary repatriation of Myanmar detainees, allow UNHCR access to all detainees scheduled for deportation, and to place the safety and security of vulnerable populations [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Malaysia: Emergency restrictions should not be used to further reinforce political power
14 January 2021 1:12 pm

(Bangkok, 14 January 2021) ‒ Malaysia’s recent declaration of a state of emergency risks compromising the rights of its people and its systems for accountability, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its Malaysia member organisations Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) and Pusat Komas (KOMAS), in a statement. A nation-wide emergency was [ Read more ]

From Our Member Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), Malaysia – Suaram condems assassination of Iranian scientist as cowardly terrorism and calls for UN sanctions against State responsible
30 November 2020 4:18 pm

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser, 30 Nov 2020 SUARAM condemns the brazen assassination of Iran’s top scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and urges the UN to apply sanctions against the state responsible for carrying out this terrorist action. This act of international terrorism is a direct provocation for retaliatory action by Iran and a [ Read more ]

From Our Member Pusat KOMAS, Malaysia – Malaysia needs a holistic fight against racism, let’s denounce hypocrisy
14 July 2020 2:50 pm

Malaysia needs a holistic fight against racism, let’s denounce hypocrisy Jul 14, 2020 | Press Statements The uncalled racist cum sexist slur made by Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, the Baling MP in the parliament sitting yesterday (13th July 2020), by telling the Batu Kawan MP, Kasthuri Patto to apply powder because of her dusky skin [ Read more ]

Open letter to the Prime Minister of Malaysia: Violent Threats and ‘Hate Speech’ against Rohingya Community in Malaysia
14 May 2020 10:35 am

Prime Minister Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin bin Haji Mohd. Yassin Pejabat Perdana Menteri, Blok Utama Bangunan Perdana Putra Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan 62502 Putrajaya, Malaysia   Copy:   Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin, Minister of Home Affairs Dato’ Sri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein, Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Seri Saravanan Murugan, Minister of Human Resources Tan [ Read more ]

Malaysia: Release detained migrants and address growing discrimination against Rohingya refugees
6 May 2020 2:40 pm

Malaysia: Release detained migrants and address growing discrimination against Rohingya refugees (Bangkok, 6 May 2020) – The Government of Malaysia must release the migrants it has detained and address the growing discrimination against Rohingya refugees in order to effectively address the COVID-19 pandemic, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), and its [ Read more ]