HRC35 Oral Statement on the declining Human Rights situations in several Asian countries
16 June 2017 4:02 pm

35th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: General Debate on the human rights situations that require the Council’s attention Oral Statement Delivered by R. Iniyan Ilango on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Friday, 16 June 2017 Mr President, FORUM-ASIA draws the Council’s attention to declining human [ Read more ]

From our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Justice for Bill Kayong: Police and Prosecution must Ensure Justice is Done!
14 June 2017 5:36 pm

We, the undersigned civil society organisations, expressed our dismay at the acquittal of three prime suspects in the murder of indigenous rights activist, the late Bill Kayong. On 6 June 2017, three of the four accused for the murder of Bill Kayong was discharged and acquitted by the Miri High Court following prosecution’s failure to [ Read more ]

From our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Malaysian Human Rights Annual Report 2016
12 June 2017 3:13 pm

‘In Malaysia, we have undergone decades of human rights activism.  What we see taking shape globally provides much cause for concern.  Locally, we see incremental instances of freedom erosion in tandem with international developments.  Fortunately, the leaders of our independence signed us the Federal Constitution as a protective measure to meet new threats to our [ Read more ]

Malaysia – Cease harassment of Citizen Action Group on Enforced Disappearances (CAGED)
2 June 2017 5:36 pm

(Bangkok, 2 June 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) calls on the Government of Malaysia to cease the persecution of the newly established Citizen Action Group on Enforced Disappearances (CAGED), which FORUM-ASIA member Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) holds the Secretariat for, and instead focus on recent cases of enforced disappearances [ Read more ]

From our Member, SUARAM, Malaysia – Statement of the Citizen Action Group on Enforced Disappearances (CAGED) Committee
24 May 2017 3:51 pm

Statement issued by the Citizen Action Group on Enforced Disappearances (CAGED) Committee on 24th May 2017 1) We want to thank all friends and concerned Malaysians for their prayers and words of support. 2) This morning three of CAGED activists (Thomas Fann, Sevan Doraisamy & Rama Ramanathan) went in to Police HQ at Bukit Aman, [ Read more ]

From our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Malaysia: Investigate two possible cases of enforced disappearance
16 May 2017 3:27 pm

Kuala Lumpur, Paris, 16 May 2017: Malaysian authorities must immediately conduct swift, thorough, and impartial investigations into the disappearances of a social worker and a pastor, FIDH, its member organization Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), and the civil society coalition Citizen Action Group on Enforced Disappearance (CAGED) urged today. The three groups made the call a [ Read more ]

Open Letter from ANNI Concerning the Unjust Conviction of Lena Hendry
15 March 2017 10:53 am

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 13 March 2017 Re: ANNI Letter concerning the unjust conviction of human rights defender, Lena Hendry, by Kuala Lumpur Magistrate’s Court Dear Mr. Chairman, On behalf of the Asian [ Read more ]

From Our Member Pusat KOMAS, Malaysia – Press Statement: Free Lena Hendry – Victim of Unjust Censorship Law
28 February 2017 10:35 am

Lena Hendry was found guilty on February 21 2017 by the Magistrate’s Court in Kuala Lumpur for screening “No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka”, a film on human rights violations during the civil war in Sri Lanka. Her sentencing will take place on March 22, 2017. Human rights defender and former PUSAT [ Read more ]

From our Member, SUARAM, Malaysia – Prosecution of Young Refugee Violates Malaysia’s International Human Rights Obligations!
23 February 2017 5:26 pm

23 February 2017 Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) strongly condemn the detention of the 15 years old Rohingya refugee for not possessing appropriate travel documents. Refugees remain one of the most marginalized community in Malaysia due to the continued refusal to acknowledge their existence by the Malaysian government and government institutions. The legal vacuum in terms [ Read more ]

From Our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Conviction of Lena Hendry Another Blow to Freedom of Expression!
21 February 2017 7:00 pm

21 February 2017 Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) finds the decision to convict Lena Hendry by the magistrate court under Section 6(1)(b) of the Film Censorship Board regrettable and flawed in nature. The absence of adequate evidence led to Lena’s initial accquital was sound as there was a lack of evidence on part of the prosecution [ Read more ]