Malaysia

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 ]

Malaysia: Promote human rights amidst political upheaval
5 March 2020 10:18 am

(Bangkok, 4 March 2020) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), its member-organisations in Malaysia, Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) and Pusat KOMAS, and the undersigned organisations call on the Government of Malaysia to uphold principles of multi-racialism and democratic reform, regardless of the leadership of the day. Malaysia should not return to [ Read more ]

‘We cannot detach ourselves from the ground’ – Interview with Sevan Doraisamy, Vice-Chairperson of FORUM-ASIA’s Executive Committee
7 January 2020 11:00 am

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked with Sevan Doraisamy, Executive Director of Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), a member of FORUM-ASIA in Malaysia, and current Vice-Chairperson of FORUM-ASIA. In this interview, Sevan shares with us his experiences as a human rights defender working to advance civil and political rights, in particular of marginalised communities in Malaysia. How [ Read more ]

Malaysia: End the harassment of Seven Doraisamy and repeal Malaysia’s repressive laws
17 December 2019 6:16 pm

(Bangkok, 17 December 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns the continued harassment of the Executive Director of Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), Sevan Doraisamy. The harassment seems to have been triggered by the organisation’s activities calling for the repeal of Malaysia’s repressive security law. The Government of Malaysia should end [ Read more ]

From Our Member Pusat KOMAS, Malaysia – Learning other religion would decrease social discomfort
22 November 2019 5:25 pm

Pusat KOMAS is deeply worried with the character of Malaysian elections remorsefully becoming a sad market of decaying social values and toxic politics. Lack of understanding the virtuousness of different religion is the fundamental reason for the continuous exploitation of race and religion in the election domain, recently, at Tanjung Piai by-election which sees the [ Read more ]

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 ]