Malaysia

[Event] ACSC / APF 2021 Plenary Session: Failed Promises: A CSO Assessment on ASEAN’s Response to the Militarisation and Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia
13 October 2021 12:14 pm

Date: Friday, 15 October 2021 Time: 1.00 – 2.15 PM (GMT+7) Register here: l.forum-asia.org/ACSCAPF21 Live via: Zoom   This year’s ASEAN Civil Society Conference / ASEAN Peoples’ Forum eclipses a challenging era for the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) as it deals with the spillover effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the worsening crisis in Myanmar. Eight [ Read more ]

[Report] Summary Report: 9th Asian Human Rights Defenders Forum
5 October 2021 1:10 am

FORUM-ASIA is proud to present its new publication, “Summary Report: 9th Asian Human Rights Defenders Forum”, an abridgement from an event that facilitates human rights defenders (HRDs) and women human rights defenders (WHRDs) to discuss work and advocacy efforts, and share the experiences and challenges they face. From 2019 to date, the situation of defenders [ Read more ]

[Public Report] Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19: Addressing the Crisis in Southeast Asia
1 October 2021 8:40 am

Executive Summary On August 9 and 10, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) conducted the Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19: Addressing the Crisis in Southeast Asia, which was graced by over 75 participants from the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of [ Read more ]

[Publication] Outcome Document from the Virtual Conference on ‘Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19: Addressing the Crisis in Southeast Asia’
30 September 2021 12:46 pm

COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc throughout Southeast Asia. The health crisis has also catalysed the rise of authoritarianism, the over-securitisation of societies, and systemic efforts to suppress democracy, human rights, and fundamental freedoms in the region. Hence, it is critical to activate, strengthen and protect spaces and mechanisms for civil society to defend human rights [ Read more ]

From Our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Campaign: Why We Need IPCMC?
10 August 2021 9:22 pm

From 2001-2020, SUARAM, our member from Malaysia, documented only three cases where actions were taken against police officers responsible for deaths in custody. With 12 deaths in custody recorded this year alone, SUARAM is having a call to action so that the IPCMC ensure cases of deaths in custody stop! The need to create an [ Read more ]

[Online Conference] Human Rights in the time of COVID-19: Addressing the Crisis in Southeast Asia
5 August 2021 4:55 pm

Date: 9 August 2021 Time: 1 – 4 PM (GMT+7) Platforms: Zoom, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Registration: bit.ly/FApandemicconference1 The impact of COVID-19 has severely hindered the fulfilment of human rights in the Asian region. Join us in a two-part online event where we discuss the trend of human rights violations and shrinking civic spaces in Asia [ Read more ]

[Statement] Malaysia: End the intimidation of artists and human rights defenders
3 July 2021 3:37 pm

(3 July 2021, Bangkok) ‒ The Government of Malaysia must end its intimidation of artists and human rights defenders and protect the freedom of expression, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) said in a statement today. On 2 July 2021, filmmaker Anna Har and cartoonist Amin Landak were questioned over an animated [ Read more ]

From Our Member Pusat KOMAS, Malaysia – Pusat KOMAS Short Films / Filem Pendek
1 July 2021 5:12 am

Pusat KOMAS, our member from Malaysia, has developed a series of short films to demonstrate the situations of discrimination that migrants suffer in the country. “Are migrants not human? Do we put ourselves in their situation? Come and watch the short film “Jaguh Rasis di Kampung” in collaboration with Pusat KOMAS and HAS Production to [ Read more ]

From Our Member Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), Malaysia – Launch: Cartoon competition focusing on campaigning against torture of young people
5:01 am

In conjunction with International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM, our member from Malaysia, launched a cartoon competition focusing on campaigning against torture of young people. The cartoon competition will launch the Malaysian Youth Action against Torture campaign and the theme of the competition is ‘Youth against Torture’. The cartoon [ Read more ]

From Our Member Pusat KOMAS, Malaysia – Race to Equality
28 May 2021 11:08 pm

Pusat Komas, our member from Malaysia, has launched a virtual run campaign for social cohesion and national unity, Race to Equality, in conjunction with the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21st March 2021. The objective of the run is: To permeate past NGO/CSO networks and have ordinary citizens be proponents of [ Read more ]