Malaysia

Stop legal action against Malaysian human rights lawyer and blogger
26 April 2011 9:00 pm

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) received information regarding a law suit being filed against Mr. Charles Hector Fernandez, a Malaysian human rights lawyer, activist and blogger over defamation. Mr. Hector raised concerns on his blog and via twitter about human rights and labour rights violations of 31 Burmese migrant workers of [ Read more ]

Protect the rights of children and sexual minorities in Malaysia
22 April 2011 9:03 am

Open Letter to the Government of Malaysia for the protection of the rights of children and sexual minorities His Excellency Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin Ministry of Education Block E8, Complex E, Federal Government Administrative Centre, 62604, Putrajaya, Malaysia cc. Tan Sri Hasmy Agam, Chairperson, SUHAKAM 22 April 2011 Your Excellency, The Asian Forum for Human [ Read more ]

16th HRC: Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
7 March 2011 9:00 pm

16th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Tuesday, 8 March 2011   Thank you, Mr. President. FORUM‐ASIA and its member organization in Malaysia, Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), welcome the report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on its mission to Malaysia (A/HRC/16/47/Add.2). [1] [ Read more ]

Malaysia: Protect Selvach Santhiran
28 October 2010 9:00 pm

The Arrest of Mr. Selvach Santhiran, a Witness to Police Brutality in Malaysia 29 October 2010 The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) received information from Malaysia about the arrest of Mr. Selvach Santhiran, a witness to the torture and subsequent death of a victim while in the custody of Malaysian police authorities. [ Read more ]

(COMMENTARY) Rising Intimidation of Human Rights Defenders in Malaysia
26 August 2010 12:00 pm

The month of August 2010 did not start well for Human Rights Defenders in Malaysia. Since the beginning of the month, Human Rights Defenders have been subject to a series of harassment incidents. There is validity in raising concerns regarding these incidents as it may signal a turn towards even more repression against human rights [ Read more ]

URGENT: Petition to grant clemency for Yong Vui Kong
15 August 2010 11:35 pm

FORUM-ASIA, together with its members in Malaysia and Singapore, SUARAM and Think Centre, and other NGOs, appeal for your support in campaigning for clemency for Yong Vui Kong, a Malaysian arrested in Singapore for drug trafficking when he was 18 years old. On January 2009, the Singapore court delivered the death sentence to Yong, which [ Read more ]

MALAYSIA: Fact-finding report sparks government denial, action
18 July 2010 12:00 pm

A report released by a fact-finding mission investigating the rapes of indigenous Penan women in Sarawak, Malaysia has touched off various reactions from different Malaysian government agencies, ranging from denials of the rapes, pledges of investigation, and a visit by the Malaysian Prime Minister to the indigenous territory. A report released by a fact-finding mission [ Read more ]

Pilot National Training Workshop on ASEAN Advocacy and National Consultation Workshop
30 June 2010 11:32 am

From 19 to 21 July 2010, FORUM-ASIA will organise the pilot training on engaging with the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) in Kuala Lumpur, co-organised with SUARAM, FORUM-ASIA member in Malaysia. It aims to build capacity of civil society organisations in Malaysia to engage with the newly formed AICHR. This pilot training is also a prior step to finalise the [ Read more ]

MALAYSIA – Between a rock and a hard place: Afghan refugees and asylum seekers
15 June 2010 2:48 am

Afghanistan has been the source of one of the world’s largest and most enduring protracted refugee situations.  However, Afghan refugees and asylum seekers in Malaysia are a relatively recent phenomenon. Health Equity Initiatives (HEI), today, released the report of a study on the situation of Afghan refugees and asylum seekers in Malaysia.  Through 73 interviews [ Read more ]

MALAYSIA – Rohingya refugees face challenges of inhumanity
2 June 2010 1:11 am

Arakan Rohingya Refugee Committee (ARRC) in Malaysia issued the press release below on 24 May 2010, expressing concerns over the crises the Rohingya refugees and asylum seekers in Malaysia are facing. They are not receiving enough health care and many are passing lives in critical situation. We at the Arakan Rohingya Refugee Committee (ARRC), Malaysia [ Read more ]