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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tag: human rights

China accuses US of ‘looking for excuse’ to meddle in internal...

Tech blacklist US' latest salvo in its trade war with Beijing.

Jailed Uighur scholar wins top human rights award

Accolade likely to draw ire of Beijing, which slammed Ilham Tohti’s nomination last month.

Help end the oppression, Shia Muslims tell Suhakam

About a dozen Shia Muslims take their case to the rights commission alleging state discrimination complicated by 'powerful forces'.

We don’t need to protect Zakir Naik, says Lawyers for Liberty

The lawyers' group urges the government to act against the controversial preacher and stop giving him special treatment.

No Shia or Sunni in Article 3, says Suhakam

Rights commissioner Hishamudin Yunus urges authorities to follow the spirit of the Amman Message in the wake of a crackdown on Shia Muslims.

Suhakam warns against ‘instinct to hate’ after anti-Shia raids

The goverment's rights body reminds Islamic authorities of the Amman Message calling for an end to sectarianism.

Envoy tight-lipped over crackdown on Turks abroad

Arif Komis and his family were deported in late August upon a request from Ankara.

Shia-bashing, impotent leaders and our mockery of human rights

If Mujahid Yusof Rawa could put a stop to all these vilification of Shias during every Friday sermon, just like Caliph Umar, he will be remembered for years to come.

Water shortage at Sg Buloh prison hits detainees

Lawyer Hannan Ishak says prisoners are only allowed half a glass of water every day and some are refusing to eat in order not to go to the toilet.

Is Pakatan Harapan serious about protecting human rights?

Or is the deportation of Turkish national Arif Komis and his family meant to get on the good side of the Erdogan regime.

Dr M defends decision to hand over school teacher to Turkish...

The prime minister says there is proof that Arif Komis belongs to an organisation accused of plotting the 2016 failed coup in Turkey.

Activists, rights groups blast Putrajaya after family of 6 sent back...

They say the Pakatan Harapan's statements in defence of human rights were mere lip-service.

Protect SIS, not attack it, says Lawyers for Liberty after court...

Lawyers for Liberty says the decision of the High Court in affirming the fatwa against Sisters in Islam has major consequences for others, too.

UN expert questions Putrajaya’s claim of eradicating poverty

Philip Alston says the nation's poverty rate does not reflect the cost of living and excludes vulnerable populations from its figures.

Academic named Malaysia’s first children’s commissioner

Noor Aziah Awal is a law lecturer at UKM and has served as Malaysia's representative in an Asean commission on women's and children's rights.

No country, no work: Refugees despair at slow pace of reforms

Years of waiting without basic rights is causing mental health issues and leaving many turning to underground work, where they risk abuse.

China rejects US lawmaker’s comments on HK protests, human rights

China's Foreign Ministry Office in Hong Kong 'urges foreign politicians to stop sending the wrong signals over this violent behaviour'.

Suhakam newcomer on mission to get Sarawakians to lodge complaints

Madeline Berma finds it odd that a commission which promotes and protects human rights is getting few complaints from the state.

Don’t like refugees? Try meeting one

A study finds that negative attitudes can disappear after a face-to-face meeting.

China thanks UAE for backing Beijing’s Xinjiang policies

Beijing has come under growing international scrutiny for placing about a million mostly Muslim ethnic minorities in internment camps in the name of counter-terrorism.

Myanmar filmmaker charged over Facebook posts about military

The director, who runs a human rights film festival, was detained three months ago after a complaint from an army officer that listed 10 of his Facebook posts.

UN drug war probe rejected by top Duterte diplomat

The Philippines rejects a UN resolution looking to investigate President Duterte’s anti-drug campaign.

Executions ‘rampant’ in Philippine drug war, UN probe needed

Impunity and unlawful killings continue unabated three years into the Philippines' war on drugs, according to a recent report.

No rush, govt says on ratifying UN treaty against torture

Deputy minister Mohamed Hanipa Maidin says the government does not want to rush into ratifying Uncat as it did with ICERD.