Tag: human rights
The widespread belief that he is a political prisoner reflects a universal view that he is a relevant leader for the times.
It is obvious that the World Health Organisation, though under the United Nations, does not abide by the articles on human rights promoted by its parent body.
After allegations of abuse and deaths of seven detainees in Juru, human rights commission makes unannounced visit and says only one detainee died, a Cambodian woman who had a heart attack in May.
Police officers standing over middle-aged woman forced to take off her burkini, as one of the men write a summons, making France 'laughing stock of the world'.
First arrested for probe into attempted murder and rioting, now held for two years in Kluang under Prevention of Crime Act.
The human rights NGO has called for immediate investigation into claims that immigrants have been tortured at the Juru detention depot in Penang.
Human rights lawer Syahredzan Johan questions need to detain MyWatch chairman for 18 days before arresting him again under Act which allows for detention without trial.
Its Asia Division senior adviser says the NGO is a life saver for many women and migrants workers in Malaysia.
The latest shift of goal posts was by not granting discretionary powers to judges to hand down different forms of punishment.
The maltreatment of migrants has led to many deaths and brought disgrace to the country besides obstructing long-term economic progress.
Malaysia urged to sign UN Convention and not to grant privileges exclusively only to certain groups
Suaram calls for an end to 'sickening spectacle' of token non-Malays granted citizenship at election time.
The Foreign Ministry says Muhammad Shafee’s appointment is part of the government's efforts to advance the promotion and protection of human rights.
Reporting a decline in freedoms such as freedom of expression and religion, Comango urges government to honour its commitment to the UN’s recommendations.
NGO says it is totally unacceptable and unbecoming of a responsible government to slash funds and restrict the work of the human rights commission.
Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan says Immigration Act grants the government powers to prohibit Malaysians from travelling abroad but says Bersih head can refer her case to Immigration Department.
Human rights commission says Govt should protect children by rejecting corporal punishment in schools.
Sabah church leader reminds Federal Government that Malaysia Agreement carries international treaty obligations.
Suaram calls for stop to demonisation of transgenders and for LGBT not to be denied jobs.
After budget cut from RM13mil to RM5mil, chairman says 'we may need to march to Parliament'.
Foreign Ministry alleges US ignored Malaysia's sovereign right to decide on its internal affairs.
Penang Deputy Chief Minister II claims affirmative action has resulted in the exacerbation of race and religious polarisation in the country.
Kerry argued that respecting human rights does not weaken a government and that repressing citizens opens the door to the growth of violent extremism.
"Nisha Ayub Day" is in recognition of the activist's efforts in fighting for equality and the protection of transgender rights.