SUARAM’s Stakeholder Report for Malaysia 3rd Universal Periodic Report is now available!
Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) welcomes the stance adopted by the new Minister for Home Affairs, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on reviewing draconian laws and the acknowledgement for the need for engagement with civil societies.
While the promises for consultation and review of draconian law is a much appreciated after decades of repression, SUARAM would like to remind the Minister that there are urgent matters which requires his immediate interventions.
Following the Malaysian people’s decision to vote for change in general elections held on 9 May, we the undersigned civil society organisations call on the incoming government to honor the mandate it has been given by implementing a comprehensive program of reform and strengthening human rights protections in Malaysia.
Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser, 21 May 2018
SUARAM has been calling for the abolition of the death penalty ever since we have existed. There is no better time for our country to abolish the death penalty than the present predicament we face in trying to extradite Sirul, one of the convicted murderers of Altantuya from Australia. Since the Australian government cannot bring itself to return someone to Malaysia where he will be facing the death penalty, the just and reasonable thing to do is to do away with the death penalty once and for all. In so doing, we can ensure that this other convicted killer of Altantuya faces justice in our country.
Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is concerned with the conduct of the Royal Malaysian Police in conducting pre-dawn raids at Najib Razak’s residence despite the lack of any imminent threat to security posed by the former Prime Minister and the subsequent complaints raised by Najib Razak and Family.