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Pakatan Harapan Must Renew Commitment to Human Rights Principles for 2020

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) launched our Human Rights Report 2019 Overview on 9 December 2019, on the eve of human rights days celebration for the year.

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DAP SHOULD STOP USING THE OLD BN SCRIPT

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 17 Feb 2020

DAP backbenchers in Penang have responded to the critique of its so-called “development” policies by Penang Forum by echoing what BN politicians used to say to civil society critics, namely “join political parties or form a new one”. They go on to say that Penang Forum is an unelected and undemocratic entity.

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NEW EDUCATION REFORMS OR DR. M’S OLD OBSESSIONS?

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 2 Feb 2020

Since the prime minister’s “temporary” takeover of the Education portfolio, the country has waited with bated breath wondering what radically new education reforms Dr. Mahathir has in store for us. Now he has announced the reintroduction of the old policy of his first term in office that English will be the medium of instruction for the teaching of Science and Mathematics. His Deputy Education Minister has tried to fend off opposition to such a move, by saying that this is not yet policy despite the fact that the Prime Minister’s announcement is clearly stated in the video broadcast.

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PH GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE ACTION AGAINST MALAYSIAN COLONIALISTS IN PNG

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 31 Jan 2020

Dr Mahathir and the PH government praised Sarawak Report (SR) for its expose of the 1MDB scandal. One could say Pakatan Harapan should thank SR for their victory at the GE14. They cannot now ignore SR’s latest report and film exposing the exploitative and oppressive record of Malaysian logging and plantation companies in Papua New Guinea. (Sarawak Report, “Sarawak’s Logging Tycoons in Papua New Guinea,” January 2020)

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Custodial Medical Unit: Timely Reform to Police Lockups

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) welcomes the announcement by PDRM’s Management Director, Datuk Abd Rahim Jaafar on the introduction of custodial medical units to address custodial death in police detention.

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WIRE-TAPPING IS A GROSS ABUSE OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 13 Jan 2020

In their exuberance over the exposure of wiretapped conversations of the former Prime Minister, some Malaysian NGOs have sanctioned the release of these audio recordings by the MACC, carelessly muddling through historical facts in the process and justifying the legality of the process.

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