Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is launching our Human Rights Report 2020 Overview on 9 December 2020, on the eve of Human Rights Day for the year.
2020 was a challenging year for Malaysia as the nation grappled with not just the pandemic crisis, but the political crisis that has engulfed the whole year. The collapse of the Pakatan Harapan government in February 2020 through non-electoral means has indeed put a major dent on Malaysia’s democracy and has betrayed the mandate of the people. Nevertheless, throughout the reign of the Pakatan Harapan government, the human rights commitments that was made under its manifestos were either unfulfilled or completely ignored. Moreover, the greater freedom under the Pakatan Harapan government slowly evaporated when the administration turns back to detention with trial laws and U-turn on its human rights promises.Continue reading “SUARAM Human Rights Report Overview 2020 Launch”