Congratulation Human Rights Commision of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) for its achievements!

We at Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) would like to extend our warmest regards to our fellow human rights defender at SUHAKAM in celebration of SUHAKAM’s 15th anniversary.

From its inception, the journey that SUHAKAM experienced was by no means a smooth one. Through all the challenges and criticism they faced, SUHAKAM have shown Malaysia and their international counterparts their will and desire in developing and safeguarding human rights in Malaysia. For that, SUARAM would like to commend SUHAKAM for their unwavering support for human rights in the face of adversity throughout the 15 years they have operated.

However, we must not forget that the struggle for human rights in Malaysia is by no means at an end. The discovery of a new mass grave in Northern Malaysia in August and the increased usage of the Sedition Act 1945 by governmental agencies serve as reminders that there are plenty more to be done in order for us to create a better and brighter Malaysia for all.

Last but not least, we at SUARAM would like to congratulate all the distinguished individuals and organizations that was selected for the 2015 Human Rights Awards. We wish you the very best in your future endeavour and look forward to see your success in championing human rights!

Sevan Doraisamy
Executive Director,
SUARAM, Malaysia