POLITICAL WILL, NOT CONSTITUTION, KEY TO RATIFYING ICERD

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 19 November 2018

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said that implementing the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) would entail amending the Federal Constitution, and this is an almost impossible thing to do. He pointed out that a two-thirds parliamentary majority was needed for this to happen.

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ICERD ADDRESSES DISCRIMINATORY POLICIES AND PRACTICES

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 23 Oct 2018

The current debate about whether Article 153 of our Constitution violates the International Convention on the Eradication of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) misses the point about Malaysia ratifying this important Convention. The vital question we need to ask is: Are we ready to face the world community and declare that we are free of racially discriminatory policies and practices?

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BUMIPUTERA CONGRESS BURSTS ‘NEW MALAYSIA’ BUBBLE

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong SUARAM Adviser 3 Sept 2018

The shocking pronouncements from the Bumiputera Congress that convened last weekend constitute the biggest let-down to date since the Malaysian people voted for a “new Malaysia” with real reforms after 61 years of BN rule. The PH leaders had promised that affirmative action would be needs-based rather than race-based and concerned rights activists, economists and investors alike have called for the termination of the never-ending New Economic Policy.

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RACIAL AND RELIGIOUS HATRED ACT IS ILL-CONCEIVED

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 26 July 2018

The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religion) Mujahid Yusof Rawa told parliament on July 24 that a Religious and Racial Hatred Act would be tabled soon “… not just to deal with incidences when Islam is insulted but also when non-Muslim faiths are insulted…This is to ensure that our multi-religious and multiracial society is protected from being insulted and belittled.”

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PH OR BN, WE’RE STUCK WITH THE MALAY AGENDA

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 7 March 2018

I believe young Malaysians like Wan Saiful should have a go at the political game which is like a merry go round in a fun fair and that the aging politicians who have been hogging the dumb horses for nearly half a century should get off and let other youngsters have a go…

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