THE PERVERSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN ‘NEW MALAYSIA’

Speech by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser at the launch of SUARAM’s Human Rights Report on Malaysia 2018, 28 May 2019

One year after the new PH government has come into office, we find that human rights in Malaysia continue to be perverted because of apparent lack of political will to significantly reform the old Malaysian institutionalised politics of racism and racial discrimination. It is disappointing to say the least, that the PH reneged on their promises to ratify crucial international treaties in their election manifesto, namely International Convention on the Eradication of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) and the Rome Statute on International Criminal Court (ICC).

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TIME FOR ‘PEOPLE BEFORE PROFITS 2.0’

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 30 May 2019

As the politics based on “race” continue to preoccupy our politicians, we would be wise to instead focus on the issues that benefit the “people”, namely, the climate crisis, the toxic pollution of our environment, the continuing destruction of our parks and forests, the displacement of our indigenous peoples and marginalised communities for so-called “development”.  

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OPEN POSITION: Law Reform Project Coordinator

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) currently has an open position for a LAW REFORM PROJECT COORDINATOR, please find the full job description and application process below.

Overview
The Law Reform Project Coordinator will be responsible for implementing and monitoring SUARAM’s advocacy on law reform and coordinate SUARAM’s engagement with the broader civil societies, especially on areas relating to law reform and the overall reform agenda.

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Kenyataan Media: IPD Klang siasat Penyelaras SUARAM Kerana Lapor Penderaan Dalam Tahanan.

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) kecewa dengan tindakan Ketua Polis Daerah (KPD) Klang Selatan yang telah membuat satu laporan polis terhadap sidang media SUARAM berkenaan penderaan ke atas dua tahanan di bawah IPD Klang Selatan, Ahmad Haikal bin Anuar dan Muhammad bin Pardi pada 24 Mei lalu. Keluarga mangsa dan penyelaras SUARAM telah dipanggil bagi disoal siasat berkaitan siding media berkenaan pada 28 dan 30 Mei 2019 berikutan laporan polis ini yang dibuat oleh KPD.

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SUARAM Annual Human Rights Report 2018

Human Rights Must be the Foundation of Malaysia’s Reform

Digital copy of SUARAM Annual Human Rights Report will be available for download HERE until 31 July 2019.

Missed our launch? Tune in to our recording at Youtube!

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) Annual Human Rights Report 2018 aims to outline the situation pertaining to human rights in Malaysia for the year 2018. The human rights discourse has evolved drastically following the 14th General Election. However, the first change in administration in Malaysia does not mean an end to the culture of impunity that characterize the human rights violations in Malaysia. Even under the new administration, crucial reforms to remedy the ongoing human rights violations have been slow and met with substantial opposition.

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