Tolak Kapal Pelarian Tindakan Tidak Berperikemanuasiaan

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) mengutuk tindakan kerajaan Malaysia yang menolak kemasukan bot mangsa-mangsa pelarian etnik Rohinya dan menolak mereka semula ke laut pada 16 April lalu. Pada hari sebelumnya, dilaporkan bahawa pengawal laut Bangladesh telah menyelamatkan sebuah bot yang mengandungi kira-kira 382 orang pelarian yang tersiri daripada wanita dan kanak-kanak setelah lebih dua bulan terdampar selepas ditidakkan memasuki Malaysia . Lebih 30 orang dilaporkan meinggal dunia sebelum bantuan sampai. Walaupun Malaysia bukan negara penandatangan Konvensyen Pelarian Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (PBB) 1951 yang mengiktiraf hak-hak seserang sebagai pelarian, SUARAM berpendapat bahawa Malaysia masih lagi mempunyai tanggungjawab terhadap kemanusian secara sejagat.

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Involve Independent Investigator for Accountability

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is closely monitoring the development related to the five Mongolian national who are now under Interim Protection Order (IPO) following allegation that two of them were sexually assaulted by a police inspector.

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Right to Record Law Enforcement Critical for Accountability

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is concerned about news reports that Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador has barred citizens from recording videos of policemen at roadblocks across the country. He apparently said that “this was an irresponsible action and contravened the movement control order (MCO)”. The Inspector-General’s statements were not only dangerous, they were also unclear. He threatened citizens who film the police with arrest, but also reportedly claimed that “if they have gone out to purchase goods, it is not a problem, but if they purposely go out to record the roadblocks, then it is an offence.” The Inspector-General must make it clear that any citizen who is out in order to purchase goods, visit a doctor, or another valid reason, is also able to film the police while doing so.

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Arrest for Alleged Insult against Johor Royal Family

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) received concerning report that an individual has been arrested and remanded under Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act 1998 for alleged insult against member of the Johor Royal Family.

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