Foreign Ministry slams US Human Rights Report on Malaysia

Source: NST Online

(File pix) The United States’ 2015 Human Rights Country Report on Malaysia is based on unsubstantiated information and relies primarily on sources whose objectivity is questionable, says Foreign Ministry. Pix by Ghazali Kori

PUTRAJAYA: The United States’ 2015 Human Rights Country Report on Malaysia is based on unsubstantiated information and relies primarily on sources whose objectivity is questionable.

In a statement today, the Foreign Ministry said the government regretted that the allegations were selectively reflected to impute disrepute on the government.

“The report also didn’t take into consideration the country’s efforts to promote and protect human rights,” it added.

The report was released by the US Department of State as part of its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices of 195 countries and territories. Read more