NGO concerned over racial profiling of criminals

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Komas Director Jerald Joseph - TMI file pic

Komas Director Jerald Joseph – TMI file pic

PETALING JAYA, March 21 — The “trend” of racialising criminality indicates increasing racial discrimination in Malaysia, a human rights group said today.

Pusat Komas was referring to the brawl at Low Yat Plaza and demonstration at Kota Raya last year, where incidents of mobile phone theft and cheating at the respective malls in the city centre had turned into racially charged issues.

“In 2015, a new trend of racial discrimination became evident when several incidents of criminal acts were used to justify racial discrimination and stir up unrest among different races,” Pusat Komas said in its inaugural report on racial discrimination here today. Read more

Launch of the Malaysian Racial Discrimination Report 2015


Pusat KOMAS will be organizing a report launch of “Malaysia Racial Discrimination Report 2015”.
The launch event will be in a forum panel method, where the esteemed speakers will be sharing their insights on the topic of “The Current State of Racial Discrimination in Malaysia”. The details of the Malaysia Racial Discrimination Report 2015 launch is as below:


Date: 21st March 2016
Time: 10 am – 12.30 pm
Venue: Armada Hotel, Petaling Jaya
The speakers for the launch and forum are as below:

Report Launch:

  • Mr. Jerald Joseph (Pusat KOMAS)
  • Mr. Ryan Chua (Pusat KOMAS)

Speakers for Forum:

  • YB Hannah Yeoh (Speaker of Selangor State Legislative Assembly)
  • Dato Saifuddin Abdullah (Former NUCC Member)
  • Associate Professor Dr Andrew Aeria (UNIMAS)
  • Mr. Azrul bin Mohd. Khalib (Malaysians for Malaysia)
  • Moderator: Mr. Jerald Joseph (Pusat KOMAS)

Peninsular Malaysians ‘average or selectively’ racist, NGO’s racism index shows

Source: The Malay Mail Online

KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 ― Malaysians in the peninsula are “average or “selectively” racist, Centre for a Better Tomorrow (Cenbet) said today, citing findings from a recent survey conducted for its Racism Index.

According to the index unveiled this morning, peninsular Malaysians scored 59.1 per cent on the index, putting them in the “average or selectively racist” category, behind the categories “racist” and “moderately racist”.

Cenbet co-president Gan Ping Sieu said that the survey showed that although many Malaysians here do not see themselves racist, their answers appeared to indicate they still have racist tendencies.

“Despite what we say, we are generally and selectively racist in nature. We have shades of racism in us,” he said. Read more