WAO International Women’s Day Launch

Illustrations by Wen-Li Chan Floral design by Allie Hill and Ruby Subramaniam Poster taken from WAO's Facebook event page

Illustrations by Wen-Li Chan
Floral design by Allie Hill and Ruby Subramaniam
Poster taken from WAO’s Facebook event page

This International Women’s Day, WAO will launch a domestic violence case study report and an art exhibit at Masjid Jamek LRT Station.

We will share the stories of domesic violence survivors and the findings of our report. Artists Allie Hill and Chan Wen Li will also share the vision and concept of the art exhibit.

We will walk over to Masjid Jamek LRT Station at 11:30am to view the art exhibit (5-minute walk). Refreshments will be served.

Free admission. Please RSVP via bit.ly/wao2017 by March 3rd.

Suaram Annual Human Rights Report 2015 Launch

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LAUNCH OF SUARAM ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT 2015

SUARAM will be launching its Annual Human Rights Report 2015 at an event as follows:

Date : 15th June 2016 (Wednesday)
Time : 10.00AM – 1.00PM (registration will start at 9.30AM)
Venue : Auditorium, KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH), No. 1, Jalan Maharajalela, 50150 Kuala Lumpur

Throughout the event, SUARAM aims to critically examine and discuss the human rights situation in Malaysia for 2015. This event will be the perfect platform for us to foster solidarity in defending and advocating human rights in Malaysia. As such, your attendance will speak volumes in our mutual quest for a better Malaysia.

Full itinerary for the launch would be provided for a week before the launch. For further enquiries and RSVP, kindly contact Mr. Chew (Dobby) at monitoring@suaram.net or +6011-3988 3367/ +603-7784 3525.

NGOs concerned over regressing human rights

Source: FMT News

Reporting a decline in freedoms such as freedom of expression and religion, Comango urges government to honour its commitment to the UN’s recommendations. Pic taken from FMT News.

Reporting a decline in freedoms such as freedom of expression and religion, Comango urges government to honour its commitment to the UN’s recommendations. Pic taken from FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: The Coalition of Malaysian NGOs (Comango) is concerned with the regression of human rights in the nation.

At a press conference on its midterm Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process report, the group, made up of 54 NGOs, revealed its assessment of 60 measurable recommendations out of the 113 recommendations accepted by Malaysia in 2014.

The UPR report details United Nations member state’s performance in relation to the implementation of human rights recommendations it has accepted based on recommendations of other countries.

In its midterm report, Comango revealed that only 20% of the 60 recommendations had been fully implemented, while 57% of the recommendations have seen a regressing situation.

Areas which have seen a regression are freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, freedom of religion, elections and migrant workers among others. Read more

Kenyataan Media EAIC berhubung dapatan siasatan EAIC ke atas kematian N. Dharmendran semasa dalam tahanan polis

EAIC_logoKENYATAAN MEDIA 28 APRIL 2016
Sumber: Laman Facebook EAIC | Laman Sesawang EAIC

DAPATAN SIASATAN EAIC
KE ATAS KEMATIAN N. DHARMENDRAN
SEMASA DALAM TAHANAN POLIS
Putrajaya 28 April 2016 – Suruhanjaya Integriti Agensi Penguatkuasaan atau Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC), selaras dengan kehendak seksyen 30 (5) Akta Suruhanjaya Integriti Agensi Penguatkuasaan 2009 [Akta 700], dengan ini mengumumkan keputusan pendengaran awamnya ke atas kematian Dharmendran a/l Narayanasamy (N. Dharmendran, si mati) semasa dalam tahanan polis di Lokap Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah, Bahagian Siasatan Khas (D9) Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen (IPK) Kuala Lumpur pada 21 Mei 2013.
Lima (5) sesi pendengaran awam telah dijalankan, di mana sesi pertama hingga ketiga telah diadakan di Menara TH Perdana, Kuala Lumpur pada 27-31 Julai 2015 (pertama), 17-21 Ogos 2015 (kedua), 14-18 September 2015 (ketiga), manakala sesi keempat dan kelima telah diadakan di Bangunan Menara Usahawan, Putrajaya pada 26-29 Oktober 2015 dan 16 November 2015.
Pendengaran awam tersebut telah dipengerusikan secara bersama oleh YA Datuk Yaacob bin Haji Md. Sam (Pengerusi EAIC) dan tiga Pesuruhjaya EAIC iaitu Dato’ Sri Robert Jacob Ridu, Encik Vinayak Prabhakar Pradhan dan Puan Leong May Chan dibantu oleh tiga perunding (consultant) iaitu Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd Jamil bin Johari (Mantan Timbalan Ketua Polis Negara), Profesor Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Sharifah Hapsah binti Syed Hasan Shahabudin (Mantan Naib Canselor Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) dan Encik Lim Chee Wee (Mantan Presiden Majlis Peguam Malaysia). Sesi pendengaran awam turut dihadiri oleh peguam pemerhati iaitu daripada Majlis Peguam Malaysia, peguam yang mewakili keluarga si mati serta wakil daripada PDRM. Sesi pendengaran awam turut dibuka kepada wakil media dan orang awam.

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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