Ops to exhume remains of human trafficking ends today

Source: The Malay Mail Online

A policeman carries plastic bags containing human remains exhumed from graves dug around human trafficking camps near to Malaysia-Thailand border in Wang Kelian, Perlis. The skeletal remains of 99 victims of human trafficking have been found. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Hasnoor Hussain, June 7, 2015.

A policeman carries plastic bags containing human remains exhumed from graves dug around human trafficking camps near to Malaysia-Thailand border in Wang Kelian, Perlis. The skeletal remains of 99 victims of human trafficking have been found. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Hasnoor Hussain, June 7, 2015.

WANG KELIAN, June 9 — Operations to exhume and remove the skeletal remains of victims of human trafficking that began on May 25 came to an end today.

Malaysian police said seven more shrouded bodies were found in seven graves at Bukit Genting Perah around 2.10pm and were brought down at 5.55pm today via Felcra Lubuk Sireh.

The latest findings bring the total number of bodies found to date to 106.

“With the latest discovery, operations to exhume the remains carried out by the police comprising forensic experts, the criminal investigation department and the General Operations Force came to an end today,” the police said in a statement here today. Read more

Partners in nation-building – Enizahura Abdul Aziz

Source: The Star Online

BY ENIZAHURA ABDUL AZIZ

Government and civil society make the best collaborators when it comes to development.

THE 11th Malaysia Plan announced recently by the Government marks another important milestone for Malaysia’s pathway towards successful development by 2020.

As the plan highlights the message of inclusivity and engaging the people of Malaysia in achieving its goals, one important sector that needs to be strategically incorporated is civil society which is emerging as the “third sector” of society, separate from government and business. Read more

Eradicate rampant corruption, and stem the loss of lives — Bar Council

Source: The Malay Mail Online

BY THE BAR COUNCIL

JUNE 8 — The Malaysian Bar refers to the astonishing article published in the New Straits Times (“NST”) of June 3, 2015 that discloses that “a staggering 80 per cent of the nation’s security personnel and law officers at Malaysian borders are corrupt”. [1]

NST claims that evidence of this pervasive and systemic corruption is found in a “controversial report compiled by the Special Branch”, which is “the result of 10 years of covert, deep-cover surveillance and intelligence gathering by the Special Branch at the nation’s border checkpoints, and at different enforcement agencies throughout the country”.  NST also stated that the personnel of the enforcement agencies “were not only on the take, but many were on the payroll of syndicates dealing with drugs, weapons and even human smuggling”. Read more

Calling enthusiasts for human rights to volunteer for HAKAM Initiatives, come meet us on 4 July

HAKAM VOLUNTEER FLYER

Calling volunteers!

Do you wish you can do more to help defend human rights in Malaysia? Consider volunteering for any of our initiatives.
We welcome volunteers in organising, research, writing, creative arts, fund-raising and various other functions.

We are having our first round of volunteer meetings at 10am 4 July 2015 at the HAKAM Secretariat. Come meet our Office Bearers and members and get involved! HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

HAKAM welcomes the support of members of the public via membership, volunteering for our initiatives, participating in our activities, internships with us, and through donations and sponsorship for our programmes and forums.

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