Bersih: Tiada sesiapa patut ‘diseksa’ ketika dalam kurungan

Sumber: FMT News

Timbalan menteri itu berkata pakaian dalam dilarang kerana ia boleh dijadikan alat mencederakan diri. Gambar dipetik dari FMT News.

Timbalan menteri itu berkata pakaian dalam dilarang kerana ia boleh dijadikan alat mencederakan diri. Gambar dipetik dari FMT News.

NGO pemantau pilihan raya berkata amat membimbangkan apabila Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed melihat tidak ada apa-apa yang tidak bermoral dengan layanan terhadap tahanan dalam kurungan.

PETALING JAYA: Tiada tahanan patut dilayan seperti yang diterima Maria Chin Abdullah, kata jawatankuasa pemandu Bersih kepada Timbalan Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed.

NGO pemantau pilihan raya berkata kurungan Maria ketika dia disiasat atas kesalahan di bawah Akta Kesalahan Keselamatan (Langkah-langkah Khas) 2012 (Sosma) itu ialah satu bentuk “seksaan”, dan mendesak kerajaan menghentikan penyalahgunaan undang-undang anti keganasan.

“Tidak ada sesiapa patut mengalami keadaan seperti itu yang tidak berperikemanusiaan dan menyebabkan trauma seperti itu,” katanya dalam satu kenyataan hari ini. Read more

Orang Asli ada hak atas tanah adat

Sumber: FMT News

Menduduki tanah untuk selama beberapa generasi ialah tanggapan kuat dan hampir tidak boleh disangkal yang mereka memegang hak itu, kata bekas hakim Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram.

Menduduki tanah untuk selama beberapa generasi ialah tanggapan kuat dan hampir tidak boleh disangkal yang mereka memegang hak itu, kata bekas hakim Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram. Gambar dipetik dari FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: Orang Asli di semenanjung mempunyai hak undang-undang terhadap tanah adat mereka, kata hakim bersara Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram.

“Mereka boleh memperoleh hak milik adat tanah itu hanya dengan menyemai, memburu, mengutip hasil hutan dan tinggal di situ,” katanya.

Sri Ram berkata mereka tidak perlu mengeluarkan hak kepada tanah, seperti pemilik .

“Menduduki tanah itu untuk beberapa generasi ialah tanggapan kuat dan hampir tidak boleh disangkal yang mereka memegang hak itu,” katanya.

Hakim bersara Mahkamah Persekutuan itu berkata demikian sebagai respons kepada laporan aktivis Orang Asli ditahan kerana mendirikan sekatan di kawasan hutan simpan di Gua Musang, Kelantan. Read more

Suhakam gesa perlindungan hak asasi manusia lebih baik

Sumber: FMT News

Suhakam menegur penyalahgunaan Sosma dan penderitaan dihadapi Orang Asli di Gua Musang sebagai contoh pelanggaran hak asasi manusia.

Pengerusi Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (Suhakam) Tan Sri Razali Ismail -- gambar dipetik dari FMT News.

Pengerusi Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (Suhakam) Tan Sri Razali Ismail — gambar dipetik dari FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: Hak asasi manusia perlu menjadi teras pembangunan negara Malaysia jika kerajaan menyasarkan untuk mencapai status negara maju menjelang 2020, kata Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (Suhakam).

Pengerusinya Tan Sri Razali Ismail berkata, walaupun 2016 menyaksikan beberapa kemajuan dalam aspek perlindungan hak asasi manusia di negara ini, masih terdapat pelanggaran yang perlu diakui dan ditangani.

Ini termasuk salah guna undang-undang keselamatan, khususnya Akta Kesalahan Keselamatan (Langkah-Langkah Khas) 2012 (Sosma) yang digunakan untuk menyekat kebebasan bersuara dan perbezaan pendapat politik.

“Individu tidak boleh ditangkap dan ditahan kerana melaksanakan hak mereka terhadap kebebasan bersuara,” kata Razali dalam satu kenyataan hari ini. Read more

Suhakam says security laws being used to suppress political dissent

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Suhakam chief Tan Sri Razali Ismail — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

Suhakam chief Tan Sri Razali Ismail — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 — The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) said today it is concerned that security laws such as the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) is being used for non-terrorism purposes and to suppress political dissent.

In a statement in conjunction with World Human Rights Day, Suhakam chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail stressed that Malaysians should not arrested and detained for exercising their right to freedom of expression.

“In its short lifespan, security laws, in particular the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) has been applied for non-terrorism purposes. For this reason, Suhakam is concerned that preventive detention, terrorism and security laws are being used to suppress freedom of expression and political dissent,” he said.

“Suhakam is particularly concerned that although preventive detention is a rare exception, in practice it may become a rule, and used for purposes other than what it was enacted for,” Razali added.

The government has said that Sosma does not apply to acts of terrorism alone and has a wide definition, and that it may be applicable to anything which disturbs national security and sovereignty. Read more

Majlis Peguam nafi dakwaan gulingkan kerajaan

Sumber: FMT News

Presiden Majlis Peguam Steven Thiru menolak tuduhan terhadap badan itu dan menegaskan sentiasa bekerjasama dengan pegawai kerajaan untuk mencapai objektifnya.

Malaysian Bar president Steven Thiru. Pic taken from FMT News.

Malaysian Bar president Steven Thiru. Pic taken from FMT News.

KUALA LUMPUR: Majlis Peguam Malaysia menafikan sekeras-kerasnya dakwaan Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi pada Perhimpunan Agung Umno minggu lalu yang menuduh ia sebahagian daripada pergerakan dibiayai dana asing untuk menjatuhkan kerajaan.

“Majlis Peguam Malaysia secara mutlak menyangkal dakwaan tidak munasabah itu – menggulingkan kerajaan’ – terhadap Majlis Peguam,” kata Presiden Majlis Peguam Steven Thiru dalam satu kenyataan.

“Ia sepenuhnya tidak berasas, dan memfitnah Majlis Peguam.”

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UN rights experts press for visit to M’sia following Bersih crackdown

Source: Malaysiakini

Four UN special rapporteurs for human rights have asked Malaysia when it intends to accept their long-standing request for a visit to ensure compliance with international standards.

In a statement today condemning the crackdown on local human rights activists and dissenters, particularly Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah, the human rights experts reminded the government they had made these requests since 2011.

“Special rapporteurs Maina Kiai and David Kaye recalled their pending requests to visit Malaysia, sent in 2011 and 2013, and 2014 respectively.

“We hope the government will respond positively to these long-standing requests, with a view to ensuring that the state’s legislation and practices comply with international human rights norms and standards”, said the rapporteurs.

They expressed concern particularly over the use of the Security Offences Special Measures Act 2012 (Sosma) as setting a “troubling precedent”.

“Although (Maria) has now been released, the detention of a prominent woman human rights defender under Sosma sets a troubling precedent, by suggesting that democratic participation can be a threat to national security,” they said. Read more

Human rights under increasing attack worldwide

Source: UN OHCHR

Human Rights Day – Saturday 10 December 2016

GENEVA (9 December 2016) – Speaking ahead of Human Rights Day on Saturday 10 December, the largest body of independent experts of the United Nations Human Rights system* urges all Governments around the world to stand up for human rights.

“The greatest achievement of the international community since the end of World War II has been the construction of an international human rights system based upon the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was adopted 68 years ago.

Since that time, enormous strides have been made in establishing universal standards, encouraging the very widespread domestic adoption of those standards, and in effectively defending the rights of groups and individuals who are under threat in their own societies.

But today, a chill wind is blowing through much of the world and the very notion of human rights is under increasing attack. So-called populist movements are invoking nationalism and traditionalism to justify racist, xenophobic, sexist, homophobic and other forms of blatant discrimination, taking advantage also of the difficulties of the current economic climate.

Hate speech aiming to incite violence, hostility, and discrimination is dramatically on the rise, as is violence against women, children, ethnic, religious or belief groups, persons with disabilities, sexual minorities, migrant and many other groups. Inequality is growing dramatically and democratic institutions are being systematically undermined. Read more