Amanah Youth lodges nationwide police reports against EC

Source: FMT News

Members of youth wing allege that certain quarters, alarmed by the rise in new voters, are trying to interfere with access to information, with the help of the EC. Pic from FMT News.

KUALA LUMPUR: Members of Amanah’s Youth wing, fearing possible interference in the registration of new voters, have lodged police reports, calling for the Election Commission (EC) to be probed.

In a press conference outside the Dang Wangi police headquarters here today, Federal Territories Amanah Youth chief Nik Abdul Razak said 14 police reports had been lodged nationwide against the EC.

“The first quarter of 2017 shows that there is a 500% rise in new voter registration and a change of voting addresses, compared to the same quarter in previous years. Read more

Suhakam: Give mothers in prison proper healthcare, child support

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The human rights commission says necessary prenatal as well as postpartum care and treatment must be provided for female prisoners. Pic from FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) wants pregnant and breastfeeding prisoners to be given the same level of healthcare provided to women outside prison.

In its 2017 nationwide survey and report on the right to health in prison, the commission revealed that prisoners who are expecting as well as those have delivered do not receive necessary prenatal and postpartum care and treatment.

Suhakam also found that prisons are not medically equipped to safely provide birth services. Instead, they usually transport pregnant women to the nearest general hospital.

“Pregnant prisoners should (also) have access to female medical practitioners if requested,” it said. Read more