Suhakam to monitor GE14 integrity

Source: Malay Mail Online

File picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Suhakam chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail said the human rights commission would monitor the 14th general election to ensure the process is in accordance with democratic standards. — File picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 — The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) said today it will monitor the 14th general election to ensure the process is in accordance with democratic standards.

In conjunction with International Human Rights Day, Suhakam chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail raised several pertinent matters related to the state of human rights in the country and said that monitoring the election will be one of its roles to fulfil people’s rights.

“Suhakam will be monitoring closely how it (the elections) will be conducted on the premise that democracy must exist with election integrity,” he said in a statement.

Razali added that there were many aspects and challenges to human rights which Putrajaya has yet to address. Read more