Suhakam to continue reminding Pakatan Harapan government of its CRPD obligations

Source: Borneo Post

KUCHING: Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) will continue to remind the Pakatan Harapan-led government of its international obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Its commissioner Francis Johen Adam hoped that the new government would be more serious in taking legislative, administrative and all necessary measures to comply with provisions of the convention or amendments to existing laws and policies so as to streamline them with the CRPD.

“Suhakam believes this is an opportunity to redouble it efforts to protect and promote human rights as per its mandate under the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act 2009,” he said when contacted yesterday, to comment on the new government managing People With Disabilities (PWD) in this country and in Sarawak. Read more

MCMC: Why we blocked, Sarawak Report and Medium

Source: The Star Online

HAKAM comment: MCMC said blocked according to laws of the country. The laws have not changed (yet) so, why unblock? Isn’t that evidence of your arbitrariness? We need new MCMC commissioners appointed to replace this group who has no respect for the Rule of Law.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission — The Star filepic

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission says it blocked GE14 results site on polling night over concerns the results were not correct.

In a post on its Facebook page, MCMC says it acted on complaints from the public that the results and information displayed on the site were inaccurate.

“However, after reviewing the content being displayed, we removed the block as the criteria used to do so were no longer relevant at this moment,” according to MCMC

Digital transparency advocacy group Sinar Project released a report on May 16 saying that the website was blocked on the evening of polling day on May 9. Read more