Government, people care little about death penalty, says Bar

Source: FMT News 

KUALA LUMPUR: A lack of concern by the government has led to the people also viewing the issue of the mandatory death penalty in the country as being of little importance, the Malaysian Bar said today.

The Bar’s human rights committee co-chairman Andrew Khoo said only opposition parties seem to care, and consider the abolition of the mandatory death penalty an issue that needs more attention.

He said one of the reasons behind the failure to support the move may be the government’s observation that there are many developed or first world countries also carrying out capital punishment. Read more

Gender Equality and Related Issues – Talk by Justice Prabha Sridevan [Updated]

The Bar Council Human Rights Committee is organising a talk by Justice Prabha Sridevan entitled “Gender Equality and Related Issues”.

Date:             5 June 2017 (Monday)
Time:            4:00 pm to 5:30 pm (Registration begins at 3:30 pm)
Venue:          Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium, Straits Trading Building, Unit 2-02A, 2nd Floor, 2 Leboh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

Admission to the talk is free of charge

About the Speaker:

Justice Prabha Sridevan was a Judge of the Madras High Court from 2 Mar 2000 to 8 Aug 2010.  Justice Prabha Sridevan has vast experience in dealing with cases relating to freedom of speech; child rights; gender equality; disability rights, mental health; rights of the depressed classes and Dalits; right to education; right to information; and worth of a homemaker’s work.  Justice Prabha Sridevan was also awarded the “Justice Shivaraj V. Patil Award for Service to Humanity”. Read more