Malaysia’s contempt for international law, human rights — Azhar Harun

Source: FMT News

By Azhar “Art” Harun

Prominent lawyer Art Harun cites country’s alleged missteps in dealing with case of Saudi blogger in 2012 and now Turkish citizens, with irregular extradition process. Pic taken from FMT News.

We keep on behaving like a country with utter contempt for laws, international treaties and human rights standard.

It is ironic that we always shout and scream about Israel breaching international laws and human rights standards yet at the same time we pay scant regard to international norms.

In 2012, we arrested Hamza Kashgari for blasphemy at the behest of Saudi Arabia.

We told the world that we did it at the request of Interpol. However, Interpol later denied any involvement.

This was reported by Al Jazeera as well.

We couldn’t care less.

Putrajaya then quickly “extradited” Hamza back to Saudi Arabia. Read more