Cases are often closed when suspects are shot dead by police or detained without trial. Is this what Malaysians want, wonders Charles Hector.
If Malaysia wants to be taken seriously internationally, it must do more to protect human rights in its own backyard, say Comango, JOAS and the Bar Council Human Rights Committee.
Real people are getting badly hurt, while Malaysia keeps promising and procrastinating on real human rights protection, says Mickey Spiegel.
The amendments to the Prevention of Crime Act have set back human rights in Malaysia, says Human Rights Watch.
G Lim puts the spotlight on human rights, politics and the police.
While it is easy to say that we must speak for the silenced, it is harder to digest that everyone has the basic right to belong, to be respected and to attain self-actualisation, says Kim Khaira.
Presiden Susilo harus mengambil tindakan yang tegas untuk memastikan mereka yang bertanggung jawab dibawa ke muka hukum, ujar 90 badan bukan kerajaan di rantau ini.
Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Jakarta menyeneraikan faktor yang menyebabkan badan tersebut menolak undangan untuk menerima Deklarasi Hak Asasi Manusia Asean.
Penang-based lawyer and poet Cecil Rajendra, a long-time contributor to Aliran, has received Suhakam’s award under the individual category for his efforts in promoting human rights in Malaysia.
The continued absence of a human rights framework to guide the discussions and policies pertaining to the recruitment and employment of domestic workers will only further perpetuate this institutionalised form of slavery, says Irene Fernandez in marking International Migrants Day.