The Indonesian government’s efforts to counter and punish attacks such as the deadly assault in central Jakarta last week can only succeed if they strengthen respect for rights and rule of law, said the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ).
United States President Barack Obama should ensure that human rights are a central focus in the upcoming summit of Southeast Asian leaders in the US, Human Rights Watch said on 19 January 2016 in a letter to Obama.
Leaders such as US President Barack Obama and British PM David Cameron do not have much credibility when it comes to pressuring Prime Minister Najib Razak to come clean on human rights and corruption, says Ronald Benjamin.
The space for public debate and free speech in Malaysia is rapidly narrowing, as the government resorts to criminal laws to silence its critics and quell public discontent, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
The Asean Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression (Sogie) Caucus expresses serious concern over Prime Minister Najib Razak’s recent statement challenging the universality of human rights.