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.
Walaupun diakui bahawa perhimpunan awam boleh menyebabkan gangguan kepada rutin aktiviti harian, mengikut definisi, perhimpunan hanya merupakan satu aktiviti yang sementara, ujar Hasmy Agam. (English translation below)
The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) voted on 26 June to start elaborating an international, legally binding instrument to regulate the activities of Transnational Corporations (TNCs) with respect to human rights, reports Friends of the Earth International.