Suruhanjaya melahirkan harapan bahawa perhimpunan aman pada masa hadapan, pada bila-bila masa diadakan, akan dijalankan dengan cara yang sama, ujar Hasmy Agam. (English version below)
More than 40 Malaysian NGOs are boycotting Suhakam’s Human Rights Day event tomorrow because of their dissatisfaction with the national human rights commission’s performance and the slow pace of reform. Instead, they have announced a conditional engagement with specific a time-frame for substantial reforms.
The NGO section during the inaugural review in Geneva
The inaugural annual review of Malaysia’s human rights performance, held in Geneva, was extremely disappointing, say Malaysian activists. While acknowledging the efforts of some countries in raising genuine concerns and addressing the critical human rights issues in Malaysia, the congratulatory-styled interventions in praise of Malaysia were a farcical element of the review, which went totally against the intended spirit of the review.