On 4 July 2011, Forum-Asia, Human Rights Watch (HRW), Amnesty International, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) sent a joint open letter to the Prime Minister of Malaysia regarding human rights violations against Bersih 2.0.
Amnesty International and the Judicial System Monitoring Programme (JSMP) expressed their disappointment about the decision of Timor-Leste’s Parliament to postpone debate on two laws designed to address past human rights violations.
Thailand was recently elected to the UN Human Rights Council, but that hasn’t impressed the Asian Legal Resource Centre, which is concerned with the country’s non-compliance with its international human rights obligations.
With tongue in cheek, Angeline Loh thanks the BN government for making Malaysians aware of human rights through its rights violations.
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.