Waging war against the king. In cahoots with foreign conspirators. Possible communists. Planning to overthrow the government. Illegal T-shirts. Bersih 2.0 seems to embody many evils to the authorities, who have arrested more than 100 in attempts to stop Bersih’s 9 July 2011 march. But have the authorities gone overboard in demonising the rally? What about Malaysians’ constitutional right to freedom of expression and right to peaceable assembly?
Human Rights Commission of Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, 25 March 2009: The Human Rights Commission (Amendment) Bill 2009 was finally passed by the Dewan Rakyat after having faced numerous challenges, including undergoing voting twice, at the policy and committee stages, today. The first bloc voting was taken when opposition members voiced objections during the debate at the policy stage on the […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 15 Dec 2008: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) today reiterated that the Internal Security Act (ISA) should be repealed and Act 597 pertaining to the formation of the commission be amended so that it complied to the Paris Principles. It also took to task Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar […]