Nov 3, 2009

The ugly truth about Malaysia: Human rights violations worsening

There are some major human rights violations in Malaysia and some of the non-governmental organisations working in this field such as Suaram, Hakam and WAO. But these organizations failed to protect Malaysians from human rights violations. In addition, there is the government sponsored Human Rights Commission of Malaysia, Suhakam. This organisation is a total waste when the human violations made by government itself and they are the one who going to overcome the violations? Is it logic?

Human Rights violated in Malaysia include:
  • The right to vote freely
  • Freedom of religion
  • Equality of religion
  • Independence of the legal system
  • Freedom from Torture
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Freedom from Discrimination

The simplest example of human rights violations in Malaysia is the use of Internal Security Act (ISA) against political leader and human rights activist. There are hundreds of other examples that violate the basic need of Malaysians such as deaths in custody, tortures by the authorities, racial policies and systems, demolish of the temples and much more.

The human rights violation worsening in Malaysia in recent years despite the bad performance in previous years, this shows the government refuse to admit their mistakes. Watch the video that I have posted, the video is from Amnesty International Report 2007 (Malaysia):


Johan said...


Ibrahim said...

The authorities have at their disposal a vast array of very
stringent legislation used to stifle peaceful political dissent,
among which the 'draconian and anachronistic' Internal Security
Act (ISA) stands prominently.

It is noteworthy that many of
these laws 'overlap', so that for the same act a person might be
charged under different Acts.

Furthermore, some 'legitimate' laws
have been diverted from their original aim and are occasionally
being used against human rights defenders.

joshua said...

Humans rights violations worsening? What is Human Rights Party doing???