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Is Rahmat Mohamad prepared to convene an emergency meeting of Suhakam Commissioners to draw up a special Suhakam programme with time-line for the ratification of the six international covenants, including ICERD, as well as the Rome Statute

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As the Suhakam Chairman Rahmat Mohamad said he is not an opponent of ICERD and the Rome Statute, is he prepared to convene an emergency meeting of Suhakam Commissioners to draw up a special Suhakam programme with time-line for the ratification of the six international covenants, including the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), and the Rome Statute on the International Criminal Court?

In the Suhakam programme, Suhakam commissioners should conduct a campaign to educate Malaysians, including all political parties, to understand that the ratification of the six international human rights covenants (including ICERD) and the Rome Statute have nothing to do with being anti-Malay, anti-Islam or anti-Royalty. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rahmat Mohamad should report to Parliament a Suhakam programme and time-line for the ratification of the six international covenants, including ICERD, as well as the Rome Statute

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As the Suhakam Chairman Rahmat Mohamad said he is not an opponent of ICERD and the Rome Statute, Suhakam under his leadership should report to Parliament a Suhakam programme and time-line for the ratification of the six international covenants including ICERD as well as the Rome Statute so as to prepare Malaysians for such ratification.

In September 2018, the then Pakatan Harapan Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, took everybody, including the DAP, by surprise when he announced in his speech at the United Nations that Malaysia would ratify the six international human rjghts conventions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Suhakam Chairman Rahmat Mohamad’s clarification that he is not an opponent of ICERD and Rome Statute is welcome, as I had expected Suhakam to be in troubled waters headed by a Chairman who is anti-human rights

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Suhakam Chairman Rahmat Mohamad’s clarification that he is not an opponent of ICERD and Rome Statute is welcome, as I had expected Suhakam to be in troubled waters headed by a Chairman who is anti-human rights.

He said the reason he co-authored a paper objecting to Malaysia’s ratification of the Rome Statute in 2019 was that he felt the necessary preparations were not completed at the time. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Tangkap Azam Baki” demonstration today reignited hope that Malaysia need not be on the trajectory of decline in past half-a-century and that Malaysia can recover and rise again to become a world-class great nation

Firstly, I want to congratulate the Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani for the police facilitating and not suppressing the anti-corruption demonstration against Azam Baki today for it proved that the Malaysian Police can transform itself from an instrument of state repression to be the guardian of democracy, human rights and anti-corruption campaigns.

Secondly, I want to equally congratulate the youths of Malaysia, regardless of race, religion or politics who could unite on an anti-corruption platform to peacefully articulate national aspirations for a clean, honest and efficient government which upholds integrity, probity and accountability. Read the rest of this entry »

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Call on IGP Acryl Sani to ensure that the police facilitate and not supress an anti-corruption demonstration against Azam today or Malaysia will doubly become an international laughing stock

I call on the Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani to ensure that the police facilitate and not suppress the anti-corruption demonstration against Azam Baki today or Malaysia will doubly become an international laughing stock, viz

Firstly, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner, Azam Baki precipitating an anti-corruption demonstration because he has not been able to be the prime example of integrity, probity and accountability in the public service, refusing to comply with the MACC Act 2009 as well as to be answerable to Parliament; and Read the rest of this entry »

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Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani should explain why the police is probing Kulai MP over four-year social media post – whether this is a reflection of police inefficiency or abuse of power under Ismail Sabri government

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The Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani should explain why the police is investigating the Kulai Member of Parliament Teo Nie Ching over a four-year social media post in April 2017 – whether this is a reflection of police inefficiency or abuse of power under Ismail Sabri government.

The social media post was originally by activist-artist Fahmi Reza and she had shared it on her official Facebook along with the caption “pertahankan kebebasan berekspresi, kebebasan bersatire” (defend the freedom to express, freedom to be satirical). Read the rest of this entry »

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Prime Minister Ismail Sabri should reprimand MCMC and declare that he will not stop Malaysians from exercising their constitutional right to free speech to criticise his government and Ministers

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It is shocking that the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has requested Twitter to remove posts critical of the government’s atrocious response to the recent floods.

The Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri should reprimand the MCMC and declare that he will not stop Malaysians from exercising their constitutional right to free speech to criticise the government and his Ministers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Let Ismail Sabri present a report on his First Hundred Days as Prime Minister on Nov. 28 on Human Rights in Malaysia

Today is the 60th Day of Ismail Sabri as Prime Minister of Malaysia since he was sworn in by the Yang di Pertuan Agong on August 21, 2021.

On Ismail’s 55th Day as Prime Minister, Malaysia was voted in for a seat in the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC). Read the rest of this entry »

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Task force on death of Mohd Adib should also inquire into the deaths of Teoh Beng Hock and Altantunya Shaariibuu as otherwise the Ismail Sabri government would be guilty of double-standards

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The task force to inquire into the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim should also inquire into the deaths of Teoh Beng Hock and Altantunya Shaariibuu as otherwise the Ismail Sabri government would be guilty of double-standards.

The next Cabinet meeting should enlarge the terms of reference of the task force into Adib’s death to inquire into Teoh Beng Hock’s death at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission premises in Shah Alam, Selangor in 2009 and Altantuny’s death in 2005. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cabinet today should accept the High Court decision on automatic citizenship for overseas-born children of Malaysian mothers and foreign fathers and direct the Attorney-General to withdraw any appeal

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There is no need for the Cabinet to deliberate on the issue of Malaysian mothers whose children were born abroad as a result of marriage to foreigners.

What the Cabinet should do is to accept the High Court decision on automatic citizenship for overseas-born children of Malaysian mothers and foreign fathers and direct the Attorney-General to withdraw the appeal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Call on Ministers who oppose government appeal against High Court decision that children born overseas to Malaysian mothers are entitled to Malaysian citizenship by operation of law to jointly raise the issue to withdraw the government appeal at this week’s Cabinet meeting

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I call on Ministers who oppose the government appeal against the High Court decision that children born overseas to Malaysian mothers are entitled to Malaysian citizenship by operation of law to jointly raise the issue to withdraw the government appeal at this week’s Cabinet meeting.

So far, at least three federal Ministers had expressed their support for the High Court ruling, namely the de facto Law Minister, Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, the Women, Family and Community Development Minister, Rina Harun, and the Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister, Zuraida Kamaruddin. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ismail Sabri’s tweet “Nobody is above the law” reinforced confidence that the new Prime Minister will uphold the rule of law and good governance principles as well as brightened prospects of confidence-supply-reform agreement between the government and opposition

The new Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri’s tweet that “Nobody is above the law” reinforced confidence that the new Prime Minister will uphold the rule of law and good governance principles as well as brightened the prospects of a confidence-supply-reform agreement between the government and opposition.

Ismail’s tweet was in reply to DAP MP for Ipoh Barat, M.Kula Segaran and thanking the former Minister for his concern over the death of security guard, Thava Sagayam, who was assaulted at a condominium in Ipoh last December for refusing to allow the use of the condominium’s swimming pool, which was closed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thava’s murder will be a test case of the new Prime Minister Ismail Sabri’s commitment to the rule of law and an end to the Dua Darjat double-standards in Malaysia

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Security guard Thava Sagayam’s murder will be a test case of the new Prime Minister Ismail Sabri’s commitment to the rule of law and an end to the Dua Darjat double-standards in Malaysia.

It is most proper for the police to reclassify Thava’s assault case to murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code following his death on Aug 27. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal132 – Noraini Ahmad, Higher Education Minister should put an immediate stop to the exclusion and discrimination against students with disabilities from tertiary education

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The Higher Education Minister, Noraini Ahmad should put an immediate stop to the exclusion and discrimination against students with disabilities from tertiary education.

It is most shocking that a student with 9As was denied the chance to pursue her tertiary education at a local public university due to her physical disability.
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#kerajaangagal94 — Call on the Prime Minister to announce an amnesty for undocumented migrants to give priority to the war against Covid-19 pandemic and to accelerate the national vaccination rollout

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It is more than ten days since the announcement by the Home Minister, Hamzah Zainuddin contradicting the Minister co-ordinating vaccines, Khairy Jamaluddin, of operations against undocumented migrants for breach of the Covid-19 SOPs but the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had been very quiet on this important issue which could decide whether the national vaccination rollout would be a failure or whether Malaysia could achieve herd immunity against Covid and break the back of the problem of the Covid-19 pandemic.

On Feb 16, Khairy said undocumented foreign nationals will not be arrested when they come forward for Covid-19 vaccinations, adding that this assurance was crucial in ensuring herd immunity was achieved. Read the rest of this entry »

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Call on the government to fully embrace the concept of vaccine equity where priority is given to health workers to ensure the success of the Covd-19 vaccination rollout in Malaysia

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I call on the government to fully embrace the concept of vaccine equity where priority is given to health workers to ensure the success of the Covid-19 vaccination rollout in Malaysia.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) issued a call in January on all countries to work together in solidarity – and in each of their best interests – to ensure that within the first 100 days of the year, vaccination of health workers and older people was underway in all countries. Read the rest of this entry »

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Call on Muhyiddin Cabinet to extend Parliament meeting by another day to allow 2019 Suhakam annual report to be debated to prove that it is not a kakistocracy afraid of human rights issues

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I call on the Muhyiddin Cabinet to extend Parliament meeting by another day to allow the 2019 Suhakam annual report to be debated to prove that it is not a kakistocracy afraid of human rights issue, as well as to debate various motions to refer Members of Parliament to the Privileges Committee for their breaches of parliamentary privileges in the current meeting.

It would be most unfortunate if the country is wedged between a kleptocracy until May 9, 2018 general election and the kakistocracy resulting from the “Sheraton Move” plot in February 2020 which toppled the Pakatan Harapan Government which had tried to shake Malaysia off from the trajectory of a failed state, kleptocracy and kakistocracy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Will Saifuddin Abdullah come clean in Parliament during the winding-up tomorrow to admit that the 2018 ICERD fiasco was solely his own making when he was Foreign Minister in Pakatan Harapan Government and that DAP knew nothing about the proposed ICERD ratification although DAP was the target of demonization for being anti-Malay, anti-Islam and anti-Royalty?

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Saifuddin Abdulah will reply in the 2021 Ministerial winding-up tomorrow in Parliament as Minister for Communications and Multimedia.

Will he come clean tomorrow to admit that the 2018 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) fiasco was solely his own making when he was Foreign Minister in Pakatan Harapan Government and that DAP knew nothing about the proposed ICERD ratification although DAP was the target of demonization for being anti-Malay, anti-Islam and anti-Royalty? Read the rest of this entry »

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Attorney-General’s decision to discontinue proceedings against the 12 persons on LTTE links most welcome

The decision of the Attorney-General Tommy Thomas to discontinue prosecution proceedings against the twelve persons for alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Eelam (LTTE) with immediate effect is most welcome.

I look forward to the release of Negri Sembilan State Assemblyman for Seremban Jaya P. Gunasekaran, Malacca State Exco and State Assemblyman for Gadek G. Saminathan and other DAP members among the twelve as free men.

While welcoming the release of the Gunasekaran, Saminathan and others, DAP reiterates its condemnation of terrorism in any form and reaffirms it commitment to effect political change through peaceful, non-violent and democratic means and to eschew any resort to any violence or any form of terrorism.

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Gelang Patah on Friday, 21st February 2020)

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Advice to lawyer Haniff Khatri Abdulla to read the Buku Harapan before he opens his mouth about what Pakatan Harapan had promised in the 14th General Election

I would advise lawyer Haniff Khatri Abdulah to read Buku Harapan before he opens his mouth about what Pakatan Harapan had promised in the 14th General Election.

Promise 27 (page 61) on “Abolish oppressive laws” of Buku Harapan pledges that “The Pakatan Harapan Government will also abolish draconian provisions” in Security Offences (special measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA).

Haniff cannot be more wrong when he alleged that some DAP leaders, by the virtue of being part of the ruling government, was meddling in police affairs.

DAP leaders are adhering to Buku Harapan in pressing for the abolition of the draconian provisions in SOSMA, which includes the denial of bail when a person is charged under SOSMA and during the whole period the case is subject to appeal to the higher courts upon an application by the Public Prosecutor – which could take years.
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