The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia risks a downgrade by the UN

Suhakam

the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia

risks a downgrade by the UN

Malaysiakini article by Baradan Kuppusamy | Aug 7, 08

abu talib suhakamThe Human Rights Commission of Malaysia or ‘Suhakam’ risks a downgrade by the United Nations for failing to proactively defend human rights, combat an alarming rise in rights abuse of students, minorities and indigenous people.

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Civil society critics are slamming the government-funded organisation, managed by former civil servants and individuals close to the political establishment, of becoming a mouthpiece for authorities.

They say if the government does not urgently amend Suhakam’s founding laws and make it truly independent, it is at risk of being downgraded to Grade B by the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.

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