Objections against use of Rela to fight crime

The government’s plans to deploy personnel from a notorious volunteer task force to help enforce a crackdown on crime triggered criticism from human rights campaigners today.

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WHY NEVER GIVE PRIORITY TO THE BURMESE MUSLIMS ESPECIALLY PROFESSIONALS FOR THE LEGAL MIGRATION TO MALAYSIA?

 

 

World Refugee Survey 2008 – Malaysia

 COMMENT: WHY NEVER GIVE PRIORITY TO THE BURMESE MUSLIMS ESPECIALLY PROFESSIONALS TO LEGALLY MIGRATE TO MALAYSIA?

Malaysia government should consider the following upgrading process_

  1.  Undocumented migrants- to issue IMM13
  2. Documented, WP/EP holders- to issue Red ICs
  3. Red IC holders- to issue Blue ICs

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Rela misusing firearms

RELA, a volunteer corps formed mainly to help maintain the nation’s security has previously come under fire due to numerous cases of abuse.

There have been calls for Rela to be disbanded by several parties, including the Malaysian Bar, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and members of the public.

For those who are unaware, Rela volunteers are not screened before joining. Members who have been active for five consecutive years (three years for ex-army/police personnel) are permitted to use firearms,although they must have no prior criminal record.

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Rela member ordered to pay former GRO RM100,000

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has ordered a Rela member to pay a former guest relations officer RM100,000 as damages for taking a picture of her relieving herself in a truck five years ago.

Justice Tengku Datuk Maimun Tuan Mat also told Mohamad Tahir Osman, 45, to pay costs and 8% interest until full settlement to Maslinda Ishak, 31, who is now a dental nurse.

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REAL protection of rights in Malaysian law will end abuse of workers

REAL protection of rights in Malaysian law will end abuse of workers

CHARLES HECTOR , Friday, September 05, 2008

There are 2.2 million foreign migrant workers in Malaysia today, and our government again and again talks about reducing the number of migrant workers….but alas, it is just talk.

Every year, we have this large scale crack-downs and deportations – and then we have the employers here and there talking about labour shortages – and the doors are re-opened for more foreign migrant workers to again re-enter the country.

The arrest and deportation exercise, I believe, is to appease the local Malaysian people. So much of our money is wasted.

If only, the employers, and not the poor workers, were targeted – not only would money be saved but also the employment problems may be resolved.

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Hell Hounds at large. Who let them out?

Hell Hounds at large. Who let them out?

Burmese illegal immigrants are hunted down and some were tortured according to the internet news.

Who ordered to black out the detention centre riot news at Semenyih Malaysia (24-June 2008)?

We all could read this news initial phase on Malaysiakini news yesterday.

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Burmese refugees ‘beaten up’ in detention camp

Burmese refugees ‘beaten up’ in detention camp

Malaysia kini news by Soon Li Tsin | Jun 25, 08

The Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) has confirmed that immigration officers had badly beaten up three Burmese refugees at the Semenyih detention camp two nights ago.  
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suhakam uthayakumar health pc 230408 sivaCommissioner N Siva Subramaniam, who visited the detention camp yesterday, said the incident had been sparked off by the discovery of tobacco, deemed a contraband item under camp rules.

“The immigration officers fail to understand that the refugees are also human beings and must be treated as such.”He lambasted Rela for

indiscriminately arresting even documented refugees causing many of them to be detained unnecessarily.According a recently released international

report, Malaysia is one of the worst places in the world for refugees.

 

 

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