A PM that hunts down people who make fun of him is not committed to human rights, says PKR lawyer.
Law minister also lauds Najib administration for being 'open and progressive' in reforming laws.
The activist welcomes DPP's withdrawal, says she wants to focus on 'bigger battles'.
LETTER | Our human rights record has not improved significantly this year.
Human rights groups want international agencies to monitor the planned repatriation from Bangladesh.
Electoral watchdog receives Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award from Taiwan Foundation for Democracy.
UPDATED 11.25AM | Anifah only provided 'excuses' on failed UNHRC bid, says Liew Chin Tong.
Karima Bennoune in her UN report says efforts to build unity on a foundation of diversity is vital.
The Philippine president questions the agency's focus on teenage deaths in the state's war on drugs.
The country has to reverse its crackdown on free expression first, say Article 19 and Suaram.
UPDATED 2.39PM | DPM dubs critics of the Prevention of Crime Act as 'wolves in sheep's clothing.'
UPDATED 10.21PM | The deportation of a Bangladeshi human rights activists is the fourth in recent months.
Minister Paul Low says the government would continue its efforts to uphold human rights.
Suaram and FIDH reports activist Han Hui Hui is now on Immigration's blacklist and was deported last Sunday.
They are countering existing democratic and human rights movements, rights group Suaram says.
We are merely fighting for our right to improve ourselves, and to be treated as fellow human beings, they say.
It will also strengthen its human rights office in Seoul with additional staff to monitor and document the alleged crimes.
UPDATED 1.50PM | Colloquium on human rights a platform for judiciary in Asean, says Chief Justice Arifin Zakaria.
'When Trump said US first, he basically said everybody else is not a priority, that has a trickle-down effect on the rest of the world, too.'
KINI ROUNDUP | Key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.
Kesatuan Mahasiswa Malaysia chairperson Anis Syafiqah receives the award from Kua Kia Soong.
UPDATED 1.45PM | Kua Kia Soong says the detention of Maria Chin brings memories of Ops Lalang.
UPDATED 4.50PM | The International Federation for Human Rights joins a chorus of condemnation of his weekend arrest.
Malaysia has ratified provisions in the international charter for human rights.
In raising this, Malik Imtiaz urges judges to work with lawyers on human rights issues.
UPDATED 4.42PM | Razali Ismail says commission has embarked on 'mammoth task' to train law enforcement agencies.
There is also little tolerance for different interpretations of Islam, it says.
Nothing justifies domestic abuse and no one deserves to be beaten, says Maria Chin.
Padang Serai MP N Surendran says present laws do not prevent such visits as part of prisoners' rights.