PKR: Najib's human rights plan doomed to fail

A PM that hunts down people who make fun of him is not committed to human rights, says PKR lawyer.

PM to launch National Human Rights Action Plan in March - Azalina

Law minister also lauds Najib administration for being 'open and progressive' in reforming laws.
  Annabelle Lee

Lena Hendry and DPP withdraw appeals in censorship case

The activist welcomes DPP's withdrawal, says she wants to focus on 'bigger battles'.
  Annabelle Lee

A message for M'sia on International Human Rights Day

LETTER | Our human rights record has not improved significantly this year.
  Zaid Kamaruddin

'Outside monitors needed for Rohingya return to Myanmar'

Human rights groups want international agencies to monitor the planned repatriation from Bangladesh.
  Yimou Lee, Reuters

Bersih: Democracy and human rights award a win for M'sians

Electoral watchdog receives Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award from Taiwan Foundation for Democracy.

DAP: Anifah said a lot, answered little on UNHRC seat

UPDATED 11.25AM | Anifah only provided 'excuses' on failed UNHRC bid, says Liew Chin Tong.

Harmony doesn't mean silence on 'sensitive' issues, says UN rep

Karima Bennoune in her UN report says efforts to build unity on a foundation of diversity is vital.

‘Are you a paedophile?’ Philippines' Duterte asks head of human rights agency

The Philippine president questions the agency's focus on teenage deaths in the state's war on drugs.
  Karen Lema, Reuters

M'sia 'wholly unsuitable' to sit at UNHRC table, say human rights groups

The country has to reverse its crackdown on free expression first, say Article 19 and Suaram.   

Zahid: Human rights 'defenders' are defenders of crime

UPDATED 2.39PM | DPM dubs critics of the Prevention of Crime Act as 'wolves in sheep's clothing.'
  Zikri Kamarulzaman

Amnesty condemns Putrajaya's trend of deporting human rights activists

UPDATED 10.21PM | The deportation of a Bangladeshi human rights activists is the fourth in recent months.

'M'sia will continue to improve its position in future TIP reports'

Minister Paul Low says the government would continue its efforts to uphold human rights.   

Rights NGOs slam ban on S'porean activist

Suaram and FIDH reports activist Han Hui Hui is now on Immigration's blacklist and was deported last Sunday.

Group: Rise of govt-linked NGOs a worrying trend

They are countering existing democratic and human rights movements, rights group Suaram says.
  Annabelle Lee

LGBTs highlight lack of basic services at TN50 dialogue

We are merely fighting for our right to improve ourselves, and to be treated as fellow human beings, they say.
  Koh Jun Lin

UN collects evidence of North Korean crimes against humanity

It will also strengthen its human rights office in Seoul with additional staff to monitor and document the alleged crimes.

We’re not pro- or anti-government, says CJ

UPDATED 1.50PM | Colloquium on human rights a platform for judiciary in Asean, says Chief Justice Arifin Zakaria.
  Alyaa Azhar

Lawyer: Trump could be M'sia's role model to justify human rights abuse

'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.'
  Kow Gah Chie

Dr M takes jab at PAS; UN seeks visit to M’sia over human rights

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Students group wins Suaram human rights award

Kesatuan Mahasiswa Malaysia chairperson Anis Syafiqah receives the award from Kua Kia Soong.

2016 worst year for human rights since Ops Lalang, says activist

UPDATED 1.45PM | Kua Kia Soong says the detention of Maria Chin brings memories of Ops Lalang.
  Geraldine Tong

World human rights NGO urges end to Zunar’s 'harassment'

UPDATED 4.50PM | The International Federation for Human Rights joins a chorus of condemnation of his weekend arrest.

UN Human Rights Office: M’sia obliged to allow free assembly

Malaysia has ratified provisions in the international charter for human rights.

Should gov't ratify international treaties as mere lip service?

In raising this, Malik Imtiaz urges judges to work with lawyers on human rights issues.
  Hafiz Yatim

Suhakam boss: Police must be face of human rights, not intimidation

UPDATED 4.42PM | Razali Ismail says commission has embarked on 'mammoth task' to train law enforcement agencies.
  Hafiz Yatim

US State Dept: Scant support for non-Muslim religions in M'sia

There is also little tolerance for different interpretations of Islam, it says.

Actor flayed for saying 'men hit women for a reason'

Nothing justifies domestic abuse and no one deserves to be beaten, says Maria Chin.
  Alyaa Alhadjri

Allow contact visits between prisoners and family, Zahid urged

Padang Serai MP N Surendran says present laws do not prevent such visits as part of prisoners' rights.

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