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Mengapa Sesetengah Orang Islam yang Alergi dengan Hak Asasi Manusia?

Mengapa Sesetengah Orang Islam yang Alergi dengan Hak Asasi Manusia?

Baru-baru ini, Jakim telah menyatakan bahawa NGO-NGO yang berjuang untuk hak asasi di Malaysia sebenarnya mencabar kedudukan Islam. Mengapa hak asasi manusia dan hak kebebasan sering dianggap ciptaan atau agenda Barat dan Yahudi? Bukankah hak asasi manusia juga merupakan sesuatu yang asas dalam Islam?

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Some light in Malaysia’s human rights tunnel

Some light in Malaysia’s human rights tunnel

At no other time does Malaysian civil society need to push harder than ever for greater recognition of human rights in our country. For despite piecemeal reforms and an impotent Asean Human Rights Declaration signed recently, these grudging steps are indications that Malaysia is moving, albeit slowly, towards a more open democracy.

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Restricting the government’s choices?

Restricting the government’s choices?

IT was troubling to read Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein’s reasons for the release of eight immigration officers detained without trial under the Internal Security Act (ISA). Hishammuddin said he decided to release the eight, detained “in connection” with human trafficking activities, because they showed “remorse” over their mistakes. He also considered their wishes [...]

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“Thorough-  bred Malaysian”

“Thorough- bred Malaysian”

Lawyer. Activist. Trainer. Loyarburokker. Edmund Bon wears many hats in his quest to champion human rights. Bon is currently the Bar Council’s constitutional law committee chairperson. This is the committee that, since 2009, has been running the MyConstitution campaign to popularise the federal constitution among Malaysians. Bon and his contemporaries — Amer Hamzah Arshad, K [...]

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Stocktaking Malaysia

Stocktaking Malaysia

LAST year, the Merdeka Day spirit was dampened by the actions of the Shah Alam residents who used a severed cow head to protest the relocation of a Hindu temple to their largely Muslim neighbourhood. This year, the run-up to Merdeka saw a school head in Kulaijaya, Johor, who, besides other slurs, told her charges [...]

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Violence against Penan: How the government ignores indigenous rights

Violence against Penan: How the government ignores indigenous rights

THE phenomenon of indigenous women like the Penan being violated is not peculiar to Malaysia. Indeed, there are parallels in other countries, including a developed nation like the US. In their 2007 report, Maze of Injustice: The failure to protect indigenous women from sexual violence in the USA, Amnesty International (AI) reported that indigenous women [...]

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