Press Statement: The Malaysian government should rescind President al-Bashir’s invitation despite his cancelled visit

We, the undersigned Members of Parliament and Lawyers for Liberty, are seriously concerned over reports that the Malaysian government had invited Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to attend the Langkawi International Dialogue from 19 to 21 June. This invitation is certainly disgraceful and outrageous as President al-Bashir is a suspected war criminal and subjected to arrest warrants by the International…

HRW letter to PM Najib Razak regarding the Refugee/Asylum Seeker Exchange Agreement with Australia

Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohammed Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak Office of the Prime Minister Main Block, Perdana Putra Building Federal Government Administrative Centre 62502 Putrajaya, Malaysia Via facsimile, email Re: Refugee/Asylum Seeker Exchange Agreement with Australia Dear Mr. Prime Minister: We are writing to express our grave concerns about the planned agreement under which…

Setiap bangsa itu istimewa

Membaca berita tentang adik Patmanaban yang gagal mendapat biasiswa kerajaan untuk melanjutkan pelajaran sangat menyesakkan dada saya. Boleh dikatakan setiap tahun ada sahaja kes seumpama ini yang berlaku. Saya sendiri tertanya-tanya, apakah kaedah yang digunakan untuk menyaring dan memilih calon–calon yang layak mendapatkan biasiswa ini. Adakah kelayakan akademik, aktiviti ko-kurikulum dan temuduga sahaja yang menjadi…