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Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) is a non-profit based in Kuala Lumpur with the mission of promoting active democratic participation and human rights awareness.
Malaysiakini: Pregnant, so no placement as relief teacher

Malaysiakini: Pregnant, so no placement as relief teacher

Relief teacher seeking a declaration that pregnancy cannot be used as an excuse to not employ a person as a untrained relief teacher (GSTT) and the revocation of the memo on her placement to be declared illegal and unconstitutional.

The Star: Azmyl Wins ‘By-Election’ With Free Condoms Pledge (#P223 UndiMalaysia!)

The Star: Azmyl Wins ‘By-Election’ With Free Condoms Pledge (#P223 UndiMalaysia!)

UndiMalaysia! P223 Annexe Gallery seat grabbed by Azmyl Yunor (Parti All Nite Long) in a tight contest with Syahredzan Johan (Let’s Go Parti) on 19 June 2011. And Isabelle Lai writes about it for The Star!

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Malaysiakini: Lawyers To Proceed With EO Test Case

Malaysiakini: Lawyers To Proceed With EO Test Case

Lawyer K Shanmuga claimed that his clients had been detained for more than 60 days without trial; forced to sign blank documents; kicked and severely assaulted with metal pipes, wires and aluminum rods; and prevented from meeting their lawyers.

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BC: Use Of EO & ISA Proves Government Lacks Commitment To The Rule Of Law

BC: Use Of EO & ISA Proves Government Lacks Commitment To The Rule Of Law

These detentions under the EO and ISA raise serious questions, such as why action has not been taken under the Penal Code and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007. Instead, the authorities have chosen to rely on preventive detention legislation that is devoid of any proper regard and safeguards for human rights. The EO and the ISA are convenient tools for the police, as their use means that no evidence need be produced in a court of law to support the police’s allegations. This entirely sidesteps adherence to the due process of the law.

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FMT: Detention Without Trial Must End Now

FMT: Detention Without Trial Must End Now

Civil society movement are upset that three alleged motorcycle thieves have been charged under Emergency Ordinance and want it repealed

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TMI: Charge suspected thieves instead of using EO, says lawyer

TMI: Charge suspected thieves instead of using EO, says lawyer

“(There are) more than sufficient laws under the Penal Code to charge these boys,” added Bon, who is also a campaigner in the Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism & Human Rights.

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Don’t throw away your things! Salvage them for Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok

Don’t throw away your things! Salvage them for Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok

Lord Bobo believes that if we ask, we shall receive.

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Malaysiakini: Test Case In The Works To Free Trio Held Under EO

Malaysiakini: Test Case In The Works To Free Trio Held Under EO

Longest running emergency to date!

Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights representative Edmund Bon, when contacted, said he knew of the cases and proposed the intervention by way of judicial review.

“All of them are detained and restricted without trial and they have no way of defending themselves. Most of those detained are poor, uneducated and marginalised, and because the emergency order has not been lifted it is used against them to restrict their fundamental liberties,” he said.

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Invitation: Forum on “What price, media freedom?” by Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ)

Invitation: Forum on “What price, media freedom?” by Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ)

The Centre for Independent Journalism is organising a forum on “What price, media freedom?” at Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok on 1 June 2011, 8:30pm. Admission is free and no registration needed. More details are as follows.

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Change Your Life, Change Malaysia!

Change Your Life, Change Malaysia!

A post about the first-of-its-kind UndiMalaysia! campaign, which appeared in the Selangor Times, Issue 25, 20-22 May 2011.

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Remembering Sendai

Remembering Sendai

Barely 2 months before the mega earthquake struck Japan, Colin Shafer was fortunate enough to be in Sendai – capturing photographs of a landscape never to be the same again.

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Defending Civil Society – Report on Laws and Regulations Governing Civil Society Organisations in Malaysia

Defending Civil Society – Report on Laws and Regulations Governing Civil Society Organisations in Malaysia

Link to the full “Report on Laws and Regulations Governing Civil Society Organisations in Malaysia” which outlines the legal framework and environment governing civil society organisations (CSOs) in Malaysia.

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Ops P.I.S.A.N.G.: Loyarburok Opens Community Centre

Ops P.I.S.A.N.G.: Loyarburok Opens Community Centre

An edited version of a report by KomunitiKini, which first appeared on komunitikini.com on 21 March 2011

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LoyarBurok to Focus on Voter Education

LoyarBurok to Focus on Voter Education

News on LoyarBurok from The Malaysian Insider!

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LoyarBurok Opens Up Resource Centre to ‘Empower Malaysians’, The Star Online, Sunday March 20, 2011

LoyarBurok Opens Up Resource Centre to ‘Empower Malaysians’, The Star Online, Sunday March 20, 2011

News on the opening of Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism & Human Rights aka the LoyarBurok Rakyat Centre.

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On BFM: Voter Rights and Education

On BFM: Voter Rights and Education

LoyarBurokkers Edmund Bon and Fahri Azzat were on BFM today to speak about voters’ rights and education, amidst LoyarBurok’s latest efforts: Ops PISANG, Pusat Rakyat LB (Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism & Human Rights), and UndiMalaysia!

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LoyarBurok’s New Home: Ops P.I.S.A.N.G. 19 Mar 2011, 3pm at PusatRakyatLB

LoyarBurok’s New Home: Ops P.I.S.A.N.G. 19 Mar 2011, 3pm at PusatRakyatLB

HERE AT LAST! Attention Rakyat! You’re invited to Ops P.I.S.A.N.G. Launching of PusatRakyatLB a.k.a. Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights

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