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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.
‘Bin Abdullah’ case: An illegitimate Muslim child or just a child?

‘Bin Abdullah’ case: An illegitimate Muslim child or just a child?

Marion who is interning with the MCCHR writes about the ‘bin Abdullah’ case, from a rights-based perspective as well as the social and cultural dimensions. Marion does not realise that becoming an intern with the MCCHR is a pledge to serve the MCCHR for life. On 25th July 2017, the Court of Appeal dismissed the [...]

Malaysian Women Lawyers Conference, 16 November 2017

Malaysian Women Lawyers Conference, 16 November 2017

Our Long Seh Lih will be speaking at the Malaysian Women Lawyers Conference on 16 November 2017. It is a not-to-be-missed event not only because you get to see Seh Lih in action but you will be inspired by the many trailblazers, who have failed, got up, and found the courage to continue to inspire [...]

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Islam, Undang-undang dan Perlembagaan Malaysia

Read retired Judge, Dato’ Seri Mohd Hishamudin Yunus’s speech on Islam, law and the Constitution

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Participate in the Best Survey in the World

Participate in the Best Survey in the World

Dear Loyarburokkers (this time, only Loyarburokkers who are members of the Malaysian Bar), Hear ye hear ye! Lord Bobo calls upon thee to participate in the Best Survey in the World –  ‘LAWYERS: ACCESS TO JUSTICE: CHALLENGING PRO BONO IN MALAYSIA’. We trust that all you readers of the blawg know how much we value [...]

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Need an office space? MCCHR is looking for a sub-tenant!

Need an office space? MCCHR is looking for a sub-tenant!

Address: A-3A-8, Pantai Business Park, Jalan Pantai Baharu, 59200 Kuala Lumpur. Available from 1 June 2017. Who knows, you might bump into Lord Bobo making coffee. Option A – Right Wing Approximately 800 sq feet Inclusive of one partitioned and locked room Comfortable for 8 pax (can fit up to 10 pax) Monthly rental: RM1,400.00 [...]

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We Still Haven’t Found What We’re Looking For! VA: MCCHR Project Assistant Apply Apply

We Still Haven’t Found What We’re Looking For! VA: MCCHR Project Assistant Apply Apply

We climbed the highest mountain and ran through fields but unfortunately, we still have not found a suitable person to work with us. So, if you think you are The Candidate, please apply NOW! The Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) a.k.a Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok is a community-based organisation based in Jalan Pantai [...]

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How Indira Gandhi’s respondents argued their points

In an earlier article, Is Indira’s battle finally coming to an end?, I summarized the submissions of the appellant’s lawyers delivered to the Federal Court on 14th and 15th November. The hearing continued on 28th November 2016 with the submissions of Muhammad Riduan’s lawyer Hatim Musa, the State Legal Advisor Rohana Abdul Malek and Senior [...]

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Is Indira’s battle finally coming to an end?

Is Indira’s battle finally coming to an end?

For seven long years, Indira Gandhi has fought for judicial remedy concerning the unilateral conversion of her three children. After many ups and downs, the case went into its final round before the Federal Court on 14th and 15th November 2016. What has happened so far? Before discussing the events on 14th and 15th November, [...]

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MCCHR is Looking for a Project Assistant!

MCCHR is Looking for a Project Assistant!

The Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) a.k.a Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok is a community-based organisation based in Jalan Pantai Baharu, Kuala Lumpur. Established in March 2011, its mission is to promote and protect human rights in Malaysia in accordance with established international human rights principles, treaties and law. The MCCHR has two main [...]

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6 reasons why cyber-bullying is so damn frightening

6 reasons why cyber-bullying is so damn frightening

The internet has allowed more cowards to bully

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What is the value and worth of gender equality in Malaysia?

What is the value and worth of gender equality in Malaysia?

Toby, currently interning at Pusat Rakyat LB, critically discusses the recent Noorfadilla case (where damages were reduced by 90 percent) and compares this with the approaches of the European Court of Human Rights and the US courts when awarding damages in cases of human rights violations. In the case of Noorfadilla Ahmad Saikin, the Shah [...]

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Time for Prosecution Guidelines?

Time for Prosecution Guidelines?

Khadijah who survived the rigorous internship programme at Pusat Rakyat LB discusses the possible benefits of prosecution guidelines to the discourse on freedom of expression in Malaysia. Although the Attorney-General announced that he was dropping the sedition charge against Professor Azmi Sharom in February 2016, the ubiquity of the Sedition Act 1948 left a bitter [...]

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CALL FOR APPLICATION – ORGANISATIONAL EVALUATOR

CALL FOR APPLICATION – ORGANISATIONAL EVALUATOR

As the Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) approaches its 5th anniversary, we would like to carry out an assessment of our organisation. The MCCHR is a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting and protecting human rights in Malaysia. Established in March 2011, the MCCHR’s main activities includes UndiMsia!, its civic education programme and its [...]

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Opening Remarks: Strategic Litigation Conference #SLC, 3 October 2015

Opening Remarks: Strategic Litigation Conference #SLC, 3 October 2015

George Varughese, Vice-President of the Malaysian Bar opening remarks at Strategic Litigation Conference #SLC

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We need to talk about Lena Hendry

We need to talk about Lena Hendry

An eloquent write-up about Lena Hendry’s case (one of Pusat Rakyat LB’s strategic litigation cases), by Charlotte Kong, intern of Pusat Rakyat LB. Voltaire once said ‘I may disagree with what you say but I will defend to my death your right to say it’.[1] Yet government violation of freedom of expression has been a [...]

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Child in Conflict with the Law: The Way Forward

The Bar Council Legal Aid Centre (Kuala Lumpur) will be hosting a Forum on “Child in Conflict with the Law: The Way Forward”. The forum aims to identify some of the main challenges faced when dealing with a child caught within the criminal justice system in Malaysia. The event attempts to explore the current legal, [...]

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ACSC/APF 2015: Keeping the Faith, 24 April 2015

ACSC/APF 2015: Keeping the Faith, 24 April 2015

The Human Rights Resource Centre (HRRC) and Global Movement of Moderates (GMM) Foundation will be hosting a session on freedom of religion in ASEAN during the ASEAN People’s Forum 2015, 24 April 2015, 2 – 4 p.m; Session 49, Conference Room B, 2nd Floor Wisma MCA, Kuala Lumpur. The HRRC will present some key findings of its [...]

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MCCHR: Vacancy Announcement

MCCHR: Vacancy Announcement

Pusat Rakyat is hiring!

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Hush Hush, It May Be Seditious

Hush Hush, It May Be Seditious

Declan joins Pusat Rakyat LB’s army of forever interns and this is his first article for the most awesome blawg in this universe! Declan writes about Tian Chua’s sedition case, one of Pusat Rakyat LB’s strategic litigation case. On 13 May 2013, a forum was held at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall [...]

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SPECIAL EDITION! STRATEGIC LITIGATION CAMP ON INTERNET FREEDOM

SPECIAL EDITION! STRATEGIC LITIGATION CAMP ON INTERNET FREEDOM

Do you want to know more about net neutrality and right to be forgotten? Do you want to know how these concepts will be applied in Malaysia? Come to our Strategic Litigation Camp on Internet Freedom – 25 to 28 February 2015 (leaving to Port Dickson only at 6pm on 25 February 2015). Programme is [...]

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