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Social Media and Privacy: Where do we put the limit?

Social Media and Privacy: Where do we put the limit?

…how our personal information is being used and stored by digital platforms raise many questions.

Internet Stereotypes – A double-edged sword?

Internet Stereotypes – A double-edged sword?

Stereotypes can sometimes be empowering. This book review reveals why.

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Killing free speech in the name of stopping cyber-bullying in schools?

Killing free speech in the name of stopping cyber-bullying in schools?

Look at the many “wars” on morality that our government has waged on teenagers…

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‘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 [...]

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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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My experience attending two acronymed events on behalf of an acronymed organisation

My experience attending two acronymed events on behalf of an acronymed organisation

Here is a brief summary of the AFEC-SEA meeting and the APRiFG, attended by Louis Liaw. Louis does not realise that he is now forever bound to the MCCHR who shall call upon him to serve the MCCHR however and whenever. As a member of the Advocates for Freedom of Expression Coalition – South East [...]

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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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Story of the first ever Level 2 Strategic Litigation Training

Story of the first ever Level 2 Strategic Litigation Training

In her first ever article, Sarah-Ann Yong writes about her experience during the first ever MCCHR Level 2 (Intermediate) Strategic Litigation training (1-4 December 2016) where she met moot court judges Nasty, Nastier and Nastiest. Fourteen young lawyers were very fortunate to be selected to attend the first ever Level 2 (Intermediate) Strategic Litigation training [...]

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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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Lena Hendry’s trial continues…

Lena Hendry’s trial continues…

Sean Chan, currently interning at the MCCHR, writes a report of the defence stage of the Lena Hendry trial, which took place on the 9th and 14th December. Arul Prakash, the executive director of Pusat KOMAS (in 2013) was the witness testifying on 9th December 2016. While on the witness stand, Prakash gave a detailed [...]

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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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Protect When You Connect – The dangers of harassment in cyberspace

Protect When You Connect – The dangers of harassment in cyberspace

Nowhere seems to be a safe haven anymore. Not even home.

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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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Defining Online Harassment

Defining Online Harassment

…an extension to offline harassment?

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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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Sex Education Classes at Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok

Registration now at http://goo.gl/forms/brv0k9F8Mr. Within our society, many parents continue to find it difficult to discuss the changes their children will encounter as they enter into puberty. Simple examples include: a young girl’s first period, growth spurts, wet dreams, the reproductive organs and how they function….But ask any young person, and they’ll tell you that [...]

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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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