The Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) a.k.a Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok is a community-based organisation based in Kuala Lumpur. Established in March 2011, its mission is to promote and protect human rights in Malaysia in accordance with established international human rights standards and principles. MCCHR carries out a number of projects. Under its […]
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.
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!
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.
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.
Civil society movement are upset that three alleged motorcycle thieves have been charged under Emergency Ordinance and want it repealed
“(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.
Lord Bobo believes that if we ask, we shall receive.
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.
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.
A post about the first-of-its-kind UndiMalaysia! campaign, which appeared in the Selangor Times, Issue 25, 20-22 May 2011.
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.
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.
An edited version of a report by KomunitiKini, which first appeared on komunitikini.com on 21 March 2011
News on LoyarBurok from The Malaysian Insider!
News on the opening of Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism & Human Rights aka the LoyarBurok Rakyat Centre.