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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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Kafe Pusat Rakyat LB – how one person creates an opportunity for two organisations

Kafe Pusat Rakyat LB – how one person creates an opportunity for two organisations

Becoming an agent of change

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It is never ‘just’ an internship

It is never ‘just’ an internship

Khadijah shares with us her eye-opening internship experience

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Of Camaraderie and Human Rights

Of Camaraderie and Human Rights

“I believe that the law on Human Rights is a necessary complement to the rules and regulations such as the Constitution that governs the nation. More so, its importance is elevated in the contemporary era of democracy. Without Human Rights people lose their rights to be relevant; for their rights to be taken into account […]

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Kafe Pusat Rakyat LB – Feeding Your Mind, Body and Soul

Kafe Pusat Rakyat LB – Feeding Your Mind, Body and Soul

Marina Danker’s first post on MCCHR’s latest project – Kafe Pusat Rakyat LB

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MCCHR: Vacancy Announcement

MCCHR: Vacancy Announcement

Pusat Rakyat is hiring!

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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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Your Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok is changing

Your Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok is changing

And we need your help. Throughout January and February, the MCCHR team will be working on revamping the community space to serve you better. The new community centre will feature a café, a library and an activity space. The café will not only serve good coffee, but will also offer a cosy space for you […]

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MCCHR Resource Centre News

MCCHR Resource Centre News

Ghost of Kamunting Past The Internal Security Act (ISA), which had often been abused to silent dissenting voices against the State, was abolished in 2012 after many years of advocacy and lobbying by civil society groups and family members of the detainees. But what happened to the last group of ISA detainees after the law […]

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Book Review: Debating China

Book Review: Debating China

We live in exciting times where the Dragon of the East has risen from its slumber and clashes with the other powers in the world. In this book, Nina Hachigian, who is now heading the US mission to ASEAN, pairs American and Chinese experts to engage in a series of letter exchanges. Academics and former […]

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A REFLECTION ON THE 57TH ‘IDOLADEMOKRASI’ GAMESHOP

A REFLECTION ON THE 57TH ‘IDOLADEMOKRASI’ GAMESHOP

Something is rotten in the state of Malaysia

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Dear Paprika: It Is My Fault; I Did Nothing But Complain

Dear Paprika: It Is My Fault; I Did Nothing But Complain

Pepper Lim recounts to Paprika some of the things we could be doing instead of just complaining.

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Idola-Demokrasi: Orang Asli and the Urban Youth

Idola-Demokrasi: Orang Asli and the Urban Youth

Cassandra narrates her experiences going through her first Idola workshop

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Paula At The Pusat

Paula At The Pusat

Former intern Paula Tena describes her internship with the most #ohsem Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok.

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MCCHR-KL Bar Strategic Litigation Camp 2014

MCCHR-KL Bar Strategic Litigation Camp 2014

“We belong to one race, the human race and we have only one earth. The earth we are given is not just for us but also for those who come after us. They need a tomorrow and the rest on us today.”—Irene Fernandez This year’s strategic litigation camp is happening from Thursday, 7 August until […]

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Malaysia’s open government conundrum

Malaysia’s open government conundrum

In 1996, MAMPU (or Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit) embarked on an ambitious e-government project in their effort to further improve service delivery amongst federal government agencies. Since then, Malaysian citizens have benefited tremendously from improvement in government services. Waiting and processing times at government departments and offices have also improved. And, thanks […]

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