The Human Rights Watch - World Report 2010
"False Promises and Persistent Abuses
Read all about these false promises and blatant abuses of human rights in Malaysia.
WORLD REPORT 2010
by Human Rights Watch
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“Freedom of expression and freedom of assembly are still restricted for government critics. Najib and his ministers defend preventive detention and outdated repressive laws in the name of public security and a fragile multi-ethnic society.”
“The Internal Security Act permits indefinite detention, without charge or trial, of anyone officials regard as a threat to national security, such as suspected terrorists, individuals allegedly promoting ethnic or religious divisiveness, and government critics.”
“Stepped-up arrests, combined with fewer deportations, have increased overcrowding in immigration detention facilities and produced a deterioration of already abysmal living conditions, including contaminated water supplies, inadequate access to medical care, and poor and insufficient food “
“Public rallies organized by government critics are routinely denied permits, while those supportive of government positions may proceed unencumbered even without the requisite permit.”
“The 1984 Printing Presses and Publications Act acts as a censor by requiring annual renewal of publishing licenses and by controlling production and distribution of foreign publications. In August 2009 the government confiscated copies of the inaugural issue of Gedung Kartun, a political satire magazine, on the questionable grounds that it had not yet received a permit. The issue's cover satirized Najib's alleged indiscretions.“
“Malaysia's dual-track legal system permits Sharia courts to rule on religious and moral offenses involving Muslims and on issues involving marriage, inheritance, divorce and custody battles, and burial rites, many involving inter-religious disputed claims.”
“In July 2009 the Sharia High Court in Pahang state sentenced Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno to six strokes of a cane for drinking beer in a nightclub.”
“Malaysian authorities continue to harass and arrest human rights defenders including lawyers, journalists, NGO activists, opposition politicians, and even outspoken members of Suhakam, Malaysia's official human rights watchdog.”
“The US Trafficking in Persons 2009 report downgraded Malaysia to Tier 2 for its failure to adequately combat human trafficking. After Senator Lugar's report the head of the US Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons welcomed the arrests of immigration officials, but said the US wants to see "sustainability" and court cases.”
'We have done our best” - he was reported as saying.
Of course the Malaysian government, though Muhyiddin Yassin, denies everything and is unrepentant
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What a truly shameful situation in Malaysia, human rights are trampled upon whist the rich and well connected live in a different Malaysia to the majority of the people.
The voters need to take their fingers out, use their brains and vote wisely in the next General Election.
Ius est ars boni et aequi
Law is the art of the good and the just
Salus populi suprema lex
The safety of the people is the supreme law
Iniqua nunquam regna perpetuo manent
Stern masters do not reign long