Malaysian NGO Suaram notes culture of impunity, intolerance, and missing reforms

October 1, 2013

On 26 September the NGO Suaram released its “Malaysia Human Rights Report 2012: Civil and Political Rights” in Kuala Lumpur. The report highlights several key trends in human rights in 2012, including:

1 the increasingly serious and repeated cases of abuses of power by the police and law enforcement agencies with impunity;

2 the heightened intolerance towards dissent; and

3 the government’s cosmetic approach to reform and compliance with human rights standards.

Suaram’s 2012 report is launched to honour human rights defenders in Malaysia and the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Assembly and of Association, Maina Kiai in his foreword writes: “This annual report is a critical tool to support civil society actors in their effort to advocate and contribute to strengthened implementation of human rights. Its continued publication is vital to a vibrant democracy in Malaysia”.

via Putrajaya tarnished by culture of impunity, intolerance, and missing reforms — Suaram | What You Think | The Malay Mail Online.

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