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MACSA's advocacy works have been recognized by many including in the followings: YB Senator Puan Asmak Binti Husin in Parliamentary Debate on 3 September 2018. The Hansard from Dewan Negara can be downloaded here: DN-03092018. YB Senator Datuk Wira Marzuki Bin Yahya in Parliamentary Debate on 5 September 2018. The Hansard from Dewan Negara can be downloaded here: DN-05092018. Resolution to 'Wacana Kesejagatan Ummah 2018' held by Jabatan Mufti Negeri Perak on 6 September 2018. The Resolution can be downloaded here: Resolusi Wacana Kesejagatan Ummah 2018. Report Ministry of Foreign Affairs by Foreign Policy Framework of the New Malaysia: Change in Continuity (2019). The Policy Framework can be downloaded here: Foreign Policy Framework. Sarune Beh, Dr Nurhidayah Abdullah &...

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Purchase MACSA Inaugural Islamophobia Report 2017 – 2020 Here

Islamophobia in Malaysia? Are you sure there’s Islamophobia in a Muslim country? Some may ask in disbelief. Unfortunately it has become an acceptable way in our daily life that many don’t even realise that this is widespread and wrong. MACSA Inaugural Islamophobia Report 2017-2020 records incidences of Islamophobic tendencies occurring in Muslim-majority Malaysia. This Report is the first of its kind to document the many hate speeches and prejudices that plagued the Malaysian society and caused many Muslims to be unconsciously discriminated. MACSA has compiled instances to outline the Islamophobic incidences in Malaysia during the reporting period of 2017 - 2020 to record publicly these Islamophobic instances as a way to create awareness for the public so that future instances can be...

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SUHAKAM: A Look at Rights and What Religious Communities in Malaysia Can Take Onboard

It is common amongst many factors to see an appeal to human rights or international human rights norms as the justification for LGBTQ and gender equality. It seems in our modern or post-modern society, human rights or rights claims rest much on what is taken for granted as “rights order”. And much of the rights order enunciate rights and laws that must be taken as very much the norms which must never be questioned. The recent research proposal by the Malaysian human rights commission, SUHAKAM entitled, “The Feasibility of Having Legislation on the Recognition of a Third Gender” has occasioned an examination into this point. The objective of the research is to identify the feasibility of having legislation on legal gender recognition in Malaysia with the scope of the research encompas...

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HRW Promosi Kanak-Kanak Trans: Bukti LGBT Bergerak Ke Fasa Seterusnya – Prof Madya Dr Rafidah Hanim (Samudera)

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 Jun 2021: “Tindakan HRW mula mempromosikan #PRIDE atau LGBT untuk kanak-kanak adalah bukti bahawa mereka bergerak ke fasa seterusnya,” kata Prof Madya Dr Rafidah Hanim Mokhtar, Pensyarah Perubatan Fakulti Perubatan dan Sains Kesihatan di Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM). Mengulas lanjut, beliau menyatakan, ribuan anak-anak dan remaja di UK dan US diperdaya untuk mengambil ubat menghalang baligh atau “puberty blocker” kerana mereka ingin menukar jantina. Di UK, ibu bapa terpaksa menubuhkan organisasi bernama Transgender Trend yang membantah garis panduan disediakan oleh pihak pro LGBT bernama Stonewall ke sekolah-sekolah, yang antara lain menyokong dan mempertahankan rawatan mencegah baligh, dalam menyokong anak-anak ini mengubah jantina. Dilaporkan ada anak-ana...

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Lebih 150 NGO bantah kajian iktiraf jantina ketiga SUHAKAM (Berita Harian)

KUALA LUMPUR: Lebih 150 pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) Islam membantah tindakan Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (SUHAKAM) yang menjalankan penyelidikan bagi mengiktiraf jantina ketiga di negara ini. Dalam satu kenyataan bersama hari ini, selain umat Islam, gabungan NGO itu menggesa semua pihak tanpa mengira latar belakang pertubuhan, masyarakat mahupun individu tampil menyatakan pendirian mereka untuk menolak tindakan suruhanjaya hak asasi terbabit. "Bantahan terhadap pengiktirafan jantina ketiga tidak hanya dibuat oleh PAS, malah disertai dan disokong oleh pelbagai pihak. "Justeru tu, kami mengajak setiap pihak tanpa mengira NGO, persatuan, parti politik, masyarakat sivil dan individu serta umat Islam secara keseluruhannya bersepadu bangkit menyatakan pendirian mereka den...

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Highlighting Israel’s role in the making of refugees

Some 1,500 Palestinians, mostly refugees from the 1967 war, are facing a new expulsion order from the neighbourhood of Silwan in Occupied East Jerusalem, making them refugees twice over. It seems appropriate, on World Refugee Day tomorrow, to consider Israel's contribution to what has become an unprecedented global crisis of mass displacement. I am not just talking about the 85 per cent of the indigenous population of Palestine driven out of their homes in 1948, nor am I only talking about the approximately 6 million Palestinian refugees in the world today, nor either the tens of thousands of internally displaced families within Gaza rendered homeless by Israeli airstrikes. No, indeed; Israel has been a refugee creation machine on a far grander scale than just the Palestinians. ...

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Joint Statement Islamic NGOs Against The Research Proposals Of “Feasibility Of Having Legislation Of The Recognition Of A Third Gender In Malaysia” By The Human Rights Commission Of Malaysia (Suhakam)

We, as citizens of Malaysia strongly oppose the proposal to recognise The Third Gender in Malaysia by the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) entitled “Feasibility of Having Legislation of the Recognition of a Third Gender in Malaysia”. A number of non governmental organisations (NGOs) and individuals have written in support of SUHAKAM by using erroneous arguments in their joint statement entitled ‘Responding to Parti Islam Se-Malaysia's (PAS) Criticism of the Research on "Feasibility of Having Legislation of the Recognition of a Third Gender in Malaysia" by the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM)’ dated 16th June 2021 in Free Malaysia Today and Malaysiakini portals. The objection in efforts of recognising the third gender has not only been made by Parti Islam...

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Kenyataan Bersama Bantahan NGO Islam terhadap Penyelidikan ke arah Mengiktiraf Jantina Ketiga oleh Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia (SUHAKAM)

Kami ingin menyatakan bantahan kami sebagai rakyat Malaysia terhadap tawaran penyelidikan ke arah mengiktiraf jantina ketiga di Malaysia oleh Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (SUHAKAM) bertajuk “Feasibility of Having Legislation of the Recognition of a Third Gender in Malaysia”. Beberapa badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) dan individu telah menulis mempertahankan SUHAKAM dengan menggunakan hujah- hujah yang mengelirukan dalam surat mereka bertajuk ‘Menjawab Kecaman Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) Terhadap Penyelidikan “Feasibility of Having Legislation of the Recognition of a Third Gender in Malaysia” oleh Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (SUHAKAM)’ bertarikh 16 haribulan Jun 2021 seperti yang disiarkan oleh portal Free Malaysia Today dan “Menjawab kecaman PAS terhadap penyelidika...

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LGBTQ ancam identiti anak-anak – Nur Farihah Meor Mazli

KELAKUAN terdesak segelintir aktivis hak asasi manusia sesuai diibaratkan seperti burung terbang dipipiskan lada apabila terbongkar rancangan licik mereka untuk menormalisasikan elemen lesbian, gay, biseksual, transgender dan ‘queer’ (LGBTQ) di sekolah. Pemilik akaun laman sosial Instagram dengan nama ‘Sekolah Semua’ baru-baru ini telah menganjurkan sebuah program sembang santai yang membicarakan tentang keupayaan kerajaan untuk memastikan hak pendidikan buat pengamal homoseksualiti antara lain, dipelihara. Dakwaan si tetamu jemputan bahawa sekolah telah gagal menjadi institusi yang selamat buat para pelajar hanya kerana terdapat kes-kes buli terhadap individu berperwatakan lembut dan kurang ‘jantan’ adalah satu tuduhan liar dan berat sebelah. Kenyataan penuh dangkal terserlah apabila a...

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SOGIE Tidak Wujud Pada Tahun 1948 – Prof Madya Dr Rafidah Hanim Mokhtar (Samudera)

KUALA LUMPUR, 18 Jun 2021 – “Ketika itu, ketika kita bersetuju untuk UDHR, tidak timbul isu untuk kita terima sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGIE). Waktu tu tak wujud lagi. Orientasi seks dan gender identity tidak wujud tahun 1948,” kata Profesor Madya Dr Rafidah Hanim Mokhtar, Presiden Pertubuhan Ikatan Wanita Antarabangsa bagi Institusi Keluarga dan Pendidikan Berkualiti (WAFIQ). Ujar beliau dalam sesi bual bicara “Perspektif Bersama Bro Firdaus Wong: Hak Asasi Manusia Dari Perspektif Islam” Rabu lalu, Malaysia menerimapakai Deklarasi Sejagat Hak Asasi Manusia (UDHR) selepas mendapat kemerdekaan. Pada waktu itu, tidak timbul sebarang isu dengan 30 artikel yang terkandung dalam UDHR. “Malaysia menjadi ahli PBB selepas kita merdeka pada 1957. Jadi bila kita merdeka, kita te

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