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Defending the Truth about Palestinians’ Decades of Suffering – Wan Roslili Abd. Majid

“Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as time goes by, what is true is revealed, and what is fake fades away” - Ismail Haniyeh, Palestinian Politician The Palestinians' suffering as well as their hope and struggle to return and reclaim their occupied homeland are famously known to the whole world. Not to mention in today's borderless era where their stories of misery are easily accessible, especially through social media. In addition to new media, other platforms such as books and films still play an important role in spreading the word about the Palestinians' hardships and the atrocities committed against them. Movies, for example, have a great impact in revealing hidden truths and raising awareness amongst the audience. They are als...

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Pertimbang kombinasi kaedah di AS, UK lantik ahli JAC – Lukman Sheriff Alias

Cadangan Majlis Raja-Raja supaya kuasa lantikan diberi kepada institusi tertentu seperti Majlis Peguam, Persatuan Undang-Undang Sabah, Persatuan Peguambela Sarawak dan Jawatankuasa Pemilih Parlimen kini mencetuskan polemik baharu. Tidak dinafikan, barangkali masih ramai tidak sedar betapa penting pelantikan ahli Suruhanjaya Pelantikan Kehakiman (JAC) bukan sahaja hendak memastikan sistem kehakiman bebas dan adil, malah ia berperanan menjamin keamanan serta keharmonian masyarakat dan negara. Bagi memastikan kelayakan ahli JAC dinilai dengan penuh wibawa, apa yang perlu difahami adalah hasrat diharapkan daripada badan kehakiman dan memahami bagaimana negara lain menggarap isu pelantikan ini. Apabila kita mahu sistem dan badan kehakiman yang bebas, kita mesti jelas apa yang kita mahu...

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MACSA di Radio IKIM

Sepanjang bulan Ogos - September 2022, MACSA dengan kerjasama IKIM - MACSA - CENTHRA bersiaran di Radio IKIM melalui Slot Analisis - Cakna Isu Hak Asasi Semasa  setiap Selasa, jam 8:30 pagi. Analisis Siri Pertama (02/08/2022) Tetamu: Dr Mohd Farid Mohd Shahran Klik: Hak Asasi Manusia menurut Pandangan Alam Islam Analisis Siri Kedua (09/08/2022) Tetamu: Tuan Lukman Sheriff Alias Klik: Hak Asasi Manusia dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan Analisis Siri Ketiga (16/08/2022) Tetamu: Dr. Murni Wan Mohd Nor, Pensyarah Kanan, Fakulti Ekologi Manusia UPM & Fellow Kanan CENTHRA Klik: Kebebasan Berekspresi: Antara Hak & Tanggungjawab Analisis Siri Keempat (23/08/2022) Tetamu: Dr Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil, Ketua Pengarah IKIM Klik: Kebebasan Berag

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MACSA di Radio IKIM

MACSA ke udara pada 21 Julai 2022 dalam Slot Generasi, Radio IKIM bagi menerangkan topik kebebasan bersuara. Tetamu : Prof Madya Dr Rafidah Hanim Mokhtar, Pengerusi Bersama MACSA Klik: Cabaran Pengaruh Media Baru dan Filem Animasi Terhadap Anak-Anak

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MACSA di Radio IKIM

MACSA ke udara pada 19 Julai 2022 dalam Slot Analisis, Radio IKIM bagi menerangkan topik kebebasan bersuara. Tetamu : Tuan Ahmad Farami Abdul Karim, Exco Media dan Komunikasi MACSA Klik: Analisis: Antara Kebebasan Bersuara dan Menghina Agama: Di Mana Sempadannya?

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Kasthuri Patto’s factually wrong statement on the Universal Periodic Review and why the Chairman of SUHAKAM is right on local mould

We refer to Kasthuri Patto's erroneous statement on the process of The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in an article where she attacks the newly appointed Chairman of SUHAKAM. She claims that Malaysia’s involvement in the UPR process is somehow dependent on SUHAKAM’s grade A status within the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI). The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situation in their countries and to fulfill their human rights obligations. The UPR process involves 3 parties: the state the civil societies the national human rights institution (NHRI). SUHAKAM is our NHRI. 𝗚𝗔𝗡𝗛𝗥𝗜 𝗮𝗻𝗱...

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International community must condemn the abhorrent Islamophobic practices in India

MACSA joins the international community in condemning the abhorrent Islamophobic practices in India. The latest episode where a senior official from the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) named Nupur Sharma who disparaged Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is proof of the rapid growth of Islamophobia in India. Although the BJP had reiterated that it was "𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘺 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘳 𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘰𝘯" and "𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘺", Ms Sharma is no fringe element within the party. What is concerning is the fact that she is the official BJP spokesperson who was invited to TV debates to represent and defend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. This latest incident follows series of Islamophobic incidences that shook the South Asian country....

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Stop the discriminatory, hypocritical and self-serving treatment of egregious human rights abuses

Malaysian Alliance of Civil Society Organisations (MACSA) calls on the media and human rights organizations not to be discriminatory, hypocritical and self serving in the treatment of egregious human rights abuses on the back of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Though MACSA opposes the invasion by Russia and Ukraine and any subsequent human rights abuses, MACSA finds appalling the selective treatment of US and western countries on war crimes and egregious human rights abuses. The US has yet to be accounted for the war crimes on the illegal war and incursion in Iraq and Libya, among others, it initiated. They have yet to be taken to account of its decades long illegal detention without trial of abducted prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. The US has consistently been supporting to this day e...

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Tolak anasir Islamofobia dalam arus perdana

Pertubuhan Bangsa-bangsa Bersatu (PBB) pada tahun ini mengisytiharkan 15 Mac sebagai Hari Islamofobia Sedunia. Gabungan Pertubuhan Masyarakat Sivil Malaysia (MACSA) mengalu-alukan pengiktirafan ke atas permasalahan kebencian terhadap umat Islam ini yang menyebabkan mereka menjadi mangsa prejudis, stereotaip dan diskriminasi. Islamofobia turut berlaku di Malaysia, tetapi malangnya kesedaran menentang Islamofobia masih rendah dan banyak pihak termasuk umat Islam sendiri memandang enteng terhadap perkara ini. Tanpa disedari, lslamofobia menjadi satu dogma yang diterima dalam kehidupan seharian sehingga tidak menyedari ia semakin meluas. Masyarakat sudah terlalu lama dibanjiri berita memberi gambaran buruk dan menakutkan terhadap Islam sehingga ia mengaburkan garis nilai manusia s...

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