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Concerns And Commendations For Suhakam Over Its 2018 Annual Report

The Malaysian Alliance of Civil Society Organisations in the UPR Process (MACSA) congratulates the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) on the occasion of the first parliamentary discussion of its annual human rights report recently. Indeed, this momentous occasion, which we are aware that SUHAKAM has been pushing for since its inception in 1999, deserves due recognition by the local and international community in our common pursuit of upholding human rights for all. We have perused the contents of the report prepared by our national human rights body and find that while there are many areas in which the report deserves to be commended, it sadly is bereft of objectivity, contains several misleading narratives and lacks inclusivity. Some of the more concerning issues we have wit...

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Greater Ties between Islamic Authorities and Suhakam a Step Forward for Human Rights

The Malaysian Alliance of Civil Society Organisations in the UPR Process (MACSA) is elated to learn from media reports that closer ties have been fostered between the various Islamic religious departments throughout Malaysia and the National Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM) as elaborated by one of its commissioners Dr. Nik Salida Suhaila Nik Saleh at the 20th anniversary forum of the latter hosted at the Istana Hotel recently. Indeed the whole purpose of human rights as adumbrated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 (UDHR) is to argument and compliment the teachings of Islam which teach love and reverence for and obedience to a supreme creator higher then oneself and that the grant of such rights is by the authority of and subject to this creator of all humankind, and not...

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