Press Statements

Suhakam And Bar Council Must Not Shirk Joint Responsibility To Ensure Freedom Of Assembly In New Malaysia

The Malaysian Alliance of Civil Society Organisations in the UPR Process (MACSA) is deeply concerned to note that the organisers and participants in the planned rally against the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) to be held this coming weekend remain without any official external monitors of their human right to peacefully assemble nor are able to accept any offers of legal advice in the safeguarding of such a right. This is despite the green light for the rally issued by the relevant authorities such as the Police and the Kuala Lumpur Assembly Hall (DBKL) and is so glaringly absent it has spurred our former Attorney-General, Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali, to step in with offers of free legal aid for would be participants of that rally. MACSA a...

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