Published in The Malay Mail.
APRIL 10 — The Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (Centhra), together with the Concerned Lawyers for Justice (CLJ), follow with great concern the on-going debate and public outcry pertaining to the raid by The Federal Territories Islamic Department (JAWI) on the transgender community dinner function, dubbed as “transgender beauty pageant,” said to have been held at an upscale hotel in the city centre on the night of April 3, 2016. Continue reading
PUTRAJAYA, March 10 (Bernama) — Denial of rights of children studying in Sekolah Agama Rakyat (SAR) to obtain the same level of education enjoyed by children in government schools contradicts an international treaty and the provisions of the Constitution, according to an advocacy group. Continue reading
PEACE, DEMOCRACY AND REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP TOWARDS THE REALISATION OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Full text of Speech by Azril Mohd Amin Chief Executive, Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (CENTHRA) presented at the Asian Youth Forum, Cambodia on 26th February 2016
Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests,
Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh and a very good afternoon. It gives me great pleasure to be here today at this gathering by the Asian Youth Forum, one where many nations of Asia, and all state parties to the ASEAN Charter are in attendance, and, in my capacity as the Chief Executive of the Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (CENTHRA) in Malaysia. I have been invited by the organisers of this Forum to give a short lecture and thus I shall speak on Peace, Democracy and Regional Partnership Towards the Realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Continue reading
Media Statement by CENTHRA, Concerned Lawyers for Justice (CLJ) and Young Professionals (YP). Published in The Malaymail Online.
JANUARY 12 — The Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (CENTHRA), Concerned Lawyers for Justice (CLJ) and Young Professionals (YP) follow with concern ongoing domestic developments with regard to the intended tabling of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) for debate before Parliament scheduled for the 26, 27 and 28 of this month. Continue reading
Published in The Malaysian Insider today.
When it comes to philosophical as well as religious differences in the interpretation and implementation of human rights, the tale of David versus Goliath may be resorted to for inspiration. Continue reading
Perlembagaan Persekutuan meletakkan asas yang kukuh bagi kedudukan Islam sebagai agama Negara melalui fasal 3(1) dan fasal-fasal lain berkaitan. Sumpah sharie Yang DiPertuan Agong di dalam fasal 37(1) (Jadual Keempat), memaktubkan tanggungjawab baginda untuk memelihara Islam pada setiap masa. Tugas ini diamanahkan di bahu setiap penjawat awam bagi kerajaan yang memerintah, serta merupakan salah satu tiang utama yang membina asas kenegaraan.
Press Statement 22 November 2015
The Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (CENTHRA), iPeguam and Young Professionals (YP) are shocked, outraged and perturbed reading news reports quoting US President Barack Obama as saying that the state should respect Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights as part of human rights and that government policy on marriage should be the same for both opposite sex and same sex couples. Continue reading
PRESS STATEMENT BY CENTHRA & Young Professionals (YP)
9 October 2015
The Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (CENTHRA) and Young Professionals (YP) refer to the recent article by the Malay Mail Online columnist Boo Su-Lyn titled “Abolish Federal Constitution’s Article 11(4)” published on October 2, 2015 by the Malay Mail Online and subsequently withdrawn with apology on October 7, 2015