Apology notwithstanding, article contents warrant further investigation

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“Abolish Federal Constitution’s Article 11(4)” published on October 2, 2015 by the Malay Mail Online and subsequently withdrawn with apology on October 7, 2015

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Media Advisory: Europe’s Rohingya Refugees Protest Rally at the ICC

Media Advisory: Europe’s Rohingya Refugees Protest Rally at the ICC

[ED] Reproduced as an expression of solidarity with the movement.

Europe’s ‪#‎Rohingya‬ Refugees from ‪#‎Myanmar‬ to hold a protest rally at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, calling for the prosecution of President Thein Sein and deputies for the crime of genocide.

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

6 October 2015

The Hague, Netherlands: From 1-3 pm today, Europe’s Rohingya refugees from Myanmar/Burma will hold a protest rally at the International Criminal Court and officially deliver petition to the ICC officials in order to call the court’s attention to what renowned scholars, genocide researchers and international law practitioners call Myanmar’s slow genocide of the Rohingya. The European Rohingya Council, the Burmese Muslim Association (BMA), Burma Human Rights Network and a wide array of Rohingya support groups in Malaysia, USA, France, Germany, India, Norway, and S. Africa are supporting the new public awareness campaign.

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Press Statement 16 September 2015 –  CENTHRA & YP

Press Statement 16 September 2015 – CENTHRA & YP

SUHAKAM & The Bar Council must investigate possible human rights violations at Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu Rally

We, the Centre for Human Research and Advocacy (CENTHRA) and Young Professionals (YP) note with concern media reports that the Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu rally or otherwise known as the #Merah169 rally that was initially reported as being approved and allowed to go ahead by the relevant authorities, are now being disrupted by the same.

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Waspada Perangkap TPPA

Waspada Perangkap TPPA

[ED]: Telah diterbitkan hari ini di ruangan rencana, UM.

Banyak yang telah diperkatakan tentang Perjanjian Perkongsian Trans Pasifik (TPPA) yang sedang giat dicanang Amerika Syarikat untuk ditandatangani menjelang akhir tahun ini. Pelbagai pihak khususnya Majlis Tindakan Ekonomi Melayu (MTEM), gabungan-gabungan NGO – Bantah TPPA serta pertubuhan-pertubuhan Islam Bukan Kerajaan (NGI) – telah membuat pendirian jelas mengenai arah tuju yang sepatutnya ditempuh Malaysia. Gesaan mereka jelas – iaitu jangan menandatangani perjanjian tersebut oleh kerana pelbagai kesan yang tidak memihak kepada Malaysia sebagai sebuah Negara yang berdaulat.

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The 5th Meeting of Istanbul Process

The 5th Meeting of Istanbul Process

Key Points of Moderators’ summary of the 5th Meeting of Istanbul Process for the “full and effective implementation of UN HRC Resolution 16/18”

In continuation of the previous four constructive meetings, the 5th Meeting of the Istanbul Process was held in the Headquarters of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from 3-4 June 2015 to consider the full and effective implementation of UN HRC Resolution 16/18. Continue reading

Who decides what marriage is?

Who decides what marriage is?

[ED]: Published in The Malay Mail Online today.

In the late 20th century, following substantial cultural and political developments, same-sex couples began to lead more open and public lives and to establish families. Now, the US Supreme Court has issued a majority decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, that all states must accept the legality of same-sex marriages. We must take heed of this decision because it may well have a global impact, and we do not want Malaysians to be misled on these emerging “liberal” changes to our religious teachings on the meaning of marriage. Continue reading

Mengadili Jenayah Antarabangsa

Mengadili Jenayah Antarabangsa

[ED]: Telah diterbitkan hari ini di ruangan rencana, UM.

KETIKA rencana ini ditulis, Palestin telah memfailkan dossier ke Mahkamah Je­nayah Antarabangsa (ICC)­ pada 25 Jun lalu, sebagai asas penyiasatan a­wal pendakwaraya ICC, Fatou Bensouda bagi mengheret Isra­el ke muka pengadilan atas serang­an terhadap orang awam Palestin pa­da 2014. Continue reading