International Tribunal on Oppression of Rohingya in KL, this September

Source: BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 (Bernama) – Kuala Lumpur will host the concluding session of the Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) on the persecution of ethnic Rohingya, Kachin and other minority groups in Myanmar, at Universiti Malaya from Sept 18 to 22.
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Text of Speech at Asian Youth Forum 26 February 2016

Text of Speech at Asian Youth Forum 26 February 2016

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

Rohingyas: Out of the Depths of Suffering, We Cry

Rohingyas: Out of the Depths of Suffering, We Cry

Auschwitz is the Nazi extermination camp in Poland for the Jewish people whom Hitler wished to eliminate from the face of the earth. This place is the well-known monument to modern-day an act of genocide. Standing in Auschwitz, one may actually feel the horror of facing, not only personal death, but the death of your entire culture and genetic heritage. Continue reading

Tahun Memperkasa Hak Asasi

Rencana ini telah disiarkan di ruangan rencana UM.

DUA peristiwa penting telah berlaku di Pertubuhan Bangsa-bangsa Bersatu (PBB) menjelang berlabuhnya tirai penutup tahun 2014. Pertama, Perhimpunan Agung PBB pada 29 Disember 2014 meluluskan resolusi menggesa Myanmar untuk memberikan ‘kewarganegaraan penuh’ kepada minoriti Rohingya Islam bertujuan membolehkan mereka bergerak bebas di seluruh negara tersebut. Continue reading

Rohingya: Victims of False Borders

There was a time in recent history that the USA became a haven of hope for many downtrodden minorities of European kingdoms. When these immigrants sacrificed and struggled to arrive in the USA, they adopted the “melting pot” approach to culture. It did not matter where you came from, because “all men are created equal”. Even today, American domestic laws forbid the collecting of racial information in employment or other personal documents. Continue reading

Keruntuhan gerakan hak asasi manusia sekular

Ketika menutup Kongres NGO Islam di Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) 28 Mei lalu, Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Yang Amat Berhormat Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin telah buat sekian kalinya menegaskan sikap konsisten kerajaan Malaysia dalam mendepani ancaman fahaman hak asasi manusia yang melampaui batas keagamaan. Menurut Muhyiddin, “Paling ketara adalah wacana mengenai hak asasi manusia yang membawa nilai-nilai pemikiran sekular-liberal Barat yang berbeza dengan konsep hak asasi manusia di dalam Islam”. Beliau juga menegaskan bahawa wacana itu telah mempromosi beberapa kepercayaan mengenai hak asasi manusia yang terpesong daripada landasan agama, termasuk kepercayaan terhadap hak individu tanpa batas yang bertentangan dengan nilai dan prinsip akidah Islam dan menyemarakkan tuntutan-tuntutan batil songsang yang mahukan kebebasan mengamalkan gaya hidup LGBT. Continue reading

Kenyataan Media MuslimUPRo – Aye Maung Penjenayah Perang

4 Februari 2014 │ 4 Rabiul Akhir 1435

Lebih setahun yang lalu iaitu pada bulan Jun 2013, dua belas Pemenang Anugerah Keamanan Nobel – termasuk Ketua Biskop Desmond Tutu, Shirin Ebadi, Muhammad Yunus, Tawakkol Karman dan Jody Williams- telah menyeru penamatan segera keganasan terhadap orang Islam dan minoriti etnik lain di Myanmar. Continue reading