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

My resignation as PPMM’s vice president

I express my utmost gratitude to Allah SWT for giving me the strength and wisdom to undertake such a heavy responsibility throughout these years to serve as the Muslim Lawyers Association of Malaysia (PPMM)’s vice president.

It has been personally rewarding; I have truly felt welcome and accepted, and the PPMM exco members have been close friends to me. It was thus with a very heavy heart that I have submitted my official letter of resignation as PPMM’s vice president, effective immediately.

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2013 in review

During secondary school and university, I tried hard to keep journals, because that’s what ‘aspiring writers’ are supposed to do. But I was inconsistent, and never got too much traction writing only for myself. Far more significant and memorable were the personal letters I wrote to a very few close friends during that time. I must admit that I learned to write because of them, for they really encouraged me.

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Muslim NGOs to observe Malaysia’s session in UN

Source: The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR: A group of Muslim non-governmental organisations is heading for the United Nations to observe the review of the Malaysian Government’s human rights record. The Human Rights Council’s (HRC) Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for Malaysia is set for Oct 24, four years after the first in 2009.

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Strenghtening the Muslim position at the Universal Periodic Review

Article 3(1) of the Malaysian Federal Constitution states that “Islam is the religion of the Federation; but other religions may be practised in peace and harmony in any part of the Federation”. It has long been misconstrued as a mere official declaration. As a matter of fact, it designates Islam as the religion of the nation. It goes right to the heart of the federation, her raison detre. Continue reading

Malaysia’s 2nd Evaluation under the Universal Periodic Review, 24th October 2013

Malaysia is fast approaching the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) session, to be held on October 24, 2013 at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. There were some reports sent individually to the Council by bodies such as the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the Bar Council, the International Commission of Jurists as well as other human rights-based NGOs. However, the contents of the COMANGO (a coalition of Malaysian NGOs in the UPR process) report form the bulk of the demands contained in the documents used as a point of reference for Malaysia’s human rights record this time around. Continue reading

Tuntutan nama Allah di Mahkamah – Wawancara II

Azril Mohd Amin, Naib Presiden Persatuan Peguam Muslim Malaysia (PPMM) berpendapat tuntutan nama Allah yang berselindung di sebalik istilah demokrasi dan hak asasi manusia merupakan salah satu cabaran besar umat Islam yang berlaku pasca zaman reformasi 1998.

“Di Malaysia, mungkin mereka gunakan pendekatan lain. Mereka berselindung di sebalik istilah-istilah demokrasi dan hak asasi manusia. Tapi secara tidak langsung kebelakangan ini kita lihat mereka cuba menghakis kedudukan Islamdan mengelirukan masyarakat. Continue reading