Call for jail cells to be deliberately infested with rats and roaches inhumane and barbaric — CENTHRA

This statement was first published on Malay Mail Online.

SEPTEMBER 3 — The Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (CENTHRA) read with utter bewilderment the suggestion of a former Court of Appeal judge, Datuk Mohd Noor Abdullah, that authorities must do as much as possible to ensure jails are made highly inhospitable for prisoners by having their detainment cells deliberately infested by rats, cockroaches and other rodents so that inmates are deterred from repeating their crimes (Cells should have mosquitoes, rats and cockroaches to make criminals fear prison, says retired judge, The Malay Mail Online, September 1, 2016). Continue reading

Who is really responsible for infanticide?

“When the female (infant), buried alive, is questioned- for what crime she was killed?” [At-Takwir 8-9]. With these stirring words, Al Qur’an brings the malicious destruction of infants to the fore of human civilization. Malaysia is facing this crisis even now, 1400 years after the advent of Divine Revelation on this matter. Continue reading