Human Rights: The ASEAN Dilemma

The microcosm of the problematic interface of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights with the value systems of individual Muslim-majority members of that organization is being played out among ASEAN states, which is becoming an economic entity of some importance in the modern world. Continue reading

Kembalinya gerakan LGBT

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PADA 7 Mac 2012, Majlis Hak Asasi Manusia Pertubuhan Bangsa-bangsa Bersatu (PBB) telah menganjurkan suatu panel perbincangan berkenaan “Diskriminasi dan Keganasan berdasarkan Orientasi Seksual dan Identiti Gender” yang berlangsung sebagai sebahagian acara tahunan sesi ke 19 Majlis Hak Asasi Manusia di  Geneva, Switzerland. Panel tersebut telah mendapat bantahan daripada Kumpulan Negara OIC bagi Hak Asasi Manusia, yang telah mengirim sepucuk surat kepada Presiden Majlis Hak Asasi Manusia PBB, Laura Dupuy Lasserre bagi menyatakan kebimbangan negara-negara OIC terhadap usaha untuk memperkenalkan di dalam Deklarasi Universal Hak Asasi Manusia (UDHR) terma-terma serta standard-standard berkenaan Orientasi Seksual dan identiti Gender (SOGI) yang asing di dalam “bahasa” dan “penerimaan nilai-nilai sejagat” berkenaan hak Lesbian, Gay, Biseksual dan Transeksual.

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On the Islamic State

Published in Malaysiakini.

President Sukarno, Founding Father of Indonesia, was in Central Kalimantan on one occasion, directing the design of Palangkaraya to become the capital of the entire Republic. His design is still on the boards, and there is recent debate whether to move the entire governmental structure to that location. All three Islamic-based political parties have suffered losses in recent parliamentary elections. Furthermore, government workers complain bitterly at the overcrowding in present-day Jakarta. Continue reading

Prinsip-prinsip Yogyakarta: Agenda Bahaya Berselindung Di sebalik Topeng Hak Asasi Manusia

Pada 7 haribulan Mac 2012 baru-baru ini, Majlis Hak Asasi Manusia Pertubuhan Bangsa-bangsa Bersatu (PBB) telah menganjurkan suatu panel berkenaan “Diskriminasi dan Keganasan berdasarkan Orientasi Seksual dan Identiti Gender” yang berlangsung sebagai sebahagian acara tahunan sesi ke 19 Majlis Hak Asasi Manusia di Geneva, Switzerland. Panel tersebut telahpun mendapat bantahan daripada Kumpulan Negara OIC bagi Hak Asasi Manusia, yang telah mengirim sepucuk surat kepada Presiden Majlis Hak Asasi Manusia PBB, Laura Dupuy Lasserre bagi menyatakan kebimbangan Negara-negara OIC terhadap usaha untuk memperkenalkan di dalam Deklarasi Universal Hak Asasi Manusia terma-terma serta standard-standard berkenaan Orientasi Seksual dan identiti Gender yang asing di dalam “bahasa” dan “penerimaan nilai-nilai sejagat” berkenaan hak Lesbian, Gay, Biseksual dan Transeksual, serta dengan jelas menolak sebarang usaha untuk menjadikan orientasi Lesbian, Gay, Biseksual dan Transeksual (ringkasnya “LGBT“) sebagai nilai-nilai yang sepatutnya diterima semua Negara anggota PBB sebagai sebahagian dari hak-hak asasi manusia sejagat. Continue reading

Conflict of Interest

For over thirty years, “the GOLKAR Umbrella” in Indonesia required all voting parties to register and be monitored by themselves. The result was a “one-party democracy” in which Suharto was usually credited with winning over 90% of any election, as has occurred in many other communist and third-world Muslim governments around the world. Continue reading

The Hidden Responsibility in Micro-Financing

Assalamu’alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,

To All the Donors/ Members of the Public:

May this letter find you and your families all in the close protection and loving care of Allah swt. We are hoping to continue our donor program under the Human Needs International, which provides for micro-financing opportunities to the poor who intend to participate in small scale business enterprises. Continue reading

Stateless Rohingyas in Malaysia: A Call for Action

Presently in Malaysia there are an acknowledged 8,000 people from Myanmar who are stateless. A large number have applications pending with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to be classified as Refugees. Their applications are still pending action, even after waits in excess of one year. And the number is probably three times that of the known stateless people.

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