Govt not ratifying ICERD


PETALING JAYA: The government has decided not to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) amid rising protests by opponents who claimed that the United Nations human rights agreement would jeopardise the special rights of Malays and bumiputra in the country.

With this, the organiser of an anti-ICERD rally in Kuala Lumpur’s Dataran Merdeka on Dec 8, which Umno and PAS planned to join, will go ahead with the gathering to celebrate their victory.

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