Suhakam postpones Human Rights Day celebration tomorrow (Dec 8)

  • Nation
  • Friday, 07 Dec 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) will be postponing their Human Rights Day celebration tomorrow (Dec 8).

Suhakam chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail said it is with "deep regret and disappointment" that the celebration will be postponed to a later date.

He said that the police had informed them and the Prime Minister's Office, without divulging further details, on the "serious security risks" arising out of

tomorrow's events that borders on national security.

A press conference on this matter has been scheduled by the Commission at 4pm on Friday (Dec 7).

"Suhakam is disappointed that a government that is committed to human rights would seem to be influenced by tactics of pressure and extremism that has resulted in the need to postpone the celebration that was planned a few months ago.

"We apologise profusely to the public, our guests, the participants and volunteers to our celebration," he said in a statement on Friday (Dec 7).

Razali had said that the decision to hold the Human Rights Day celebration on Saturday (Dec 8) at Padang Timur was decided back in October.

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