Fundamental rights must be protected


AMNESTY International Malaysia condemns the detention of eight Bajau Laut stateless, indigenous students, at least three of whom are children. The students were arrested following a peaceful protest outside the Sabah Chief Minister’s office on June 14 and were only released after seven days in detention.

On June 14, groups, including students and non-governmental organisations, held a peaceful demonstration, dubbed #KamiMahuAir (#WeWant Water) outside the Chief Minister’s office in Kota Kinabalu, calling for improved water access for students at the University of Malaysia Sabah.

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