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Nation 05 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Groups welcome Suhakam proposals

The National Union of Teaching Profession (NUTP) has lauded the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia's (Suhakam) recommendation to the Government to look into the needs of poor and marginalised communities.

Nation 03 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Suhakam offers to help NGOs deal with problem

Concerned non-governmental organisations (NGOs) could prepare a memorandum on the plight of Malaysian-born people without proper identification papers and hand it over to the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) for perusal.

Nation 30 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Groups welcome royal commission for police

Political parties and public-interest groups have lauded the move to set up a royal commission to review the police force, saying that this would help to improve their efficiency and service.

Nation 20 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Najib: ISA still needed to combat terrorism

It is not the time yet to abolish the Internal Security Act (ISA) as there is still a threat of terrorism, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.

Letters 15 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

ISA rights review a step forward

From PROF DATUK HAMDAN MOHD. ADNAN, Suhakam Commissioner, Kuala Lumpur. I>(via e-mail)/I>

Nation 13 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Rais: Government will make ISA more humane

Controversial laws like the Internal Security Act or laws lacking in human rights aspects will be improved by the Government from time to time, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said.

Lifestyle 10 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Humane treatment

In conjunction with Human Rights Day today, I>StarTwo/Ilooks at the lot of the Malaysian prisoner, his/her right to humane treatment, and what is being done to help convicts rehabilitate and return to the fold of society.

Lifestyle 10 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Too close for comfort

OVERCROWDING in Malaysian prisons has been a perennial complaint. In fact, it tends to hamper the effective implementation of correctional procedures as well as adherence to international standards for correctional facilities such as the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (SMR).

Letters 09 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Human rights a God-given gift

Contrary to the putrid portrayal of Islam by the West, human rights in Islam has always been a fundamental principle prescribed to its followers.

Nation 09 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Results of probe on nine out soon

Results of investigations on the remaining nine students detained under the Internal Security Act for suspected links to militant activities while studying in Pakistan will be known in 'a day or two,' Deputy Home Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung said.