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Human rights legislation must be in line with nation's Constitution and composition, says Wan Junaidi
PETALING JAYA: Amendments to legislation concerning human rights are needed to keep up with society's current needs, says de facto law minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has to do more to quell doubts about its integrity, say civil society groups.
SIBU: There have been fewer complaints made to the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) over native customary rights (NCR) land issues over the past three years, due in part to perimeter surveys carried out by the Sarawak government.
KUALA LUMPUR: A new department will be set up to handle issues affecting children, says Datuk Zailah Mohd Yusof.
PETALING JAYA: The government should adopt a human rights-based approach in efforts to eradicate poverty, says the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam).
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia must set an example to protect human rights issues in the country now that it has a seat at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), says Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Access to a safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment is a human right that needs to be protected and promoted, says Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Malaysia has presented its candidature for the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) seat for the term 2022-2024, with the election to be held on Thursday (Oct 14) at the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly.
PETALING JAYA: The government has been urged not to appeal a landmark judgement where the High Court ruled that Malaysian women can confer citizenship to their children born overseas.