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Suhakam to monitor conduct of authorities and protesters

KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) will be monitoring the conduct of authorities and participants during the Bersih 4 rally in the city this weekend.


79 complaints lodged but zero Suhakam commissioners

KUALA LUMPUR: The number of complaints lodged with Suhakam is piling up but no inquiries can be held as Suhakam is still without commissioners.


Suhakam needs more legal bite, says civil society

KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) needs to be given more bite to address weaknesses in Malaysia, said Human Rights Movement (Proham) secretary-general Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria.


Suhakam: Hearsay allowed in public inquiries, unlike criminal, civil cases

KUALA LUMPUR: A public inquiry by the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) is allowed to accept hearsay evidence unlike a criminal or civil case in court, says Suhakam commissioner Datuk Mah Weng Kwai.


Appoint commissioners to Suhakam on time, Govt urged

KUALA LUMPUR: A former Suhakam chairman and the Society for the Promotion of Human Rights (Proham) have urged the Government to appoint commissioners to Suhakam on time.


Much to do for human rights in Malaysia, says Suhakam

KUALA LUMPUR: It has been 15 years since the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) Act was gazetted by Parliament on Sept 9, 1999, but its chairman Tan Sri Hasmy Agam said they still have much to do in relation to human rights in the country.


SWWS gets Suhakam award for defending rights

KUCHING: The Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS) has become the first recipient from the state to win an award from the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam).


GE13: Questions over Suhakam tenure

KUALA LUMPUR: All the Suhakam commissioners tenure is coming to an end but there is no news as to whether they will be re-appointed.


Suhakam rejects ‘double standards’ claim

PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) rejected claims by a Malay publication saying that it practices double standards, saying that it encouraged all parties to exercise their rights.


Suhakam: We were not consulted

KUALA LUMPUR: Suhakam has expressed regret over the Government’s decision to amend the Sedition Act, adding that it was also not consulted on the passing of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (Pota).