Penang Human Rights Day celebration (updated)

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It is time to take stock on how far we have come in realising local democracy.

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ratna
ratna
15 Dec 2014 1.24pm

Perkasa and Isma are confused group of Islam followers. They contradict with Islamic doctrines and stay align with the holy teaching at the same time. Their intention is to institutionalized Islam in this country so that they become the authority (on religion). This assumption has given them the passport to flex their muscles from Putrajaya but only up to the borders of Malaysia. These group of so called Champion of religion and Hero of Malay people can never jump across the borders of Malaysia to do great things for their people. If Perkasa ideology is really so fascinating, I would… Read more »

Siti
Siti
15 Dec 2014 11.05am

Human rights is unlikely to take root here unless the moderate Malays can help to open up the minds of fellow Malays that have been misled by Umno that pluralism and liberalism are a threat to the religion.

gk ong
gk ong
16 Dec 2014 10.05am
Reply to  Siti

Malay moderates should speak out as the Sydney hostage incident has shown that extremely radicalised religious bigots could strike as lone wolf in a cafe or kopitiqm in Malaysia.

aruna_51
aruna_51
18 Dec 2014 12.58pm
Reply to  Siti

… Ridhuan Tee … has claimed that there is no moderate Islam, just fundamental Islam. To him, there is no moderation in Islam and there is only one version of the religion which is fundamental. So, if there is only one version, then (is the version) he professes … same as ISIS and Taliban that kill and murder innocents including children(?) And, to think that they made him professor in Malaysia, one the was caught plagiarizing by the way. This is why Malaysia is in trouble.

owc
owc
14 Dec 2014 12.32pm

A Catholic priest in Muar, Johor, was detained for having 30 copies of a hymn book with the word Allah which were meant for his Orang Asli parishioners. Are the Orang Asli being denid their human rights to own the hymm book in this festive period?

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/johor-catholic-priest-detained-30-hymn-books-with-allah-seized

ratna
ratna
15 Dec 2014 1.27pm
Reply to  owc

Are the Muslims hounded in this way in Christian countries like UK or the US?
Do the authorities there seize their holy books and prevent them from disseminating information about their religion?
Why are Malaysian Muslims so insecure?

johanKhunPana
johanKhunPana
12 Dec 2014 1.23pm

please do highlight the type of Human Rights improvements in Penang by the State Govt and its related local agencies. Felt that it is useless to bash the umno and the fanatics,if we (PR) is not making a change and progress. Is there a need to formulate new local law to protect the LGBT and minorities? The recent harsh treatment given to a small group of nudist/naturalist on a remote place was a dismay. Human Rights is not about whacking the other group for their believes. It is about having a place for them among us. Lessen the tension and… Read more »

kesavan
kesavan
12 Dec 2014 11.23am

Datuk Zaid Ibrahim said Malaysia will produce more Malays of the same ilk as Malay rights group Perkasa as long as Umno remains in power: “In the party’s early years, Malays were told they needed a mental revolution. Umno even produced a book ‘Revolusi Mental’, urging the Malays to be rational and mentally strong so they could realise their full human potential. It was an inspiring, thought-provoking and peaceful message. “But the Umno under Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is full of insecurities and anger, and always seems to be inciting Malays to do stupid things.… Read more »

Winston
Winston
11 Dec 2014 12.18pm

Malaysia cannot be proud of its human rights as the citizens could not speak out freely against the government as Sedition Act could be used against them. The media is so tightly controled and only provide one-sided news favouring the BN administration.

Bhaskal
Bhaskal
11 Dec 2014 1.00pm
Reply to  Winston

Utusan has to pay RM250K to Lim Kit Siang for defamation.
But Utusan will continue to tell lies to discredit Pakatan leaders as it is a small price to pay in order to influence the thinking of rural Malays!

iSupercally
iSupercally
11 Dec 2014 7.33pm
Reply to  Bhaskal

This show that the court is not bias as alleged by the opposition

Aaron
Aaron
11 Dec 2014 10.01am

a Law student John Wu has different opinion on the enactment of Sediction Act in Msia :
http://www.themalaysiantimes.com.my/who-does-the-sedition-act-protect/

kim
kim
12 Dec 2014 10.55am
Reply to  Aaron

Wow…this is an eyeopeners to know Malaysia is affirmatively racist! No wonder more n more contemplating migration now that many forums bring held to lure capable but disillusioned Malaysians to down under.

Awang Selamat Ori
Awang Selamat Ori
11 Dec 2014 2.49am

13th December, City Bayview Hotel, 9 am. Make a date with prominent Malaysians for human rights!

iSupercally
iSupercally
10 Dec 2014 10.59pm

ha talking of human right, Mahathir was right, the US and the West should look in their backyard first. Latest report show how the CIA tortured detained people. We should look no further to their sham democracy. China, Asia and Malaysia is doing right. The Sedition Act should not be repealed and should be enhanced to ISA status. Anyway, DAP LKS has admitted that Pakatan may not survive until next GE and now he is proposing PR to be part BN. He knew Pakatan DAP will be trounced next GE. Teluk Intan has shown us the way. The Sarawak election… Read more »

gk ong
gk ong
11 Dec 2014 8.31am
Reply to  iSupercally

At that time the US had done the right thing to extract information from Al Qaeda terrorists in order to prevent further attack on civilian lives.

At least the US is willing to declassify secret documents after 10 years, unlike our OSA that covers up lots of misdeed.

iSupercally
iSupercally
11 Dec 2014 1.17pm
Reply to  gk ong

You are either ignorant or stupid. This is only part of what the US is doing which does not cover under official secret act but act committed by CIA without procedure or any act. The US official secret act still has a lot to be accountable.

gk ong
gk ong
12 Dec 2014 3.00pm
Reply to  gk ong

Cannot understand why Anil allows personal attack by this person. I thought one can challenge ideas, but not term people as ignorant or stupid, right?

People are against the Sedition Act because it has been abused and not applicable to Perkasa.

Melvin
Melvin
11 Dec 2014 11.21am
Reply to  iSupercally

Terrorists should not have human rights as they are not human. Even SPCA should not help the terrorists.

Xenon
Xenon
10 Dec 2014 11.49am

Malaysia had not adopted more of the nine core UN human rights conventions. To date, Malaysia has only signed three of the nine instruments. Among those it is not a party to are the conventions on civil and political rights, refugees, elimination of racial discrimination, against torture and on the rights of migrant workers. The UN was watching closely how the Najib administration plans to fortify the Sedition Act as it is concerned that it can be used to limit freedom of expression. Difficult to how UN can even offer a seat on the council to a government who jails… Read more »

Ananars
Ananars
11 Dec 2014 9.59am
Reply to  Xenon

What is the point of signing if you do not adhere it. Latest report from the US showed how the CIA tortured detained people just like what the Japanese do in World War 2. Mind you, the Malaysian govt do not jail the people just for questioning the govt. These people are inciting racial and religious tension and they are not simply sent to jail. They were given the right to appoint lawyers to defend them in the court of law.

gk ong
gk ong
12 Dec 2014 3.06pm
Reply to  Ananars

Is it not seditious to suggest that Bible in Malay language should be burned? Reflect properly when you perform your (prayers).

Bhaskal
Bhaskal
11 Dec 2014 12.36pm
Reply to  Xenon

Racial discrimination is real in Malaysia with the Umno’s version of Ketuanan Melayu and NEP that deprive non Malays many opportunities despite they are proven to be capable. Just look at the civil service that has been Islamised in every way.

iSupercally
iSupercally
11 Dec 2014 1.21pm
Reply to  Bhaskal

Bhaskal : Racial discrimination is every where else even in the US and Western countries that talk of human rights and democracy.

Stylo Logan
Stylo Logan
11 Dec 2014 4.19pm
Reply to  Bhaskal

At least we are now seeing moderate Malays, the 25 prominent ones, speaking up to urge for moderate Islam when the BN government aka Umno has abused the religion in the extreme way lately for political gain.

kesavan
kesavan
12 Dec 2014 10.51am
Reply to  Bhaskal

Tricia Yeoh wrote on The Sun today: Moderates break their silence
http://www.thesundaily.my/node/285361

Earlier this week, a group of 25 prominent Malay Muslims broke their silence and issued a strong statement – expressing their dismay at the way Islam is being politicised in our country today. This group was able to demonstrate that there clearly do exist moderate Malaysians able and willing to confront and counter those they have termed to be a “rise of supremacist NGOs accusing dissenting voices of being anti-Islam”.

Ed G
Ed G
12 Dec 2014 5.50pm
Reply to  Bhaskal

Mandela was incarcerated for more than 20 years for speaking against racial discrimination. Probably seditious from the standpoint of the apartheid law.

gk ong
gk ong
14 Dec 2014 2.09pm
Reply to  Xenon

Ibrahim Ali said the 25 former civil servants and influential leaders who recently signed an open letter calling for a stop to extremism in Malaysia were “cowards” for criticising Malay rights groups like Perkasa and Isma.

Let us hope those moderate malays can stand up and challenge Perkasa for a debate on live TV.

Sanil
Sanil
9 Dec 2014 10.54am

Najib: Human Rights Threatens Islam

Melvin
Melvin
11 Dec 2014 11.23am
Reply to  Sanil

To Umno, anything can be made to be a threat to Islam so as to scare the Malays to seek Umno for protection(?)