Protesters march to Parliament to say NO to PCA amendments

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A group of Malaysians marched to Parliament to hand over a memoradum to the Home Minister and register their opposition to the Prevention of Crime Act that have been tabled.


Malaysia is a member of the United Nations, which means it subscribes to the UN Charter. It has also been a member of the UN Human Rights Council, which meets in Geneva.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the UN in 1948 and is the foundation of international human rights law, along with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which was adopted in 1966. It also gives expression to the fundamental freedom and human rights mentioned in the UN Charter.

The amendments to the Prevention of Crime Act would be blatantly unjust and bad law because it violates key articles of the UDHR, namely it denies the accused the right to a full and fair trial in an open court.

Specifically, the amendments violate the following key articles of the UDHR:

Article 9

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 10

Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.

Article 11

(1) Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.

Thus, the right to a fair trial in a proper court is a fundamental human right. Why does this BN government want to take away this basic right?

Did someone say world’s best democracy?

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sukdev

This Zahid guy is very abrasive.
Not sure how he was brought out.
I think his parents must be ashamed of him.

Yang

For a moment I though that is Waytha but just remember that he was told to shut up and he really shut up. !!!!!!!!!!!!

McMinion

Lots of ‘U-Turn’ in Bolehland lately. And Najib is leading the way.

Even Rashid Sidek also ‘U-turned’ to BAM after managed to get Tan Aik Mong ousted.

Next to U-turn (could be) Syamsul the ‘KL Gangster 2’ director who merajuk because his movie was uploaded to Youtube before release.

najib manaukau

You can protest, march, hand over memorandum and do anything you want. History will show these Umno scaramouches will do what they want. At least they believe that is what is keeping them in Putrajaya since independent, not having to acknowledge that they were through frauds and deceits, in most of the last few decades that have kept them in Putrajaya as the administrators of this country. They are so good now ,at these, so they think, that are experts at them without realising and taking into consideration the people’s messages from the results of the recent GE. One cannot… Read more »

Antares

Hmmm… Zahid Hamidi’s face has changed dramatically in recent months, since he took over as home minister. I would say he’s looking dangerously degenerate and soulless. Malaysians are faced with a home minister from Hell!

Gerakan K

Another misguided group. Preventive detention can be challenged in court. Is that clear ???

rajraman666

You are right.
rajraman,Catch first and put in jail, whack … and later challenge in court.Are you clear now? Lets play a game Gerakan K.Are you on?

Yang

Try challenging a Kangaroo court. Its futile.

Who murder Alta.

Gerakan K

@Yang,

just prove it with fact and evidence. Fancy stories and hearsay particularly from RPK brand are not counted as fact and evidence.

I see a lot people claiming the existence of UFO, but prove it beyond reasonable doubt. That also applicable to ‘bangla went out voting in GE’ stories.