Sean Chan, currently interning at the MCCHR, writes a report of the defence stage of the Lena Hendry trial, which took place on the 9th and 14th December. Arul Prakash, the executive director of Pusat KOMAS (in 2013) was the witness testifying on 9th December 2016. While on the witness stand, Prakash gave a detailed […]
For seven long years, Indira Gandhi has fought for judicial remedy concerning the unilateral conversion of her three children. After many ups and downs, the case went into its final round before the Federal Court on 14th and 15th November 2016. What has happened so far? Before discussing the events on 14th and 15th November, […]
Nowhere seems to be a safe haven anymore. Not even home.
The Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) a.k.a Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok is a community-based organisation based in Jalan Pantai Baharu, Kuala Lumpur. Established in March 2011, its mission is to promote and protect human rights in Malaysia in accordance with established international human rights principles, treaties and law. The MCCHR has two main […]
…an extension to offline harassment?
Toby, currently interning at Pusat Rakyat LB, critically discusses the recent Noorfadilla case (where damages were reduced by 90 percent) and compares this with the approaches of the European Court of Human Rights and the US courts when awarding damages in cases of human rights violations. In the case of Noorfadilla Ahmad Saikin, the Shah […]
Khadijah who survived the rigorous internship programme at Pusat Rakyat LB discusses the possible benefits of prosecution guidelines to the discourse on freedom of expression in Malaysia. Although the Attorney-General announced that he was dropping the sedition charge against Professor Azmi Sharom in February 2016, the ubiquity of the Sedition Act 1948 left a bitter […]
Registration now at http://goo.gl/forms/brv0k9F8Mr. Within our society, many parents continue to find it difficult to discuss the changes their children will encounter as they enter into puberty. Simple examples include: a young girl’s first period, growth spurts, wet dreams, the reproductive organs and how they function….But ask any young person, and they’ll tell you that […]
As the Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) approaches its 5th anniversary, we would like to carry out an assessment of our organisation. The MCCHR is a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting and protecting human rights in Malaysia. Established in March 2011, the MCCHR’s main activities includes UndiMsia!, its civic education programme and its […]
George Varughese, Vice-President of the Malaysian Bar opening remarks at Strategic Litigation Conference #SLC
Becoming an agent of change
Khadijah shares with us her eye-opening internship experience
“I believe that the law on Human Rights is a necessary complement to the rules and regulations such as the Constitution that governs the nation. More so, its importance is elevated in the contemporary era of democracy. Without Human Rights people lose their rights to be relevant; for their rights to be taken into account […]
Marina Danker’s first post on MCCHR’s latest project – Kafe Pusat Rakyat LB
Pusat Rakyat is hiring!
Do you want to know more about net neutrality and right to be forgotten? Do you want to know how these concepts will be applied in Malaysia? Come to our Strategic Litigation Camp on Internet Freedom – 25 to 28 February 2015 (leaving to Port Dickson only at 6pm on 25 February 2015). Programme is […]
And we need your help. Throughout January and February, the MCCHR team will be working on revamping the community space to serve you better. The new community centre will feature a café, a library and an activity space. The café will not only serve good coffee, but will also offer a cosy space for you […]
We live in exciting times where the Dragon of the East has risen from its slumber and clashes with the other powers in the world. In this book, Nina Hachigian, who is now heading the US mission to ASEAN, pairs American and Chinese experts to engage in a series of letter exchanges. Academics and former […]
Something is rotten in the state of Malaysia