A review of the Ahmadiyah case by Pauline Ting, forever intern of Pusat Rakyat LB. For months, the lawyers prepared the necessary papers; applicants were interviewed, most of them refugees from other countries. These refugees came to Malaysia hoping that things will get better in a new country. Malaysia, claiming to be a moderate Islamic […]
Antara kemenangan 1-0 ke atas KDN, kebebasan akhbar dan ‘tali barut asing’.
What does it take to be an activist? Idealogy. Emotion. Function.
Why Irene Fernandez had to expose the plight of our migrant workers.
Federal Constitution limits the courts to judicial powers that Parliament chooses to give? Read more on this and other injustice in the news this week, only on REFSA Rojak.
Being different doesn’t make us any less human.
Interview by James Chow of the Epoch Times – May 27, 2009 (Special Edition, June 2009) – which may be found here. The Malaysian Bar Council is now seen by many as one of the most active defenders of Human Rights in the country. Its Human Rights Committee (HRC) through its educational and training programmes […]
On Valentine’s Day, 14.2.09, the Malaysian Law Students Alliance (MALSA) together with the Bar Council co-organised a Human Rights Forum to raise human rights awareness due to the many violations of fundamental human rights that have been happening in the country. The forum took off at 2.30 pm at the Bar Council Auditorium. There were […]
Edmund Bon Tai Soon’s comment piece published in theSun on 26 December 2008 in its ‘Year in Review 2008′. Reproduced here. THIS year marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). While we celebrate it, it is also a time to reflect on some milestones in respect of civil and political […]
An edited version of Mr. Edmund Bon’s opening speech at the inaugural Bar Council Human Rights Debate given on 9 December 2008. In his speech his explains the germination and eventual evolution of human rights and its development within the framework of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (‘UDHR’). He also discusses the qualities of human rights and deals with the cultural and political criticisms against human rights. Finally, he enjoins us to embrace human rights and use it as a weapon against oppression by government.
Marriages between Muslims and non Muslims is prohibited under Islamic law, except in certain limited circumstances. Malaysian Islamic law is even more limited than some other schools of Islamic law. International human rights norms however suggest that the prohibition and criminalisation of interfaith marriages is an unreasonable restriction on the rights of men and women […]