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Minister: Some strings attached to constitutional articles of religious freedom

Kuala Lampur, Sept. 13 -- The right to religious freedom for some is conditional due to the wording of the Federal Constitution, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Ra... Read More


Greater ties between Suhakam, Islamic enforcers led to better human rights insight, rep says

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept. 12 -- Increased cooperation between the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) and state Islamic religious departments over the past year has led to a wider understanding of... Read More


Constitution does not specify Islam as exclusively Sunni and Shafie, Suhakam rep says

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept. 12 -- The definition of Islam according to the Federal Constitution should be left broad and not confined to any one interpretation for the sake of a peaceful co-existence, the Hum... Read More


Suhakam wants Putrajaya to unmask selectors of its commissioners

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept. 12 -- The public should know the five people responsible for shortlisting candidates to be part of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam), sitting commissioner Jerald Jo... Read More


Putrajaya in fresh bid to kill anti-fake news law after last year's Senate frustration

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept. 12 -- The government will resubmit the Anti-Fake News (Repeal) Bill to Parliament next month following the expiry of the cooling-off period triggered by its rejection in Dewan Nega... Read More


Minister: Amendments to Suhakam Act will give commission more independence, authority

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept. 12 -- The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) Act 1999 will be amended to allow parliamentary oversight of the panel, Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today. Presently, Suhakam... Read More


Sarawak closes 409 schools in state due to haze, but says UPSR to continue

Kuala Lampur, Sept. 10 -- The thick haze blowing across Sarawak has forced the closure of 409 schools in nine districts, of which 347 are at the primary level. The state Education Department said a t... Read More


Defence Ministry to be overhauled, says deputy minister

Kuala Lampur, Sept. 10 -- The Defence Ministry is undergoing changes listed in a White Paper that will fundamentally alter its operations and procurement, said Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong. ... Read More


Constitution guarantees freedom to worship, Suhakam says after raids against Shiahs

Kuala Lampur, Sept. 10 -- The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has called for Islamic authorities to not curtail the right of Malaysians to freely practice any religion, as guaranteed by ... Read More


Tuan Ibrahim claims Pakatan tarring PAS-Umno pact as racist for divide-and-conquer gambit

Kuala Lampur, Sept. 10 -- PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man has accused Pakatan Harapan of denouncing the PAS-Umno pact as racist for a "divide and conquer" strategy. He said in the le... Read More