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Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Proham's contribution in enhancing human rights in Malaysia in 2012


Proham had an active year in 2012 promoting human rights through 7 organised discussions, issuance of 36 press statements and participated in a number of joints programs with other organisations
Proham’s main focus as a new human rights civil society organisation is to make a contribution in the formulation of public opinion and public policies which have a greater commitment to human rights as expounded in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the Malaysian Federal Constitution.
For a small organisation we have done well with the support and cooperation of all the members especially the encouragement of Proham Chairman, Tan Sri Simon Sipaun. In addition Proham member Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam has played a very active role in the drafting and release of the Proham press statments.
On the whole as Secretary General I have received good support from Proham members and also human rights partners in our endeavour to create a better Malaysian society.
Denison Jayasooria (Dec 25, 2012)

DISCUSSIONS ( 7 discussions organised)
Roundtable Discussion on ASEAN Human Rights Declaration on Feb 14, 2012 from 8pm – 10.30pm at the Conference Room, Dignity International, PJ

Proham Celebrations on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination entitled Young Voices Say – No to Racism on March 20, 2012 at 9pm at the Lotus Restaurant, PJ
Roundtable Discussion on Education Reform & Process of Consultation held on April 16, 2012 from 8pm to 10.30pm at PJ Hilton. Jointly organised with ASLI-CPPS & KITA-UKM

Roundtable Discussion on Addressing Citizenship Issues in Sabah held on May 19, 2012 at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Roundtable Discussion on Parliamentary Select Committee Report & the Bersih Demands: The way forward before GE 13 held on May 21, 2012 from 8pm to 10.30pm at Dignity International Conference Room, PJ

Proham Human Rights Day Tea & Discussion held on Dec 10, 2012 from 4.30pm till 7pm at Dignity International office, PJ
Proham Roundtable Discussion on Human Rights & Undocumented Person in Malaysia on Dec 20, 2012 at Dignity International Conference Room, PJ

(36 press statements issued in 2012)

Proham on affirmative action for poor Malaysians – Jan 30, 2012
Proham calls for the restoration of Judicial power- Feb 14, 2012

Proham urges Malaysia to Ratify the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination - March 21, 2012
Citizens & Berish 3 Freedom Assembly- April 26, 2012

Post Bersih 3 Reflections for free & fair elections – April 30, 2012
Proham urges the Federal government to establish a Royal commission of inquiry on Bersih3- May 2, 2012

Proham calls on the Police to review Suhakam’s inquiry findings – May 5, 2012
Proham appeals for certain quarters to end this vendetta against Datuk S Ambiga- May 8, 2012

Proham expresses disappointed on the establishment of a panel without the legal powers of inquiry- May 10, 2012
Proham rejects unruly conduct & disrespect shown to our Prime Minister – May 16, 2012

Proham appeals to end ‘acts of intimidation’ on Dato S Ambiga – May 16, 2012
Sabah citizenship issues need urgent review through Royal commission of inquiry –May 20, 2012

Proham urges Suhakam to undertake a public inquiry on the April 28- Bersih 3 incident – May 21, 2012
Parliamentary Select Committee Report & the Bersih demands: The way forward – May 23, 2012

Proham welcome National Human Rights Action Plan – May 25, 2012
Proham presents the RTD findings on Election Reform to Election Commission – June 1, 2012

Proham congratulates the Federal government but also urges for greater diversity & expertise in the appointment of members to the Special Commission on Civil Service Review – June 4, 2012

Proham welcomes government announcement for equal air time – June 6, 2012
Proham calls the NRD to explain & restore public confidence in the voters list – June 7, 2012

Proham supports the UN Human Rights experts call – June 8, 2012
Independent domestic election observers & GE 13- July 19, 2012

Proham calls on ASEAN to take a tougher human rights position in favour of the Rohingya community in Myanmar – August 9, 2012
Proham welcomes the establishment of the RCI into the illegal immigrant problem in Sabah -August 12, 2012

Proham strongly supports Suhakam’s call for annual report to be debated in Parliament – August 14, 2012
Proham congratulates PM Najib for position taken in OIC & calls on Malaysia to also ‘walk the talk’ by ratifying all the core UN Conventions – August 17, 2012

Proham calls on the Federal government to review all privatization projects – August 21, 2012
Proham urges the Federal Government to Repeal, Section 114A of the Evidence Act – August 22, 2012

High Court’s decision on Bersih: Refreshing & Reaffirming – August 26, 2012
Building public confidence in Police action through independent oversight mechanisms – August 29, 2012

Malaysians have displayed that peaceful assembly is possible – August 31, 2012
Proham backs Suaram as a credible human rights defender and calls on the Federal government agancies to stop intimidating them- Sept 11, 2012

Proham calls on Federal Government to fund all streams of education – Oct 18, 2012
Proham calls on Federal Government to abolish the death penalty- Nov 3, 2012

Proham congratulates PM for his support on Human Rights at the Asean meeting & calls him to lead in human rights – Nov 20, 2012
Proham’s Reflection on 2012 Human Rights Day - Dec 11, 2012

Proham calls on the Malaysian government to give more serious attention to the human rights violations on undocumented& stateless persons in Malaysia – Dec 21, 2012

Participation at the International conference on principal Policing: Rule of law, public order & sustainable development organised by ASLI & PDRM on Feb 13-14, 2012 at Sunway Resort Hotel

Meeting with Election Commission with NGOs on Election Observation –May 28, 2012 at 10.30am at SPRM, Putrajaya
Meeting with Mr Laurent Meillan, from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights based in Bangkok during his visit to Malaysia on July 15, 2012

Meeting with Election Commission Chairman held on July 19, 2012 at 4pm at SPRM, Putrajaya, attended by Tan Sri Simon Sipaun, Tan Sri Ramon Navartnam and Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria
Participation at the Seminar on National Human Rights Action Plan at IDFR on May 24 – 25, 2012

Participated in United Nations Consultative Meeting with Malaysian NGOS in the UPR process at the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR) on 13 September 2012, 9.00-13.00 Proham submitted a paper on Oct 15, 2012 entitled Human Rights situation in Malaysia written by Tan Sri Simon Sipaun as input to the UPR process
Participated in a dinner discussion with Dr Mutuma Rutere, Special UN Rapporteur on Racism during his visit to Malaysia on Nov 17, 2012 evening in PJ hosted by KOMAS

Discussion with Mr Phil Robertson Deputy Director, Asia of the Human Rights Watch on Dec 8, 2012 in PJ

Supported the Global campaign to end immigration detention of children on April 2, 2012

Supported the NGO petition on Statutory Rape sentencing coordinated by EMPOWER, Oct 28, 2012
Supported the National Campaign to Reverse the Decline of Tasik Chini launched by Transparency International-Malaysia together with the people of Tasik Chini and civil society partners on August 12, 2012 (Sunday). Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria participated at the program in Tasik Chini

Supporting organisation to the 2nd National Conference: Malaysia on the path of non-discrimination-making it possible organised by KOMAS & KITA-UKM on Nob 19, 2012 at Dewan Chersonese, Maju Junction, KL
Suhakam National Inquiry into the Land Rights of Indigenous Peoples of Malaysia – Tan Sri Simon Sipaun and Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria were appointed as independent consultants to the inquiry

Proham Members Meetings
Proham members meeting held on Jan 17 at 8.30pm at Ravi’s Banana Leaf, PJ

Proham AGM was held on March 20, 2012 at 8.30pm at Lotus Restaurant, PJ
Proham members meeting on July 16, 2012 at 6.30pm at Lotus, PJ

Proham members meeting on Sept 24, 2012 at 5pm at Lotus, PJ

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