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Friday, 16 May 2014

Proham thanks PM Najib for his clarification & subscribing to UDHR

Proham records with appreciation a clear clarification and commitment to human rights and the UDHR as per this statement which was emailed to us this evening as well as released on the PM’s facebook.  It reads as follows:-

“The Malaysian government is committed to the principles and values of human rights.
“Ours is a majority-Muslim nation. But our faith respects other faiths, and our commitment can be consistent with our constitution and our values.

“As Malaysians, we believe in human rights, and subscribe to the philosophy, concepts and norms of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights”. (!/najibrazak)

Proham acknowledges this clear commitment by the Prime Minister and Government of Malaysia to human rights, respect for others faiths and adherence to the UDHR. However the confusing term such as “extreme human rights” and “humanrightism” is still not clarified.
Proham also calls on the PM’s office to issue this statement through Bernama and be made available through the PM’s website.

One way forward is for the Prime Minister to host a gathering of Human Rights organisations who have played and is playing a major role in the promotion and protection of human rights for a dialog on how to foster a culture of human rights consistent with UDHR as well as understanding the local history and context of Malaysia.
In addition Proham calls on the Federal Government to chart out a National Human Rights Action Plan which is long overdue, as well as ratify the core human rights conventions such as ICERD as discussed in the UPR process.

Issued on behalf of Proham by:-
Datuk Kuthubul Zaman (Proham Chairman) and Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria (Proham Secretary General). May 16, 2014 / 11pm




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