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Saturday, 16 April 2016


KITA-UKM has recently (March 2016) published in the Ethnic Studies Papers, booklet 48 entitled HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS & REMEDIES: THE ROHINGYA CASE, which documents the issues and concerns of the Rohingya people based on the key findings of the three RTDs organised by PROHAM in 2014 and 2015.

The Rohingya concerns are articulated from the basis as a violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as well as violation of UN Human Rights Conventions such as the civil and political rights as well as the Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The discussion on the Rohingya community enhances our understanding on how to analyse ethnic and religious concerns of minorities from a human rights framework. This enables a holistic approach in ensuring that all communities, however diverse from the dominant community, continue to have rights and freedoms which need to be respected, recognised and protected.

PROHAM’s discussion on May 19, 2016 at 5.30pm is to review this new publication and provide an update of the contemporary situation of the Rohingya community. This is our ongoing advocacy role to ensure that both Malaysia and ASEAN plays an active role in effectively addressing the issues and concerns of ethnic and religious minorities including the concerns of the Rohingya community.

Date                May 19, 2016 (Thursday)

Time                5.30pm – 7pm

Venue              Brickfields Asia College, PJ Campus

Panel Speakers
Ms Deepa Nambiar, Director of Asylum Access Malaysia
Mr Andrew Khoo, Co Chair, Bar Council Human Rights Committee
Special Guest:            Mr Brian Gorlick, Deputy, UNHCR

Panel Moderator:        Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria (Proham Secretary General)

Participation by registration -

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