LETTER | In conjunction with Human Rights Day on Dec 10, 2019, the National Human Rights Society (Hakam) urges the government to expeditiously fulfil its manifesto promises in respect of human rights reforms.
There is no doubt that the government has achieved praiseworthy progress on the human rights front. Some of these include:
The Pakatan Harapan Government was elected on May 9, 2018, by an electorate which expects more substantial human rights reforms and cementing of the rule of law. It has been one-and-a-half years since the government was elected into power, yet there is much more that needs to be done.
Hakam, hereby, urges the government to quicken its pace and to steadfastly carry out the following human rights reforms in Malaysia:
There will no doubt be forces which will resist such reforms. But all of these reforms are promises which were made in the Harapan manifesto. The government must be bold and resolute in fulfilling the same.
Rest assured that civil society and many segments of the rakyat will be behind the government in carrying out such reforms.
LIM WEI JIET is secretary-general of the National Human Rights Society (Hakam).
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