Malaysia's bid to join human rights council marred by regressing freedoms

Modified 3 Mar 2021, 3:48 am

Malaysia's attempt to join the United Nations Human Rights Council can’t be taken seriously if the Perikatan Nasional government continued to be repressive towards fundamental freedoms, said South Africa-based human rights group Civicus.

“The PN government has attempted to silence peaceful protesters and impede the formation of political parties to keep itself in power...

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