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Topic: International Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Racial Discrimination

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FOR a political coalition that came into office in mid-2018 most unexpectedly and was thus somewhat unprepared, the present government has done impeccably well in achieving effective control of the go...
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PETALING JAYA: A prominent rights activist said he sensed frustration in the resignation of Razali Ismail as chairman of the government’s Humans Rights Commission (Suhakam), just about two weeks sho...
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THE parallels between the controversies over the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Icerd) are ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Frequent engagements between policymakers and the people are needed for Malaysians, particularly Malay Muslim youths, to better grasp the meaning of living in Malaysia Baharu (New Malaysia), says Malaysia Youth Foundation director Mustaffa Kamil Ayub.
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RANTAU, April 13 ― Riding high on the euphoria of their twin wins in Semenyih and Cameron Highlands, Umno and PAS are working hard to achieve a “hat trick” in Rantau by focusing on the issue of ...
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APRIL 12 — The parallels between the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court controversy and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) ar...
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LETTER | For a political coalition that came into office in mid-2018 most unexpectedly and somewhat unprepared, the present government has done impeccably well in achieving effective control of the go...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has expressed its deep concerns at the government's decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute, calling it a step backwards for Malaysia's international standing.
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COMMENT | The Malaysian Bar is deeply concerned about the Government’s decision, announced on 5 April 2019, that it is reneging on its pledge to accede to the Rome Statute of the International Crimi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A group of Barisan Nasional-linked NGOs wants the Foreign Minister and Attorney-General to be sacked over the attempt to ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Icerd).
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KUALA LUMPUR: A group of Barisan-linked NGOs wants Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and Attorney General Tommy Thomas to be sacked over the attempt to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Icerd) and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 — As the Dewan Rakyat sitting convened today, a group of about 40 men and women assembled at the gates of Parliament demanding the removal of Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin A...
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PETALING JAYA: The U-turn by the government to withdraw from the Rome Statute gives a troubling impression that the country is ruled by racial and religious sentiment, said the G25 group of eminent Malays.
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PETALING JAYA: The G25 group of eminent Malays has expressed its disappointment that the government has yielded to pressure from dissenting groups and decided to withdraw from the Rome Statute soon af...
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PETALING JAYA: The government's decision to withdraw from ratifying the Rome Statute gives a troubling impression that the country is ruled by racial and religious sentiments, says the G25 group of eminent Malays.
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COMMENT | G25 expresses its disappointment that the government has yielded to pressure from dissenting groups and decided to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), s...
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GEORGE TOWN: Klang MP Charles Santiago today panned the government’s move to withdraw from the Rome Statute, saying it sends the wrong message to voters, investors and fellow Asean members.
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YOURSAY | ‘What kind of country are we living in when the state can just snatch you up and make you disappear?’ Police behind disappearance of Koh and Amri, Suhakam inquiry concludes Vijay47: For ...
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YOURSAY | ‘What does it have to do with Malay privileges, the royalty, or even same-sex marriages?’ BN MPs protest after ex-ally says sultan's remarks off-limits Fairnsquare: So BN lawmakers were ...
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Amid criticism over Malaysia acceding to the Rome Statute and the attempt to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Icerd), Dr Mahathir Mohamad s...
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BANTING: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia still has its reservations against certain conditions under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Mahathir said the gove...
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The Pakatan Harapan government failed to preempt the outcry over its plans to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Icerd) by not engaging the p...
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PULAU CAREY, March 24 — The Federal Constitution will guide Malaysia’s ratification or adoption of any global treaties and conventions, the prime minister said today.
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JOHOR BARU: The federal government must not ratify treaties that affect the special position of the Malays and Islam, says Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar.
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Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar has slammed Putrajaya in his birthday speech, accusing them of violating the Federal Constitution by signing the Rome Statute.
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JOHOR BARU: Johor's Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar says the Federal Constitution will be contravened, if Malaysia ratifies the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Icerd), as well as the government's decision to sign the instrument to accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 -— The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) today again advocated for Malaysia’s accession to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial...
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The Pakatan Harapan government has been urged to step up its countermeasures against the intensifying use of racial political rhetoric.
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ALL eyes are on the government as Parliament convenes for the first session of the year on March 11.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 — Race and religious discrimination continues to prevail in “New Malaysia”, a Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) commissioner said today.
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MP SPEAKS | A leader by default from a party that was lagging way behind in popularity, Jacinda Ardern (photo, above) went on to provide New Zealand with her own stamp of leadership.
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JOHOR BARU, March 16 — A Johor-based civil society movement today voiced its concern over Putrajaya’s failure defend the position of the Malay rulers as provided for in the Federal Constitution.
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LETTER | We the undersigned civil society organisations urge the government to comprehensively eliminate employment discrimination in all economic sectors, rather than selectively eliminating discrimi...
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PETALING JAYA: As the debate over the rights of the LGBT community continues, electoral reforms group Bersih 2.0 says democracy is about allowing all quarters to express their views and concerns in a ...
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Many Malaysians feel that the old Malaysia still dominates our country, despite the idea of “The New Malaysia” that emerged after the last general election.
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The Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) has denounced BN secretary-general Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz for what it described as a case of inciting racial hatred.
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The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has urged the government to "accede and comply" with the six unratified human rights conventions, including the International Convention on the Elimin...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has urged the government to "accede and comply" with the six unratified human rights conventions, including the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Icerd).
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 ― Datuk A. Kadir Jasin has chided the local media today for emphasising on the “emotional” reactions towards the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of ...
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FEBRUARY 20 — The recent scholarship advertisement by Pantai Hospital Sungai Petani has drawn criticism for its preference for people from specific ethnic groups.
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PETALING JAYA: A PAS leader today denied Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s claim that the party signed a declaration that it would not back Umno in the Semenyih by-election next month.
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SEMENYIH POLLS | Terengganu Menteri Besar Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar has refuted Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's claim that PAS will not support Umno in the upcoming Semenyih by-election.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 ― PAS has denied that it signed a letter agreeing not to support Umno in the Semenyih by-election, according to a report by Sinar Harian Online.
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PUTRAJAYA, Feb 7 ― Datuk Salahuddin Ayub wants to make one thing very clear about the position of Malays and Islam under Pakatan Harapan (PH) ― there will be no erosion under the new government.
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YOURSAY | ‘If you don’t want migrants, create laws to stop them from coming - not abuse them when they are in your country.’ 'Racist' to say migrant workers prone to social ills, Penang CM told ...
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LETTER | Landlords are coming out saying that they should have a choice of who to rent their properties to.
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has vowed that his government will be sensitive towards all religions.
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I LOST my father when he had just turned 66 years old.
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The Chinese community will not blindly vote for Pakatan Harapan in the coming Cameron Highlands by-elections or even in the next general election if the ruling coalition returns to the "corrupt and au...
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PETALING JAYA: A group of civil society members comprising human rights activists, lawyers and former civil servants has called on Dr Mahathir Mohamad to set “limits” to curb race and religion-bas...
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COMMENT | To Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, We would like to congratulate you on your second term as prime minister of Malaysia.
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PETALING JAYA: In the aftermath of the several issues that turned racial recently, the National Patriots Association (Patriot) has hit out at Pakatan Harapan's leaders, saying they were directionless and appeared to contradict one another.
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COMMENT | A train will eventually carry less and less cargo when the single track on which it operates begins to sag.
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PETALING JAYA: DAP cannot use the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) issue as a “multi-purpose” excuse each time Pakatan Harapan runs into controversy, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.