Photos: Sidang Media & Majlis Kesyukuran Muslim UPRo

30 03 2014
My photo before the program started.

My photo before the program started.

On March 27, 2014, I attended the Muslim UPRo press conference at the Hotel Putra in Kuala Lumpur.

The speakers were Azril Mohd Amin, Nasharudin Mat Isa and A. Karim Omar.

The Muslim UPRO committee members.

The Muslim UPRO committee members.

Before the program started, I spoke to Uncle Zul Noordin and I asked him a few political questions since he was one of Anwar Ibrahim’s lawyers before he left Anwar.

Uncle Zul answering some of my questions.

Uncle Zul answering some of my questions.

We also talked about current political issues, like PRK Kajang together with Uncle Nasha, Uncle Jinggo and Uncle Sheikh Karim.

The former Director of Criminal Investigation and Commissioner of Police for the Royal Malaysia Police, Tan Sri Zaman Khan was also there and he advised me to eat more vitamins after Uncle Zul told him that I am a blogger.

Discussing about the current political issues with politicians. From left is Uncle Nasharudin Mat Isa, Uncle Sheikh Karim, Uncle Zul Noordin and I

Discussing about the current political issues with politicians. From left is Uncle Nasharudin Mat Isa, Uncle Sheikh Karim, Uncle Zul Noordin and I

Listening to Uncle Azril's briefing on the UPR process that had taken place in Geneva recently.

Listening to Uncle Azril’s briefing on the UPR process that had taken place in Geneva recently.

Listening to the briefing by the Muslim UPRO committee members.

Listening to the briefing by the Muslim UPRO committee members.

Briefing by the Muslim UPRO secretary general.

Briefing by the Muslim UPRO secretary general.

Uncle Nasha briefs us about the UPR process and COMANGO.

Uncle Nasha briefs us about the UPR process and COMANGO.

Uncle Zul sharing ideas with the Muslim UPRO committee members.

Uncle Zul sharing ideas with the Muslim UPRO committee members.

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COMANGO And Human Rights

1 10 2013

During the briefing for Muslim UPRo (Muslim NGOs in the UPR process) at Dewan Tun Rahah Memorial Tun Abdul Razak in Kuala Lumpur, Uncle Azril briefed us about the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) declarations. The review process will be held at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. 

United Nations

Malaysia is a peaceful country where the minorities races and religions are not been discriminated by our government. And Malaysia has its own Federal Constitutions, Rules of Laws, Social Contract and National Principles. This is very important to ensure the stability of our country since the people in our country is multi racial.

Anyway a loose coalition of NGOs called COMANGO (Coalition of Malaysian NGOs in the UPR process) made some false accusations regarding human rights in Malaysia. It also demands Malaysia to sign the UNHRC treaties that are against the Federal Constitution of Malaysia, our Rukun Negara (National Principles) and the laws of our country.

COMANGO claims that it represents the majority of Malaysian, but they are not. Actually COMANGO only represents a minority of Malaysian citizens. They claimed to represent 54 NGOs but only 12 of those NGOs are legal, meaning most of the NGOs that COMANGO represented are illegal as they are not registered under the ROS or SSM.

Some of COMANGO’s demands are:

  • Demands Malaysia to sign the International Covenant on Civil & Political Rights (ICCPR) which said,“The Committee observes that the freedom to “have or to adopt” a religion or belief necsesarily entails the freedom to choose a religion or belief, including the right to replace one’s current religion or belief with another or to adopt atheistic views, as well as the right to retain one’s religion or belief…”. ICCPR is against Article 3 (1) of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia that says, “Islam is the religion of the Federation” and Article 11 (4) that says that state laws and federal law may control or restrict the propagation of any religious doctrine or belief among Muslims and also against the first principle of  Rukun Negara (National Principles) that says, “Believe in God”.

  • Demands Malaysia to sign the International Covenant on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). This is against Article 153 of the Federal Constitution that gives special rights and position of the Malays and the Bumiputras (indigenous people of the Sabah and Sarawak).

  • Demands Malaysia to agree on the SOGI Rights (Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity) which means they want Malaysia to legalised LGBTIQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Queer). This is against Article 3 (1) of the Federal Constitution and also the law of Malaysia.

  • Demands some enactments of the Syariah Law to be abolished. This is also against Article 3 (1) and against the second principle of the Rukun Negara that says, “Loyalty to the king and country,” because the king must protect Islam.

I do not agree on certain things that UNHRC declares as Human Rights because it is against my Rights as a Malaysian citizen according to the Federal Constitutions, Rukun Negara and the Rules of Laws of Malaysia. 

COMANGO does not respect the Federal Constitutions, Rukun Negara, Rules of Laws and the Social Contract of Malaysia. And COMANGO does not respect human rights because it claims that it represent the majority of Malaysian when it is not true. Cheating and making false accusations is a crime. Can we trust criminals to fight for other people’s Human Rights?

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