PKR says it has proof of 1,609 phantom voters that were newly registered or transferred to Wangsa Maju, Selangor, between July and December last year.
The spike in voters had prompted PKR to conduct door-to-door surveys of 222 dubious houses or flats with large numbers of voters, and found out that 80% of the house owners had no knowledge of the suspected phantom voters using their addresses, while some of the houses appeared to be locked and vacant. ... See MoreSee Less
The Court of Appeal led by Justice Mohd Zawawi Mohd Salleh said the EC is not required to provide a database of the locality codes and locality names of the 136,272 Selangor voters for the last two redelineation exercises of Peninsular Malaysia in 2003 and 1994. ... See MoreSee Less
KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — The Election Commission (EC) today won an appeal to not produce one of the six types of information sought by the Selangor government over the alleged unconstitutional redeli...
BERSIH 2.0 Condemns the Ongoing Detention of Adilur Rahman Khan by Malaysian Immigration Authorities
BERSIH 2.0 refers to the ongoing detention by Malaysian immigration authorities of renowned Bangladesh human rights defender Adilur Rahman Khan.
At approximately 4am this morning, Mr. Adilur was detained by Malaysian immigration authorities at Kuala Lumpur International Airport as he tried to enter the country to attend a conference on “The Abolition of the Death Penalty in Malaysia and the Asia Pacific”, organized by the Anti Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN), Together Against the Death Penalty (ECPM) and the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH).
Mr. Adilur is still in the custody of immigration authorities. Enquiries to the Department of Immigration on his detention have been referred to Bukit Aman Police Headquarters.
Mr. Adilur is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, a former Deputy Attorney General for Bangladesh and a founder of the human rights organisation Odhikar. He is also a recipient of the May 18 Foundation Gwangju Prize for Human Rights and the International Bar Association (IBA) Human Rights Award. He has been a finalist for the Martin Ennals Awards for Human Rights Defenders and the Front Line Defenders Award.
As a fellow laureate of the May 18 Foundation Gwangju Award, BERSIH 2.0 is extremely concerned about the treatment of an internationally-renowned human rights defender at the hands of Malaysian authorities.
We demand an explanation from the Director-General of the Department of Immigration and the Home Ministry on the reason for the police order to bar Mr. Adilur from entry into Malaysia and his subsequent ongoing detention for over 12 hours. We further call for Mr. Adilur’s immediate and unconditional release.
This treatment of Mr. Adilur is an embarrassment to Malaysia on the world stage. Given his recognized dedication to the promotion of human rights and democracy, such an individual should be welcomed to share his experiences and knowledge, instead of being treated as a threat to national security.
The detention of Mr. Adilur now appears to be part of a trend of the Government to prevent discourse on human rights and democracy in Malaysia. Since 2015, several activists have been blocked from entering the country, including Indonesian human rights activist Mugiyanto Sipin, Hong Kong student activist Joshua Wong and Singapore activist Han Hui Hui.
These actions must raise questions, domestically and internationally, on the Malaysian Government’s commitment to the principles of human rights and why the Government seems to fear the presence of international human rights defenders in Malaysia.
MEDIA STATEMENT (20 JULY 2017): BERSIH 2.0 Condemns the Ongoing Detention of Adilur Rahman Khan by Malaysian Immigration Authorities20 July 2017 BERSIH 2.0 refers to the ongoing detention by Malaysian...