KOMAS, SUHAKAM and Institute for Development Studies (Sabah) organised the 9th National Conference on Non-Discrimination in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Pusat KOMAS urges the government to wake up and address the regressive forces trying to disintegrate fellow Malaysians through instigations of racial and religious hatreds.
- Something racist in the media or on the internet
- Physical harm, Abuse, Damage and Discrimination
- Provocative displays. Anything on sign board? Wall?
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9th National Conference on Non-discrimination – New Malaysia: Achieving Unity in a Plural Society
Pusat KOMAS together with Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) and Institute for Development Studies (Sabah) organised the 9th National Conference on Non-Discrimination in Ming Garden Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. This year’s theme was “Achieving Unity in a Plural Society”, with the aim to address the challenges bricked upon the aspiration of a New Malaysia.
A Wish for a Malaysia that belongs to all
Pusat KOMAS urges the government to wake up and address the regressive forces trying to disintegrate fellow Malaysians through instigations of racial and religious hatreds. Pusat KOMAS condemns the recent hurls spewed by Zakir Naik, who has called the Chinese as “penumpang” (guests) and questioned the loyalty of the Indians to our country.
Positive step but further revisions needed of protest law
Pusat KOMAS and global civil society alliance, CIVICUS, welcome the Malaysian government’s efforts to make amendments to the Peaceful Assembly Act, which regulates public assemblies and protests. While some of the proposed changes to the law appear positive, our organisations are concerned that the legislation still falls short of international human rights law and standards, related to the right to peaceful assembly.
Minister YB Waytha Moorthy Receives Memorandum to Reform the Aboriginal Peoples’ Act 1954 from Pusat KOMAS, Malaysia Bar and Orang Asli Community
It is hoped that the government can restore the dignity of the Orang Asli as an indigenous people with inalienable rights, in order to address the on-going marginalization of the community.
How You Can Get Involved
Volunteers play an important role in KOMAS’ work so if you have the time, energy and skills to share, there are various things you can be involved in KOMAS’ programmes.
Malaysia Racial Discrimination Report
in conjunction with the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
KOMAS together with 7 other civil society organizations have initiated a campaign to advocate the Malaysian government to ratify the ICERD.
ICERD is the INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION. The ICERD was adapted by UN general assembly in 1963 which commits its members to the elimination of racial discrimination and the promotion of equality and unity among all races.
Orang Asli Support
Pusat KOMAS works in close collaboration with Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli Semenanjung Malaysia (JKOASM) since 1993.