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The Amnesty International Report (AIR) 2014/15 – The State of the World’s Human Rights provides a comprehensive overview of the state of human rights in 160 countries across the globe, Malaysia included. Compared to previous years, the report this year comprises an outlook and projection of the landscape of the state of human rights globally.
Millions of Amnesty International supporters from around the globe are set to take part in the world’s largest annual human rights campaign launching on 3 December.
The execution of five men in Afghanistan who had been convicted over a gang rape following a series of flawed trials is an affront to justice, Amnesty International said.
Malaysia must act humanely and keep its borders open to receive these survivors of human trafficking, some who are believed to have been at sea for up to three months.
Malaysia has made several significant recommendations to the United States onhow it needs to improve its human rights record, ducking the fact that Malaysia has consistently ignored similar calls to address rights violations.
Amnesty International seeks clemency for 10 people facing imminent execution in Indonesia.
Gerakan Hapus Akta Hasutan (GHAH) have come together to express in the strongest terms our opposition to the amendments to the Sedition Act 1948.
Amnesty International (AI) Malaysia has expressed its opposition to the Prevention of Terrorism Act (Pota) and Sedition Act 1948, which it said were serious violations of human rights.
The revival of detention without trial through the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) points to a government thumbing its nose at calls for greater protection of fundamental rights in Malaysia.
A new law that would allow terrorism suspects in Malaysia to be held indefinitely without charge, trial or judicial review, is a shocking onslaught against human rights and the rule of law, said Amnesty International.

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A 24-year-old man is at imminent risk of execution, for a crime which took place while he was below 18 years of age, despite the fact that his case is currently under judicial review, said Amnesty International, urging the Iranian authorities to halt all plans to implement the sentence.
An Egyptian court’s recommendation today to sentence ousted president Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 other defendants to death after grossly unfair trials shows the deplorable state of the country’s criminal justice system, said Amnesty International.
South East Asian governments must step up urgent search and rescue efforts to ensure that thousands of people stranded in boats are not left in dire circumstances and at risk of death, Amnesty International said, as another boat carrying hundreds of people thought to be migrants and asylum seekers in desperate conditions is currently awaiting rescue off the Thai coast.
Three police officers have been charged with torture in the northern state of Baja California following a steadfast campaign by victim Adrián Vázquez Lagunes, his family and their lawyer, supported by Amnesty International. This is the first time torture charges have been brought in a state which is notorious for torture complaints.
Today’s execution of an Indonesian woman with a suspected mental illness is just the latest in the recent macabre spike in Saudi Arabia’s state-sponsored killings, Amnesty International said.

Press Clippings

Malaysia should heed its own advice to the United States, for calling on the superpower to improve its human rights record, Amnesty International (AI) Malaysia said.
Two Indonesians spared recently from the death penalty by a Malaysian court are slated to return soon to Indonesia, the Foreign Ministry stated on Saturday.
No matter how much you love writing, there will be times when you are desperate for inspiration. And sometimes, the inspiration could come from the most unlikely of sources.
There is no coup in the country to topple the ruling government. But an outsider, reading news about police clampdown, arrests for peaceful protests and the hauling up of people for sedition, would think there is one happening.
By Jalelah Abu Baker SINGAPORE - Death penalty laws in Singapore were revised in November 2012. The...

Director's Message

Shamini Darshni

Greetings, Members of Amnesty International Malaysia! After several extremely busy months, I am so glad to be writing you to share news of the thrilling launch of our Stop Torture campaign.

Urgent Actions

Refugees and Migrants stranded at sea

Malaysia has ordered search and rescue operations but thousands of refugees and migrants remain at risk of death in seas around Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Malaysia and Indonesia have agreed to provide temporary shelter to those who land. 

Kho Jabing

Malaysian Kho Jabing, who has exhausted all legal appeals available to him, has applied for clemency from the President of Singapore on 27 April. If Kho Jabing’s appeal is rejected, he will be at risk of imminent execution. 

DrMohammed al Roken

Across the world, people’s freedom is under threat.
Activists are locked up just for expressing their opinions online.
Protestors are...

2 West Papuan boys, Robert Yelemaken & Oni Wea arrested for painting graffiti calling for an independence referendum in West Papua
A second student tortured or otherwise ill-treated by police has been released.