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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Malaysian entrepreneur and founder of AirAsia, Tony Fernandes...
The prosecution of artist and activist Fahmi Reza over a caricature of the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on social media is just another example of the continued crackdown on dissent in Malaysia.
6 APRIL 2016 PRESS RELEASE Malaysia remained unwavering in its use of capital punishment in 2015,...
First evidence of migrant exploitation on 2022 World Cup site Migrant workers building Khalifa...
In conjunction with the 13th World Day Against the Death Penalty on 10 October 2015, Amnesty International Malaysia calls on the Malaysian government to halt the use of the death penalty as it is an ineffective and flawed tool to combat crime including for drug offences.
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.
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT The Malaysian authorities must immediately and...
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL NEWSFLASH 19 May 2016 The Singapore authorities should immediately halt the...

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International News

Mongolia’s parliament became the latest to consign the death penalty to the history books, in a major victory for human rights in the country, said Amnesty International today.
Police are expected to charge Maria Chin Abdullah, chairperson of the NGO coalition Bersih 2.0, on Tuesday 3 November under the Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA) for failing to give prior notice of at least ten days for a demonstration.
Behrouz Alkhani, a 30-year-old man from Iran’s Kurdish minority has been transferred out of Oroumieh prison’s general ward and placed in solitary confinement in preparation for his execution tomorrow, despite the fact that he’s still awaiting the outcome of a Supreme Court appeal, said Amnesty International.
The Chinese authorities must immediately ensure imprisoned journalist Gao Yu receives all necessary medical care, Amnesty International said, after her lawyer disclosed she is critically ill and is being denied appropriate treatment.
The Bangladeshi authorities must send a strong message that killings aimed at silencing dissenting voices are despicable and will not be tolerated, Amnesty International said in reaction to the news that blogger Niloy Neel was hacked to death at his home in the capital Dhaka today.

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The Heat Malaysia journalist is being investigated by police in regards to her article on the...
GEORGE TOWN: Police have detained a 26-year-old factory operator to assist investigations into an...
GEORGE TOWN, April 27 — A factory worker who allegedly posted offensive and vulgar comments against...
KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — Use of physical torture to extract information from detainees is still...
PARLIAMENT The Attorney-General's Chambers has asked the police to complete their probe on a death...

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

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.