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Service and Sacrifice: Malaysian peacekeepers in Lebanon proud to serve their homeland and the United Nations

Peacekeepers from Malaysia serving under the United Nations flag in Lebanon face a “a totally new experience” according to the commander of the Malaysian contingent in the country.

UN chief praises Malaysia’s death penalty repeal as ‘major step forward’

Malaysia has announced that it plans to abolish executions, a move hailed by United Nations chief António Guterres on Thursday, as a “major step forward.”

UN chief applauds Malaysians for ‘strong commitment’ to democracy

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres congratulated the people of Malaysia on Thursday, following the peaceful holding of national and provincial elections, and praised voters for their “strong commitment” to the democratic process.

Dutch Safety Board’s final report on flight MH17 crash in Ukraine welcomed by UN

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) today welcomed the Dutch Safety Board’s final report on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed on 17 July 2014 in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.

Malaysia’s anti-terror and sedition laws ‘curtail’ human rights, warns UN rights chief

A series of amendments to Malaysia’s 1948 Sedition Act risk seriously undermine freedom of expression and opinion throughout the country, the top United Nations human rights official warned today as he urged the Asian state to bring its legislation in line with international human rights standards.

UN rights office ‘disappointed’ to see Malaysian opposition leader prison sentence upheld

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said today that it is disappointed that Malaysia’s Federal Court ruled to uphold the imprisonment of opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim.

Malaysian law criminalizing dissent threatens free expression – UN experts

A group of independent United Nations rights experts today urged the Government of Malaysia to withdraw its Sedition Act of 1948 amid allegations that critics of the country’s authorities have faced increasing criminalization and persecution.

Malaysia: UN rights office urges review of colonial-era Sedition Act

The United Nations human rights office today urged Malaysian authorities to immediately stop investigations and prosecutions under a 1948 law that curbed free speech and freedom of expression in the South-east Asian nation.

Ban expresses condolences after crash of Malaysia Airlines flight in Ukraine

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his condolences following today’s crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, and called for a full investigation into the disaster.

Malaysia: UN rights office urges Government to rethink ban of civil society group

The United Nations human rights office today expressed concern about a decision by the Malaysian Ministry of Home Affairs to declare illegal a coalition of 54 mainly non-Islamic civil society groups focused on human rights known by the acronym COMANGO.