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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.

Malaysia Airlines investigation and recovery efforts hampered by shelling: OSCE

The investigation and recovery effort on the site where the Malaysia Airlines passenger flight was shot down has been hampered because of continued shelling in Eastern Ukraine area.

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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.

Malaysia must protect environment, indigenous rights as it reduces poverty – UN expert

After moving significantly towards reducing poverty, Malaysia must ensure that such gains do not come at the expense of the environment and the rights of vulnerable groups in society such as indigenous communities and migrant workers, a United Nations expert warned today.

Malaysia: UN chief encourages dialogue to peacefully resolve situation in Sabah

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged an end to violence and encouraged dialogue among all parties to peacefully resolve the situation in Sabah, Malaysia.

UN rights office hails Malaysia’s intention to repeal colonial-era Sedition Act

The United Nations human rights office today welcomed the announcement by the Malaysian Government that it will repeal a 1948 law that curbed free speech and freedom of expression in the South-east Asian nation.

Population Award, institutional category, goes to Malaysian family planning organization

Each year, the UN Population Award is given to an individual(s) and/or institution(s) in recognition of outstanding contributions to increasing the awareness of population questions and to their solution.

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