Malaysia: Time to break with the past: Amnesty International Submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review: 31st Session of the UPR Working Group, November 2018

Index Number: ASA 28/8488/2018

In May 2018, Malaysia underwent its first change in government since independence and Amnesty International has urged the new government to address the human rights concerns highlighted in this submission. It is also an occasion to reverse repressive laws and policies, and to end the use of legal provisions to restrict the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, and to freedom of movement. Amnesty International also highlights the continued use of the death penalty as well as deaths in custody, and calls for action to protect the rights of refugees, asylum-seekers and Malaysia’s Indigenous Peoples.

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