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Investigations into human rights activists and government critics, mass raids against undocumented migrants and the pushback of refugee boats contributed to a deterioration of human rights. LGBTI people continued to face discrimination while Indigenous communities remained under threat from logging...
Asia and the Pacific

Malaysia: Next government must advance human rights

Following considerable political uncertainty and a decline in the human rights situation in the country, Malaysia’s next government must make the respect and protection of human rights a priority, Amnesty International said before nationwide elections this weekend.  “Malaysian authorities must...
Malaysia Refugees

Malaysia: Deportation to Myanmar puts lives in danger

Amnesty International Malaysia is aghast at the Malaysian government’s planned efforts with the Myanmar military to deport 1,200 people back to Myanmar on 23 February 2021. Mass deportation exercises carried out with little transparency contravenes Malaysia’s obligations to respect and protect the...
Afghanistan Children

Seven young people who had great ideas during COVID-19

By Sara Vida Coumans, Amnesty International’s Global Youth Manager The COVID-19 pandemic has hit young people hard, disrupting education, putting their jobs at risk and making their futures uncertain. But young people have also been some of the most active in responding to the pandemic and...