A Parliamentary Caucus on the Abuse of Human Rights in Sri Lanka has been set up, announced Malaysian Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.
Nazri said members from both sides of the divide agreed to the caucus as they viewed with great concern the alleged human rights violation in Sri Lanka, including against the ethnic Tamil minority group there. The caucus will continue to monitor the progress of the United Nation’s resolution on the matter.
“We will also send a letter to ask them what action has been taken thus far. We have nothing against the country (Sri Lanka) but are looking at the human rights abuse against the Tamils. The persons responsible must be brought to justice,” he told a press conference at the lobby yesterday.
The UN Human Rights Council had in March adopted a resolution urging the Sri Lankan government to act against alleged human rights violations and war crimes during the end of the civil war with Tamil rebels.
Nazri said the caucus opposed Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s presence in Malaysia.
It was reported on Monday that Rajapaksa would not be attending the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) in December in Johor due to “unavoidable circumstances”.
His invitation had created strong objections.
The 25-member caucus, which includes MPs of all races, is headed by Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk S.K. Devamany (BN-Cameron Highlands). The caucus will meet on Dec 18. (The Star Online)
Comments - 32
Chandana Wednesday, 28 November 2012 07:10 AM
This is bulshit. Malaysia discriminate Chinese a lot. Goverment always give favours to Malay peopel over Chinese people. But UN doesnt give a damn about it.
Coconut Donkey Wednesday, 28 November 2012 02:35 AM
the noose is tighning at a painfully slow rate it would seem..
buffaloa citizen Wednesday, 28 November 2012 07:19 AM
Yes, yes certainly strong in corruption, criminality, impunity, unaccountability, white vans, dishonesty and everything belonging to southern hench-aiya culture.
Hardball Wednesday, 28 November 2012 02:58 AM
Looks like a all paid trip to the Netherlands is on the card for a few in Sri Lanka.
Eagle Eyes Wednesday, 28 November 2012 07:31 AM
Malaysia must first look at how it treats its minorities. In Malaysia institutionalized racism is the norm.
mail_guy Wednesday, 28 November 2012 03:19 AM
US, India, Europe, Malaysia and many more countries on the list but we still believe SL is safe.
Chandima Wednesday, 28 November 2012 07:55 AM
Check the past results of Malaysia's Bhumiputhra Policy....
Nodrog Wednesday, 28 November 2012 08:01 AM
Are there no bigger crimes or abuses in the world for everyone to focus on Sri Lanka? Not unless they're being bought off either in cash or kind.
lasagne Wednesday, 28 November 2012 08:10 AM
We are the super power of the whole world as we eradicated tamils from northeast in the name of liberation by our valiant sinhala forces. We now need to invade Malaysia to teach Muslims a good lesson.
GP Wednesday, 28 November 2012 03:40 AM
The country will be safe only if all barbarians get out of the country
ravi Wednesday, 28 November 2012 03:45 AM
More and more country are joining it’s an good and intelligent move by TNA and diaspora slow but fruitful great .
Pragmatic Porak Wednesday, 28 November 2012 08:31 AM
Malaysia? The country where only ethnic Malays are given free education?? Not to mention even their constitution states only ethnic Malays are allowed to hold the top posts in state institutions??? THEY want to preach to Sri Lanka about how we handled an ethnic conflict??? My calendar seems to be inaccurate. Today is clearly April Fool's Day!
Saliya Wickremasuriy Wednesday, 28 November 2012 02:49 PM
Malaysia's ruling party is concerned with Indian voting block, as elections are forthcoming.
Polkudu Chandrika Wednesday, 28 November 2012 08:40 AM
First, they must investigate human rights abuses by Mahathir Mohammed and his cronies when he was in power before they can come clean themselves. This is like the devil reading from the scriptures.
Hardball Wednesday, 28 November 2012 04:04 AM
We will soon see a flow of heads of state from Africa and South America specially the from countries that have poor record of human rights and fundamental rights.
DUWI Wednesday, 28 November 2012 04:02 AM
Really? What about abuses of the US, China, etc. etc. Has Malaysia set up up committees for those countries as well? What hypocrisy.
buffaloa citizen Wednesday, 28 November 2012 04:12 AM
Not out of the country, these varbarians need to be safely behind bars.
buffaloa citizen Wednesday, 28 November 2012 04:14 AM
Excellent move by Malaysia, this displays the honesty of this country. Malaysia in this move states that we love Sri Lanka but not the barbarians who committed genocide.
Koralalage Wednesday, 28 November 2012 03:39 PM
Do you want us remember your past .
Nihal Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:50 AM
Malaysia population 20% of them are ethnic Tamil so this the reason them to formed a committee!!!
reader Wednesday, 28 November 2012 04:42 AM
What about all the abuse we faced from the LTTE
xlntgson Friday, 30 November 2012 04:19 AM
This is to please disgruntled HINDRAF.
ICCStats Wednesday, 28 November 2012 10:00 AM
nothing compared to what the whole country went through in the past.
NE Wednesday, 28 November 2012 04:55 AM
They supress all other communities except malays in Malsia also.
jacoob Wednesday, 28 November 2012 05:14 AM
why included china .. they are friends no ! . cannot afford to loose any friends now !!
ling Wednesday, 28 November 2012 05:17 AM
That explain your level, Malaysia is scare that Sri Lanka is coming up as a strong country.
Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 28 November 2012 05:19 AM
Who cares, as long as we have bosom friends like King of Swaziland, Uganda, Myanmar, Vietnam etc.
GP Wednesday, 28 November 2012 05:23 AM
Think about the abuses presently face by tamils in North and East
Surain Wednesday, 28 November 2012 05:32 AM
any wrong doing no escape behaind back door
sampath Wednesday, 28 November 2012 05:38 AM
at this rate, how many more countries will boycott us....
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