ANNOUNCEMENT

MEREKA CIPTA, MEMBANGUNKAN DAN MENYENGGARA (DALAM TEMPOH JAMINAN) LAMAN SESAWANG HUB HAK ASASI

KENYATAAN TAWARAN

Tawaran adalah dipelawa daripada syarikat-syarikat tempatan yang berdaftar dengan Kementerian Kewangan Malaysia bagi menyertai sebut harga berikut :

NO. SEBUT HARGA : SHM.001/1/18 Jld 4 (2)

TAJUK SEBUT HARGA : MEREKA CIPTA, MEMBANGUNKAN DAN MENYENGGARA (DALAM TEMPOH JAMINAN) LAMAN SESAWANG HUB HAK ASASI

TARIKH IKLAN : 10 Februari 2021

TARIKH KEMUKAKAN SEBUT HARGA : 5 Mac 2021 (sebelum 12.00 tengah hari)

  1. Dokumen Sebut Harga akan diedarkan secara percuma;
  2. Syarikat hendaklah berdaftar dengan SUHAKAM. * layari www.suhakam.org.my untuk pendaftaran;
  3. Dokumen Sebut Harga yang dihantar secara manual yang telah lengkap diisi hendaklah dimasukkan ke dalam Peti Sebut Harga di Unit Perolehan SUHAKAM, Tingkat 11, Menara TH Perdana, 1001 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur sebelum jam 12.00 tengah hari pada 5 Mac 2021. Tawaran yang lewat tidak akan diterima;
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Press Statement No. 3-2021_Amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355)

KUALA LUMPUR (20 JANUARY 2021)   –   The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) is concerned over the recent news reports regarding the possibility for the Government to introduce heavier punishments on a specific group of people, particularly the lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) through amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355).

Currently, Act 355 provides that Syariah courts are empowered to impose maximum sentences of imprisonment not exceeding three years, any fine not exceeding RM5,000, or with whipping not exceeding six strokes or with any combination thereof for offences under the Islamic law. 

With regard to the proposed heavier punishments under Act 355, SUHAKAM reiterates that all forms of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment including whipping are absolutely prohibited under international human rights standards, particularly the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Over the years, SUHAKAM has called for the repeal of corporal punishment in all laws, both civil and Syariah, to be in compliance with the international human rights standards. The imposition of the punishment of whipping on female offenders under the State Syariah Enactments violates the equality provision (Article 8) of the Federal Constitution since the federal Criminal Procedure Code exempts female offenders from the punishment of whipping for offences under federal law.

SUHAKAM stresses that all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, should have the same fundamental rights as enshrined in the Federal Constitution including their right to privacy and to live with dignity. SUHAKAM notes that the Government has responded in Parliament in November 2020 that the proposed amendments to Act 355 would be further discussed with the other States in early 2021. In this regard, SUHAKAM calls upon the Government to reconsider the proposal to amend Act 355 and ensure that it is in line with the international human rights standards. SUHAKAM further recommends that the Government adopt a more compassionate approach by respecting human rights for all through continuous dialogues and awareness raising programmes with the relevant stakeholders.

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Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM)

20 January 2021

Media queries: Contact Mrs. Norashikin Hamzah at 03-2612 5687 / 019-621 5336 or shikin@suhakam.org.my

KENYATAAN MEDIA

KUALA LUMPUR (20 JANUARI 2021)   –   Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (SUHAKAM) menzahirkan kebimbangan terhadap laporan berita baru-baru ini bahawa Kerajaan mungkin meminda Akta Mahkamah Syariah (Bidang Kuasa Jenayah) 1965 (Akta 355) bagi memperkenalkan hukuman yang lebih berat ke atas golongan tertentu terutamanya lesbian, gay, biseksual dan transgender (LGBT).

Buat masa ini, Akta 355 memperuntukkan bahawa Mahkamah Syariah mempunyai bidang kuasa untuk mengenakan hukuman maksimum penjara selama tempoh tidak melebihi tiga tahun, denda tidak melebihi RM5,000, atau sebatan  tidak melebihi enam sebatan atau apa-apa gabungan hukuman tersebut bagi kesalahan-kesalahan di bawah hukum syarak.

Berhubung dengan cadangan hukuman lebih berat di bawah Akta 355, SUHAKAM menekankan bahawa segala bentuk penyeksaan dan layanan atau hukuman lain yang zalim, tidak berperikemanusiaan dan menjatuhkan maruah termasuk sebatan adalah dilarang sama sekali di bawah piawaian hak asasi manusia antarabangsa terutamanya Perisytiharan Hak Asasi Manusia Sejagat (UDHR). Selama ini, SUHAKAM menyeru kepada pemansuhan hukuman sebatan dalam semua undang-undang Sivil dan Syariah agar ianya selaras dengan piawaian hak asasi manusia antarabangsa. Pengenaan hukuman sebatan terhadap pesalah wanita di bawah Enakmen Syariah Negeri adalah bertentangan dengan peruntukan kesamarataan dalam (Perkara 8) Perlembagaan Persekutuan memandangkan Kanun Prosedur Jenayah persekutuan mengecualikan pesalah wanita daripada hukuman sebatan bagi kesalahan di bawah undang-undang persekutuan. 

 SUHAKAM menekankan bahawa setiap individu, tanpa mengira orientasi seks atau identiti gender mereka, seharusnya mendapat hak asasi yang sama sepertimana yang termaktub di bawah Perlembagaan Persekutuan termasuk hak privasi dan hak kepada kehidupan yang bermaruah. SUHAKAM mengambil maklum bahawa Kerajaan telah memberi maklum balas di Parlimen pada November 2020 bahawa cadangan pindaan ke atas Akta 355 akan dibincangkan dengan lebih lanjut bersama negeri-negeri lain pada awal tahun 2021. Sehubungan itu, SUHAKAM menyeru Kerajaan untuk mempertimbangkan semula cadangan pindaan Akta 355 dan memastikan agar ia selaras dengan piawaian hak asasi manusia antarabangsa. SUHAKAM turut mencadangkan agar Kerajaan mengguna pakai pendekatan yang lebih prihatin dengan menghormati prinsip hak asasi manusia untuk semua termasuk melalui sesi dialog yang berterusan dan program kesedaran bersama pihak berkepentingan.

-TAMAT-

Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (SUHAKAM)

20 Januari 2021

Pertanyaan Media: Sila hubungi Pn. Norashikin Hamzah melalui 03-2612 5687 / 019-621 5336 atau shikin@suhakam.org.my

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NOTIS PERUBAHAN OPERASI BAHAGIAN ADUAN DAN PEMANTAUAN

NOTIS PERUBAHAN OPERASI BAHAGIAN ADUAN DAN PEMANTAUAN, SURUHANJAYA HAK ASASI MANUSIA MALAYSIA (SUHAKAM)

DIMAKLUMKAN BAHAWA BERMULA 13 JANUARI 2021, PENERIMAAN ADUAN ADALAH HANYA MELALUI SURAT, TELEFON, EMEL (complaints@suhakam.org.my) ATAU MELALUI LAMAN SESAWANG SISTEM ADUAN SUHAKAM IAITU http://aduan.suhakam.org.my/eApps/system/index.do

SEBARANG PERTANYAAN MENGENAI ADUAN SEMASA PERINTAH KAWALAN PERGERAKAN (PKP) INI, SILA BERHUBUNG DENGAN PEGAWAI ADUAN SEPERTI DI BAWAH :

Ahmad Zaidi bin Baharuddin                      No. Telefon :  019-333 8490     

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Suhakam has no legal power to probe custodial deaths, says NGO

PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) should stop inquiring into custodial deaths as the matter does not come under its purview, a non-governmental organisation says.

Eliminating Deaths and Abuse in Custody Together (EDICT) chairman M Visvanathan said Suhakam was set up pursuant to a law passed by Parliament for the purpose of protecting and promoting human rights in Malaysia.

“It can only hold inquiries on complaints of human rights infringements at its own initiative or on complaints lodged by the aggrieved persons,” he said.

For example, he said, Suhakam could investigate if an unhealthy detainee died because no timely medical assistance was provided.

He said Section 12(2) of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act states that the commission shall not inquire into any complaint when a matter was before a judicial inquiry.

Further, he said, investigations into custodial deaths were solely within the purview and functions of the coroner’s court under the Criminal Procedure Code.

Visvanathan, who is a lawyer, said this in response to Suhakam’s findings released yesterday into several issues involving deaths in police lock-ups and detention centres.

In the case of G Jestus Kevin, who was found dead in a Bentong police station lock-up last year, the report said the victim succumbed to meningoencephalitis (brain inflammation) with multiple blunt force trauma.

Kevin, 30, was nabbed on April 2 for alleged theft and was found dead on April 5.

Suhakam said the medical report showed that he suffered many injuries, including a broken rib.

“A fellow inmate had testified that the deceased was tied with a blanket and beaten by other inmates and a police officer. This has also been confirmed through CCTV footage of the lock-up,” Suhakam commissioner Jerald Joseph said at a online press conference.

Visvanathan, who is representing Kevin’s family in an ongoing inquest in Kuantan, said he has also sent a letter to Suhakam.

He said only a coroner, after a court inquiry, could determine why, when and under what circumstances a detainee died in a police lock-up, prison or a mental asylum.

“The inquest finding is subject to review by the High Court and the victim’s family can also rely on the coroner’s verdict to sue the government for negligence,” he said, adding that Suhakam’s report had no legal effect.

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Suhakam reports forced conversion of Sarawakian native children over Mykad blunder

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has called for immediate legal remedy to conversion involving minors after receiving complaints of indigenous children in Sarawak being forced to observe Islamic rituals.

Suhakam said much of the problem stemmed from interfaith marriages in which one of the spouses no longer wishes to practise Islamic teachings, often leading in their children being registered as Muslims despite being raised as followers of other faiths.

Critics have long cited the legal wrangle around the wedlock between partners of different faiths as the root cause of many explosive interfaith disputes that have strained race relations over the years.

“There were issues like pupils being forced to wear the baju kurung and veil just because Islam is stated in their MyKad,” the commission said in a Zoom press conference.

“They are also forced to attend religious classes at both the primary and secondary school level when in reality they never practiced Islamic teachings since they were young,” it added.

“This is a problem that in most cases arises from the divorce of parents who are Muslims (merely) by marriage. At the end the children become victims.”

Malaysia requires its citizens to carry identification cards which has their faith stated on it.

But vague policies and the politicisation of religion have led to conflicting administration on registration matters, often with severe ramifications for minorities, their children and even non-Muslim natives despite their special status as Bumiputera, rights groups have pointed out in the past.

Suhakam cited various complaints in Sarawak where indigenous people have had their Mykad stated Muslim by mistake because their names have bin or binti, common among Christian Bumiputera who practise their faith in Bahasa Melayu, the national language.

“When a few individuals of indigenous ethnicities or communities wanted to change to a new MyKad, applicants who are not Muslims or have never practiced the Islamic faith have their status changed to Islam (Muslim) just because their names have bin or binti,” it said.

Commissioner Madeline Berma noted the problem is usually human error on the part of JPN.

“It’s a straightforward administrative issue,” Berma said at the press conference.

“We’ve spoken with the Minister of Religious Affairs (Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad) and he told us it’s an administrative issue,” she added.

Suhakam said the complaints again underscored the need for clear laws to address interfaith matters particularly around conversion.

It also called for clear guidelines from the Education Ministry to prevent minority children from being forced to attend religious classes.

Rights groups alleged previous Barisan Nasional administrations lacked the political will to solve the matter for fear of upsetting its Malay-Muslim powerbase.

In 2017, the BN administration withdrew a landmark Bill from Parliament that would have prohibited the religious conversion of children to Islam with the consent of just one parent following protest from conservative Muslims.

Malay Mail

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SUHAKAM dedah kekejaman dalam sel, CCTV tak berfungsi

PETALING JAYA: Insiden polis mengikat dan memukul seorang tahanan yang juga pesakit mental dan CCTV tidak berfungsi, semestinya mengundang persoalan dari sudut integriti – antara isu yang cuba ditangani Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (SUHAKAM) dalam laporannya hari ini.

Menerusi dapatannya berhubung beberapa isu membabitkan insiden di lokap polis dan pusat tahanan, SUHAKAM mengetengahkan kes kematian seorang lelaki berusia 30 tahun dalam tahanan di lokap balai polis Bentong pada 2020.

SUHAKAM berkata, mangsa, G Jestus Kevin ditahan pada 2 April kerana disyaki mencuri dan ditemui mati pada 5 Apr.

Menurut laporan, kematian itu disebabkan oleh meningoencephalitis (keradangan otak) dengan beberapa kesan kecederaan akibat objek tumpul.

Katanya, laporan perubatan menunjukkan mangsa mengalami banyak kecederaan termasuk patah tulang rusuk.

“Seorang tahanan telah memberi keterangan bahawa si mati diikat dengan selimut dan dipukul oleh tahanan lain dan seorang polis.

“Ia turut disahkan melalui rakaman CCTV di lokap terbabit,” kata Pesuruhjaya SUHAKAM Jerald Joseph dalam sidang media maya.

Laporan itu menyebut, mangsa tidak stabil secara mental dan didapati membuat bising, bercakap sendirian, memanjat tembok dan cuba membunuh diri.

“SUHAKAM berpendapat bahawa si mati seharusnya dihantar ke hospital untuk mendapatkan rawatan. Sebaliknya, si mati terus ditahan dan menjadi mangsa kecederaan yang disebabkan oleh tahanan lain di lokap. ”

Katanya, penemuan itu mengesyorkan tindakan tegas yang bersesuaian dengan undang-undang terhadap semua yang terlibat mencederakan mangsa.

Isu CCTV yang sering rosak dan tidak berfungsi di balai polis sering ditimbulkan, terutama selepas kejadian seorang gadis berusia 16 tahun yang diperkosa oleh seorang tahanan lelaki ketika ditahan di lokap balai polis Miri .

Joseph berkata, ini bukan kes terpencil. “Ada banyak balai polis lain yang tidak memiliki CCTV yang berfungsi.”

Katanya, CCTV juga penting bagi polis untuk mempertahankan diri daripada sebarang tuduhan. “Dengan CCTV, polis dapat menjaga integriti mereka.”

Penemuan ini turut menyentuh mengenai isu penyakit berjangkit di penjara dan pusat tahanan.

“SUHAKAM mendapati kebanyakan pusat tahanan di Malaysia, terutama penjara dan depot imigresen mempunyai kes penyakit kulit berjangkit, seperti kudis dan Hepatitis C dalam kalangan tahanan,” katanya.

Beliau percaya ini disebabkan oleh masalah kesesakan di pusat tersebut dan telah mengesyorkan “dekriminalisasi” terhadap penggunaan dadah dapat menyelesaikan masalah tersebut.

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Suhakam: Cop bribed detainees with cigarettes to beat up man who died in Bentong police station

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — The National Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) said today G. Jestus Kevin had been assaulted by other detainees before he died at the Bentong district police headquarters in Pahang last year, a case that prompted public uproar.

The 30-year-old man died of multiple blunt force trauma, cardiomyopathy and liver steatosis, according to forensic results that point to injuries sustained by the assault.

The commission’s investigation found the detainees had likely acted on police encouragement. Kevin was said to have suffered from mental illnesses and had been delirious while in detention, which prompted an officer to order other detainees to “calm him down.”

Suhakam said eyewitnesses reported Kevin being tied by a blanket and then beaten up by several other detainees, some of whom had been bribed with cigarettes.

Closed-circuit television footage confirmed their account of the incident, the commission noted.

“The forensic results found the deceased had died of ‘meningoencephalitis with multiple blunt force trauma’ and ‘cardiomyopathy and liver steatosis’,” Suhakam said in a written briefing made available to the press.

“Suhakam through statements provided by the forensic doctors can confirm that the deceased had sustained many injuries, including broken ribs,” it added.

Kevin was arrested and detained on suspicion of theft on April 2. He was found dead three days after.

Suhakam said there was clear negligence on the part of the police who failed to provide help to a detainee who suffered from mental health conditions.

“This is because for the entire duration he was in lockup, he was said to have made noises, talked to himself, climbed the walls, jumped and even attempted to commit suicide,” the commission noted.

“Suhakam is of the opinion that the deceased should have been sent to the hospital to get treatment from a medical officer based on his actions and the unstable mental state he was in,” it added.

“Instead, he was immediately detained and eventually became the victim of violence by other detainees.”

The commission has called for swift justice and stern action against Kevin’s assailants while urging the government to remedy the longstanding problems around police professionalism and logistical inadequacy.

“We have identified the detainees and police officers believed to have assaulted the deceased while in custody,” it said.

“Therefore, stern action in accordance with the law must be exacted on all of those involved.”  

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JOB

(CLOSED) Job Vacancy for DRIVER GRADE H 11

Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia (SUHAKAM) yang ditubuhkan oleh Parlimen di bawah Akta Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia 1999 merupakan sebuah institusi kebangsaan hak asasi manusia yang dipertanggungjawab untuk memupuk kesedaran dan mempertahankan hak asasi manusia. SUHAKAM ingin mempelawa warganegara Malaysia yang berinovatif, berdedikasi dan berkelayakan untuk mengisi jawatan-jawatan berikut:

Jawatan : PEMANDU KENDERAAN GRED H11 (BAHAGIAN KHIDMAT KORPORAT)

Tanggagaji : RM1,218.00 dan elaun tambahan sebanyak RM745.00 sebulan

Taraf Jawatan : Tetap (Tidak Berpencen)

Bertempat di : Kuala Lumpur (Ibu Pejabat)

Kelayakan :

  1. Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia/Penilaian Menegah Rendah yang diiktiraf setaraf dengannya oleh Suruhanjaya;
  2. Mempunyai lesen memandu Kelas D/E/E1/E2/F/G/H/I yang dikeluarkan oleh Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan;
  3. Memiliki Kepujian (sekurang-kurangnya Gred C) dalam Subjek Bahasa Melayu pada peringkat Pentaksiran Tingkatan Tiga/Penilaian Menengah Rendah atau kelulusan yang diiktiraf dengannya oleh Kerajaan atau Suruhanjaya;
  4. Berkebolehan memandu, mengendali dan menyenggara kenderaan berkenaan yang diliputi oleh skim perkhidmatan ini.
  5. Berumur tidak kurang daripada 18 tahun pada tarikh tutup iklanjawatan; dan
  6. Mahir bertutur dalam Bahasa Malaysia dan Bahasa Inggeris;
  7. Mampu bekerja dalam pasukan dengan pemantauan yang minimum.

Kekosongan Jawatan : 1 kekosongan

Tanggungjawab :

Pemandu Kenderaan akan bertanggungjawab, antara lain seperti berikut:

Bertanggungjawab untuk memandu kenderaan pejabat atas tugas-tugas rasmi, menjaga dan menyelenggara kenderaan, memastikan keselamatan kenderaan dan alat-alat kelengkapannya serta menyelenggara rekod buku log.

Cara Memohon:

Calon-calon yang berminat adalah diminta untuk mengemukakan surat permohonan yang lengkap seperti maklumat diri beserta salinan sijil-sijil akademik dan salinan Kad Pengenalan yang telah disahkan, surat rujukan majikan serta sekeping gambar berukuran pasport (tidak dikembalikan) sebelum atau pada 5 Februari 2021 (Jumaat) kepada:

Setiausaha
Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia
Tingkat 11, Menara TH Perdana,
1001 Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Laman Web: www.suhakam.org.my
(U.P.: Unit Pengurusan Sumber Manusia)

Sila nyatakan jawatan yang dipohon di sebelah penjuru kiri sampul surat. Hanya calon yang disenarai pendek akan dipanggil untuk sesi temuduga.