Pillar 2

A More Integrated Approach and Assistance for Women Experiencing Domestic Violence

Oleh

Badlishah Sham Baharin

Oleh

GBM/IKRAM

Kod Dasar:

2c Women

1. Empower and expand the services of the one-stop-crisis-centre (OSCC) model available currently in the hospital and extend the services to local health clinic (klinik kesihatan) that is widely available nationwide so women do not have to travel far to get help. Many women are helpless especially housewives.
2. Increase the number of officers at Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat (JKM) to handle the cases.
3. Increase the number of shelter homes nationwide.
4. Campaign to stop domestic violence in society, workplace, school, neighbourhood, religious worship places etc.

Abolish Oppressive Laws

Oleh

CSO ROL Cluster

Oleh

SUARAM

Kod Dasar:

2b Human Rights

1) Repeal all Detention Without Trial Notions/Law
2) Enact Alternative Security Laws/Measurements
3) Compliance with International Human Rights Standards

Abolish the Death Penalty

Oleh

CSO ROL Cluster

Oleh

Amnesty International Malaysia

Kod Dasar:

2b Human Rights

1) Repeal current laws with mandatory death by hanging
2) To push for total abolition of the death penalty

Addressing the issues of Bajau Laut Community access to citizenship

Oleh

Maalini Ramalo

Oleh

DHRRA Malaysia

Kod Dasar:

2g1 Sabah

Ensure the comprehensive application of existing safeguards provided by the Federal Constitution to ensure that every child born in Malaysia, who will otherwise be stateless, is granted Malaysian nationality, regardless of the gender, ethnicity, documentation or immigration status of the parents

Amend the Domestic Violence Act

Oleh

Rusni Tajari

Oleh

Women's Aid Organisation (WAO)

Kod Dasar:

2c Women

To amend Section 2 of the Domestic Violence Act (DVA) to include non-married intimate partners, in line with the best practices from other jurisdictions.

Amend/Abolish Suppressive Laws to Empower Freedom of Expression

Oleh

Lew Guan Xi

Oleh

Individual

Kod Dasar:

2a Freedom of Expression

Anti-fake news law and Sedition Act 1948 should be abolished to stop suppressing freedom of expression. Amendments should be made on Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984, Official Secrets Act 1972, and Communication and Multimedia Act 1998 by adding in clearer guideline on what are allowed and what are prohibited. For example, in Communication and Multimedia Act 1998, which words and phrases can be considered as offensive should be added in to be more specific and less arbitrary. The Malaysian Media Council should also be formed to allow self-regulation of the media to empower press freedom and social responsibility. I hereby urge all media practitioners to stand up and start publishing content related to what is stated above to raise public awareness and push the government to apply changes to current policies.

Amendment of section 30(3)(a) of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act

Oleh

Ng Yap Hwa

Oleh

Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy

Kod Dasar:

2b Human Rights

Amend section 30(3)(a) of Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission Act to limit unregulated interrogation time that led to the tragedy of Teoh Beng Hock. Government has the duty to ensure that MACC Act is human rights-compliant. There must be a political will from all political parties to amend section 30(3)(a) by simply amending the words “from day to day” to “from day to day and restrict to 10:00am-4:00pm”.

Anti-Trafficking In Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants and Modern Slavery Act 2020

Oleh

Firdaus Husni

Oleh

Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights

Kod Dasar:

2f2 Migrant

1. Criminalizing forced labor/ modern slavery independent of anti-trafficking
2. Ensuring Malaysian laws accommodate modern forms of exploitation
- Elements such as psychological coercion, deception, fraud and abuse of vulnerabilities
et cetera
3. Increasing sanctions for forced labor, modern slavery, human trafficking, smuggling of
migrants et cetera
4. Holding corporations/ supply chains accountable practices that support human
trafficking and modern slavery.

Arts as Priority in the National Agenda

Oleh

June Tan

Oleh

ReformARTsi

Kod Dasar:

2a Freedom of Expression

We demand that arts be placed as a priority in the national agenda and is recognised as an important element of national development, and not merely utilised as an economic tool (tourism, real-estate, retail and others) This would entail:

• Developing a contemporary Arts and Cultural policy and roadmap based on inclusive, diverse consultation with a broad range of stakeholders including but not limited from the arts, civil societies, education, and others; and the accountable implementation of the policy via effective programmes and incentives.

• Funding support for both public and private institutions involved in the development of the arts and culture (including community projects)

• Funding support and mechanism to provide for the social security of freelance artists; and the need for the national registry of artists.

• Allocation of resources (funding, training) to expand arts education in the national education system (from primary to tertiary)

• Recognition of the rights of artists and the protection of their freedom of expression.

Asylum Access

Oleh

CSO ROL Cluster

Oleh

Asylum Access

Kod Dasar:

2f3 Refugees and undocumented

1) Legislative/administrative framework for the protection of Refugees and Asylum Seekers for legal status to prevent arrest and detention.

2) Legal status, to enable work rights to be formally employed.

3) Refugee children to be able to join the National Education System and Religious schools.

4) Affordable access to healthcare and withdrawal of Directive 10 which makes it obligatory for Health Care staff in Government Health Care Institutions to report to immigration enforcement, any undocumented Refugees who sought treatment at the hospital.

Barriers to Healthcare at affordable rates to non-citizen children with either parent Malaysian

Oleh

CSO Platform For Reform – Child Cluster

Oleh

Child Rights Coalition Malaysia (CRCM)

Kod Dasar:

2e Child

1. Allow all children (up to the age of 18) with either parent Malaysian to access public
healthcare with the same rate as Malaysians, upon provision of the Malaysian parent’s IC.
This includes children born overseas to Malaysians who may not hold a Malaysian Birth
Certificate.
2. Provide healthcare services for undocumented or stateless children.
3. Grant vaccinations and immunisation programmes free-of-charge to non-citizen children,
and maternal care for the mother.
4. Include non-citizen children in the national school system in the regular school health,
dental check-ups, and other initiatives of the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Barriers to enrolment in National Schools for Non-citizen children of Malaysians

Oleh

CSO Platform For Reform – Child Cluster

Oleh

Child Rights Coalition Malaysia (CRCM)

Kod Dasar:

2e Child

1. Amend provisions under the Education Act 1996 that limit public schools to citizens to allow
all children in Malaysia equal access to basic education regardless of citizenship status. This
is to include stateless children.
2. Remove the two year limit on filing documentation or citizenship with the National
Registration Department.
3. Extend services such as the Textbook Loan Scheme, Supplementary Food Programme and
health programmes to all students regardless of citizenship status.
4. Establish and uphold a standard operating procedure for student enrolment in every school
district across Malaysia.