PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Najib Razak today launched the much anticipated National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP) that aims to stregthen and guarantee more human rights in Malaysia.
“The NHRAP would help to strengthen human rights in the country,” he said.
The NHRAP came in line with the agenda and vision of the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) initiative.
“I am proud to say, it is a comprehensive plan that has taken into account the aspirations of the people,” he said while launching the plan at the Perdana Putra building.
Najib added that the National Human Right Action Plan was developed in accordance with international standards, based on the United Nations guidelines.
The plan includes the following human rights:
– Complete abolition of the Internal Security Act 1960 and the amendment of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012.
– The abolition of the mandatory death sentence for convicted drug traffickers under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
– The right to basic needs, education and cultural practices.
– The rights of vulnerable people which focused on five groups, namely women, children, the disabled, senior citizens and refugees.
“For example, the government introduced the Sexual Offences against Children Act 2017, which led to the establishment of the first Court on Sexual Crimes against Children, not only in Malaysia but also in Southeast Asia,” he said.
-The rights of Orang Asli and the natives of Sabah and Sarawak.
The international obligation listed Malaysia’s commitment in the international instruments related to human rights.
To kick off this plan effectively, Najib announced, Malaysia will create a smartphone application that helps to obtain feedback from the people on its implementation.
“This facility will encourage more effective public participation in the implementation of the NHRAP, Najib said
– Malaysia World News