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Malaysia's Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), 2019-2021; Co-Founder & Adviser, @lawyers4liberty
17 Apr
This is unconscionable. Nothing to be proud of. Blocking desperate refugees from landing after months/ weeks at sea can cause death. The world has seen this repeatedly.

RMAF foils bid by 200 Rohingya in boat to enter Malaysia thesundaily.my/local/rmaf-foi…
We have seen this in 2015, boats full of refugees being pushed around from Thailand to Msia to Indonesia causing untold deaths & misery. Eventually, Msia agreed to suspend the policy of pushing refugee boats back to sea & granted them temporary asylum.
Such push-back of refugee boats are illegal under international law. It violates the principle of ‘non-refoulement’ & puts lives at risk.
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7 May 18
Don't let BN & the EC steal #GE14 - every vote counts. They are doing the best they can to discourage voting, and so the only appropriate response is to come out early & vote in droves.
In case you missed the dirty tricks that the incumbent government has utilised, here are the most important points, and why they matter:
1. Gerrymandering and Malapportionment by the Election Commission

This GE is gerrymandering & malapportionment on steroids. Despite the 13th Schedule of FC to ensure that the number of voters in constituencies are “approximately equal”, they have done the opposite blatantly.
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