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PRESS RELEASE : HUMAN RIGHTS DAY MONDAY, 10 DECEMBER 2018

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

MONDAY, 10 DECEMBER 2018

 

Human Rights Day is observed annually on 10 December. It commemorates the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) 1948.

 

As a member of the United Nations, Malaysia subscribes to the philosophy, concepts and norms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) of 1948 which sets out the minimum and common standard of human rights for all peoples in all nations.

 

To this end, it is important to ensure that human rights concerns are addressed through constructive engagement with all stakeholders based on the fundamental principles of the Federal Constitution.  Hence, the Malaysian Government attaches great importance on the role of its civil societies and the National Human Rights Institution. Malaysia has also developed collaborative efforts with them to address and develop policy responses to issues related to human rights in the country.

 

The reform measures being introduced by the Government on human rights is in tandem with Malaysia Baharu.  Focus on human rights will be firmly espoused at home and in our international engagement.

 

To further strengthen the principles and practices of human rights’ values and norms in the country, Malaysia believes that mutual respect and understanding are important values towards creating a peaceful environment needed to foster goodwill among the diverse ethnic groups of different faiths and cultures in the country.

 

To that end, Malaysia will continue to play a proactive role and champion the promotion of tolerance, acceptance and better understanding in bridging differences and resolving disputes, as we continue to uphold the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in the pursuit of global justice, peace and prosperity.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

10 December 2018