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JOAS: Invitation to Press Conference: Malaysia's response to indigenous peoples at the UN

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Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS) would like to invite you to our press conference in response to the government’s rejection of Orang Asal rights at the second cycle of Universal Periodical Review (UPR) in Geneva.

Date:  19 March 2014 

Kuala Lumpur
Place:  Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, 1 Jalan Maharajalela, Kampung Attap
Time :  11.00 am

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Place: Sabah Oriental Hotel, Lorong Kemajuan.  Tel: 088 258 998
Time: 2.00 – 3.00 pm

Miri, Sarawak
Place: Park Hotel Miri, Jalan Raja, P.O.Box 241, 98007 Miri, Sarawak
Tel : 414666 Fax : 414484
Time: 2.00 – 3.00 pm

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States and allows each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations. Malaysia was under review last year.

Nine countries have commented on the status of our treatment and recognition of Orang Asal rights and made several recommendations.

We are appalled to learn that Malaysia has rejected most of these recommendations, including core recommendations related to the SUHAKAM National Inquiry into the Land Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

In this regard, all three regional offices of JOAS or the Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia will hold a press conference on Wednesday as detailed above.

Regards, Shirley Maurice

JOAS Secretariat
JARINGAN ORANG ASAL SEMALAYSIA
Block M, Lot 5, 1st Floor,
Donggongon Town, 89500
Penampang, Sabah, MALAYSIA
Tel/Fax: 60 88 726413

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