08/06/2018

Urgent Action Update: THREATS AGAINST INDIGENOUS RIGHTS DEFENDERS (Malaysia: UA 22.17)


Indigenous human rights defenders face sustained intimidation and threats of physical violence in light of their continuing efforts to protect their land. Incidents of harassment by a private company developing plantation projects have been reported by the community to local police.

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Indigenous human rights defenders face sustained intimidation and threats of physical violence in light of their continuing efforts to protect their land. Incidents of harassment by a private company developing plantation projects have been reported by the community to local police.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Immediately put an end to the harassment, intimidation, and threats faced by the Temiar human rights defenders, and provide them with adequate security and protection.
  • Investigate any complaint of harassment, threats and intimidation filed by the Temiar and bring those responsible to justice in accordance with national and international standards of due process.
  • Protect the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly of Indigenous human rights defenders.
  • Consult with the Temiar, and other Orang Asli, in order to obtain their free, prior and informed consent, before granting licences to companies wishing to exploit natural resources on Orang Asli land.

Contact these two officials by 17 September, 2018:
Kelantan State Government
Haji Zahari Bin Ibrahim

Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Kelantan
The Office of the Kelantan State Secretary
Blok 2, Aras 1, Kota Darulnaim
15503 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
Phone: 609 748 1957 ext. 5127 or 609 7482 140

Fax: 609 744 3164
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Kelantan State Forestry Director

Ambassador Zulhasnan Rafique,
Embassy of Malaysia
3516 International Court, NW,

Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202 572 9700 | Fax: 202 572 9882
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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