Malaysia wins seat at UN human rights council for 2022-2024 term
Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob says Malaysia will work closely with UN member states to advance the global human rights agenda, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Hishammuddin steers clear of ‘conflict’ talk with KDN, says UN seat goal on track
The foreign minister says he cannot comment on rumours.
Anti-refugee soundbites from ministry might deal a blow to Wisma Putra’s bid for UN rights council seat
There are concerns about Malaysia's diplomatic image as well as its treatment of refugees as seen in recent events involving foreign workers and migrants.
China lambasts UK for ‘double standards’ over human rights for immigrants
Beijing has stepped up the rhetoric against London since Britain offered millions of Hong Kong citizens in its ex-colony the chance to obtain full British citizenship.
Washington in bid to rejoin UNHRC to go after rights violators
The Biden administration named Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, Congo and Iran as human rights abusers, but its list does not stop there.
UK to challenge China at UN, demanding fact-finding access to Xinjiang
The 'disgraceful' treatment of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, the crisis in Myanmar and the situation in Belarus are also slated to be raised by Britain.
UN elects ‘human rights abusers’ to Human Rights Council
The UNHRC has long drawn criticism for hypocrisy.