HUMAN RIGHTS PARTY MALAYSIA
NO.6, Jalan Abdullah, Off Jalan Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 03-2282 5241 Fax: 03-2282 5245
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Date : 9th June 2010
His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-Moon,
2 United Nations Plaza, By Fax : (212) 326-7037
United Nations Development Programme
Block C, By Fax : 03-20952870
Kompleks Pejabat Damansara By Hand
50490 Kuala Lumpur
Re: HRP appointment to meet UN’s Working Group against Arbitrary Detentions(WGAD) visit to Malaysia
We welcome the United Nations Group against Arbitrary detentions (WGAD) which is finally visiting Malaysian detention centres without trial after our numerous petitions and International campaigns since the years 2008 and 2009 (See Utusan Malaysia 9/6/2010 at page 9).
In fact it was only on Hindraf’s intense campaigns and the continuous unwavering and over whelming support of the Hindraf Makkal Sakthi people power that procured supporters the Hindraf lawyers release from Internal Security Act (ISA) detentions without trial and conviction and that too after 514 days of imprisonment. If not for this Hindraf commitment WGAD would probably on this visit be visiting these three lawyers in Kamunting prison.
We would like to meet this WGAD group during their 12 day working visit in Malaysia to also visit Hindraf lawyers Mr. P. Uthayakumar, Manoharan Malayalam and R. Kengadharan at our aforesaid office address and visit our HRP lock up cum ISA gallery and record their ISA experiences in particular on the false charges of having links with LTTE terrorists merely to justify their said arrest and detention under the ISA.
And in order for us to give our input on the Simpang Renggam detention centre without trial of up to 60% merely suspected criminal ethnic Indians for up to even even six years when they form a mere 8% of the Malaysian population ie 7,500% disproportionately represented.
In the latest instance even three teenagers aged between 15 and 17 have been detained at Simpang Renggam in gross violations of Article 37 of the UN Convention on the rights of the child and Section 42 of the Child Act 201when international laws require especially children to be rehabilated instead of being punished. In fact it is in prisons like Simpang Renggam that children and juveniles and delinquents get exposed to the real word of crime.
Kindly revert to us accordingly.
Secretary General (pro tem)