Saying this today, Yusmadi Yusoff (PKR-Balik Pulau) recounted human rights violations in its own backyard and by the very government that purports to advocate protection of human rights elsewhere in the world.
"We rubbished the recommendations of our own Human Rights Commission (Suhakam)... We have leaders making allegations of communist threats. and new imperialist waves, from a former premier and ex-top cop, no less.
"Are we just sitting pretty as members on the (UN) council but failing to implement human rights in our own country?" asked the MP during question time in the House this morning.
Yusmadi had earlier asked what the government was planning to do to further human rights in Malaysia in view of its appointment to the HRC.