HRW says Malaysia failing to respect human rights

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Kuala Lumpur, Jan.22 (ANI): The Malaysian government has turned its back on promises to protect people's rights, said Human Rights Watch.

In its report released yesterday, it said, when Najib Tun Razak took over as Prime Minister in April 2009, he promised to respect the fundamental rights of the people but his government has failed to undertake the systematic reforms needed to fulfil that pledge.

According to The Star, it said the government harassed the Opposition, improperly restricted the right to peaceful expression, association, and assembly and mistreated migrants.

When it comes to human rights, Malaysia is more about rhetoric than reality, it said.

The 612-page World Report 2010 reviewed human rights practices around the world over the last year. (ANI)

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