Quote about Sabah crisis attributable to Phil Robertson, Deputy Director, Asia Division, Human Rights Watch


 

“The situation on the ground in the conflict zone in Sabah is still quite murky and the government of Malaysia should provide clear and accurate information on what has occurred.  At this point, it’s critical that the Malaysian authorities ensure the protection of all civilians in the area, and allow humanitarian access for the provision of emergency assistance to those affected by the violence.  We’re concerned about the Malaysian government’s use of the Security Offenses Special Measures Act (SOSMA) to detain reportedly more than 50 individuals, and call on the government to either charge them with a recognizable criminal offense or release them.  All parties to the conflict should heed the call of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to ‘act in full respect of international human rights norms and standards’.”

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One comment on “Quote about Sabah crisis attributable to Phil Robertson, Deputy Director, Asia Division, Human Rights Watch

  1. aaron a. legaspi says:

    UN’s Banki Moon cease fire order is not being followed by Malaysia only. Banki Moon should order UN troops presence asap. Otherwise, his orders are mere hot air or pro-forma.

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