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Graphic: SUHAKAM staff member recording a statement of a person immigration detention

Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Full Member since 2002.

Level 11, Menara TH Perdana, Jalan Sultan Ismail
Kuala Lumpur
P: +603 2612 5600 F: +603 2612 5620 W: www.suhakam.org.my


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APF membership

2002 (7th Annual Meeting)


The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) was established by Parliament under the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act 1999.

The Act was gazetted on 9 September 1999 and the inaugural meeting of SUHAKAM was held on 24 April 2000.

Role and functions

SUHAKAM's mandate includes the responsibility to:

  • Promote awareness of and provide education in relation to human rights
  • Advise and assist the Government in formulating legislation and administrative directives and procedures and recommend the necessary measures to be taken
  • Make recommendations to the Government regarding the subscription or accession of treaties and other international instruments in the field of human rights
  • Inquire into complaints regarding infringement of human rights.

SUHAKAM has established specific working groups have been established to focus on human rights education and promotion; law reform and international treaties; economic, social and cultural rights; and complaints and inquiries.


Tan Sri Razali Ismail


Professor Dato' Dr. Aishah Bidin

Mr Francis Johen

Dato' Mah Weng Kwai

Datuk Godfrey Gregory Joitol

Dr Nik Salida Suhaila

Mr Jerald Joseph

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