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24 Mar 2015

Author:
Ashwin Kumar, Sun Daily (Malaysia)

Government invited NGO input in Natl. Action Plan process

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"Government prepared to engage with NGOs", 24 Mar 2015

The government is prepared to actively engage with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as partners to solve problems faced by the people. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan said such a collaboration would signal a paradigm shift in the relationship between the government and civil society groups in protecting human rights. "We want the NGOs to be passionate when it comes to human rights, especially those areas that requires providing help for people who are weak and exploited," Low told reporters today...[The strategic framework announced today]  is based on the UN's guiding principles to empower government agencies and business entities in addressing issues of human rights in their daily business activities as well as to identify gaps in existing laws.