Malaysia to develop Natl. Action Plan on business & human rights

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25 March 2015

Announcement follows development of strategic framework by Malaysia Human Rights Commission

Author: Rakyat Post (Malaysia)

"National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights to be drafted", 24 Mar 2015

The government today welcomed the Strategic Framework for a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights drawn up by the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam).The strategic framework was prepared by Suhakam after round-table consultations with business groups, civil society and government agencies through focus groups and a workshop,,,

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Article
24 March 2015

Government invited NGO input in Natl. Action Plan process

Author: Ashwin Kumar, Sun Daily (Malaysia)

"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.

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Report
1 March 2015

Strategic Framework for a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights for Malaysia

Author: Human Rights Commission of Malaysia

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