EU awards RM2.31 million grant to SUHAKAM to support human rights principles

The European Union Delegation in Malaysia and the SUHAKAM (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) has signed a contract to implement human rights principles. Photo: European Union in Malaysia

The European Union Delegation in Malaysia reports to have signed a contract initiating a three-year project under the “Widening Democratic Space, Strengthening the Rule of Law, and Promoting Respect for Protecting Human Rights in Malaysia” call.

The contract under the catchy name was signed in collaboration with the Human Rights Commission in Malaysia (SUHAKAM).

The project’s three main purposes are the conduct of relevant research to advance human rights, awareness raising, community promotion on human rights principles, and capacity-building of human rights proponents. It targets a diverse range of beneficiaries including government agencies, legal practitioners, civil society organizations, grass root communities, and SUHAKAM’s workforce.

The project is scheduled to kick off on 1 January 2023 with an estimated grant of Euro 500,000.00 (RM 2.31 million) and will be carried out at various locations throughout Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.

It is the third time SUHAKAM and EU are embarking on a joint initiative.



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One Comment on “EU awards RM2.31 million grant to SUHAKAM to support human rights principles”

  1. Suhakam has not represented the Minorities in Malaysia against racism, discrimination, double standard policies, religious persecution and injustice by law towards the non Muslims in this nation.
    Malaysians does not recognize Suhakam as it’s a defunct organisation which is pro government.

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