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November 2016

United Nations Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law

November 21, 2016 - November 22, 2016
Palais des Nations, Room XX

Introduction In resolution 28/14, adopted on 26 March 2015, the Human Rights Council decided to establish a forum on human rights, democracy and rule of law.  The purpose of the Forum is “to provide a platform for promoting dialogue and cooperation on issues pertaining to the relationship between these areas” and to “identify and analyze best practices, challenges and opportunities for States in their efforts to secure respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law”. Theme of the 2016…

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9th Session – Forum on Minority Issues “Minorities in situations of humanitarian crises”

November 24, 2016 - January 25, 2017
Palais des Nations, Room XX

9th Session - Forum on Minority Issues “Minorities in situations of humanitarian crises” 24-25 November 2016 Palais des Nations, Geneva We are delighted to inform you that the ninth session of the Forum on Minority Issues will focus on “Minorities in situations of humanitarian crises”.   The Forum will consider practical and concrete measures to address the specific human rights challenges experienced by persons belonging to minorities when they are affected by humanitarian crises, whether due to conflict or as…

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May 2017

In Conversation with Edmund Bon

May 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

GLOBAL BERSIH GENEVA held an exceptional event in Nyon last Sunday, 7th May, hosting as guest of honour Edmund Bon, a Malaysian lawyer highly experienced in the defence of human rights. In attendance were about 20 persons. Bala Chelliah, the President of Global Bersih, chaired the meeting where Mr. Bon recounted briefly how the Malaysian government came to appoint him as the current Malaysian representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Human Rights Commission, which was founded in 2009. Mr. Bon fielded…

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‘The Borneo Case: Cities Meet Erik Pauser

May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Global Bersih met with Erik Pauser, producer of the documentary film 'The Borneo Case'. This documentary looks into the situation in Sabah and Sarawak, one of the biggest and resource-rich states in Malaysia and yet it is one of the poorest.  Global Bersih attended a screening of the documentary film during an International Film Festival  and is working with Erik to bring this story to Malaysians at home and abroad. To find out more, drop an email to contact@globalbersih.org.

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Human Rights Council Meeting, the 35th Session (UN)

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Global Bersih was invited by the U.S. Department of State and the Deputy Permanent Representative to the Human Rights' Council, to participate in a discussion regarding priorities for the 35th session of the Human Rights Council on Friday, May 26, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Harry S. Truman Building’s  Room 1105.   The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor’s Deputy Assistant Secretary Scott Busby and the International Organizations Affairs Bureau’s Deputy Assistant Secretary Erin Barclay will host…

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(US & Canada) City Coordinators’ Meet: Preparing for GE-14

May 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

With the General Elections around the corner, Global Bersih is preparing to welcome the elections with great anticipation! The City Coordinators in the Canada and the USA are meeting to discuss next steps, mobilise resources and spread awareness. We also have a surprise guest who will be joining the meeting and bringing updates from home-sweet-home Malaysia! (You'll want to be there, I'm sure) If you would like to join this meeting, do drop an email to this address: contact@globalbersih.org

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June 2017

Meeting with Amnesty International

June 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

President Bala Chelliah will be meeting with a director in regards to a film screening scheduled for Malaysia Day.

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Briefing/ Consultation on Malaysia’s Commitment to UNCAC

June 30 @ 10:00 am

Malaysia is a signatory to the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC). Each country is reviewed once every 5 years, and it is now Malaysia's turn. Reviewers from Timor Leste & Swaziland have been balloted to audit and  appraise our track record for two chapters (preventive measures and asset recovery) under the UNCAC on 4 July 2017, taking place very soon. Given how corruption has taken centre stage in our country while crippling our democratic institutions, it is imperative for  a…

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July 2017

PACABA Training (KL)

July 1 @ 12:00 am

PACABA= Polling Agent + Counting Agent + Barung Agent PACA officers are usually selected as a representative of a candidate standing for elections. For more information, read here.

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September 2017

Malaysia Day Film Screening

September 16

Malaysia Day is held on 16 September every year to commemorate the establishment of the Malaysian federation on the same date in 1963. It marked the historic union of Malaya, North Borneo, Singapore and Sarawak as the Malaysia that we know today. While The Borneo Case documentary exposes money laundering and environmental crisis in Sarawak, it is actually a manifestation of the broader nationwide crisis of power abuse, corruption and impunity If you are interested to be a part of the event, do contact us…

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