MahWengKwai & Associates is proud to announce that our consultant, Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai, has been reappointed as a Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) until 2022. Dato’ Mah’s reappointment as Commissioner was announced by the Prime Minister’s Office on 26.6.2019.
Dato’ Mah completed his first term as SUHAKAM Commissioner from 2016 to 2019. During this time, Dato’ Mah’s human rights work included observing public assemblies (eg. Bersih and Anti-ICERD rallies), visiting and inspecting prisons and immigration detention centres, looking into the custodial death of S. Balamurugan and monitoring polling stations during the 2018 General Election. From October 2017 to April 2019, Dato’ Mah also chaired the public inquiries investigating the enforced disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat. The three-member panel unanimously concluded that the perpetrators were members of the Special Branch from the Bukit Aman police headquarters. The inquiry reports boldly state that the enforced disappearances were:
“…carried out by agents of the state, namely, the Special Branch, Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur, within the definition of the first limb of Article 2 of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED)”.
We congratulate and wish Dato’ Mah all the best for his second term as SUHAKAM Commissioner.
For online news reports, please refer to:
- The Star Online, “PMO announces appointment of eight new Suhakam members“, 26 June 2019
- The Sun Daily, “PM’soffice names 2019-2022 Suhakam commissioners“, 26 June 2019
- Bernama.com, “PM’s office names 2019-2022 Suhakam commissioners“, 26 June 2019