SUHAKAM celebration planned for Dec 8 postponed on security risks

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KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 7): The human rights day celebration planned by the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) has been postponed to a later date due to security risks. 

In a statement this afternoon, SUHAKAM chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail said it had been informed by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) and the Prime Ministers’ office that there will be serious security risks arising out of tomorrow's events that borders on national security. 

However, he said no details had been divulged to it. 

“SUHAKAM is disappointed that a government that is committed to human rights would seem to be influenced by tactics of pressure and extremism that has resulted in the need to postpone the celebration that was planned a few months ago. 

“We apologise profusely to the public, our guests, the participants and volunteers to our celebration,” Razali said.

SUHAKAM will hold a press conference today at 4.00pm at its office.