PUTRAJAYA: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today named the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) appointees for 2019-2022, with Tan Sri Othman Hashim as chairman.
In a statement, it said the three-year appointment effective April 27, 2019, was made under subsection 5(2) of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act 1999 [Act 597] with the consent of the Yang DiPertuan Agong.
Other than Othman, the commissioners are former Court of Appeal judge Datuk Seri Mohd Hishamudin Md Yunus; economist Medaline Berma; Datuk Godfrey Gregory; Datuk Mah Weng Kwai; Datuk Lok Yim Pheng; Assoc Prof Dr Nik Salida Suhaila Nik Saleh and Jerald S. Joseph.
The PMO said in accordance with subsection 6 (1) of Act 597, the king had also consented to the appointment as Suhakam chairman of Othman, who is a former Foreign Ministry secretary-general.
Suhakam was last chaired by Tan Sri Razali Ismail who resigned on April 16, barely two weeks before expiry of his term on April 27.
On April 25, seven commissioners also completed their three-year term of service and five were reappointed, namely, Lok, Mah, Nik Salida, Godfrey and Jerald.
The last round of appointments was made in July 2016 and backdated to April that year. — Bernama
- Best External Hard Drive Enclosures for Your Home Office in 2019
- David Shepheard named first Vancouver Film Commissioner
- Best USB Wireless Chargers for Your Office in 2019
- Best Replacement Desk Grommets for Your Home Office in 2019
- Best Under Desk Wire Trays for Your Home Office in 2019
- Imran Khan meets Tariq Jameel at PM Office
- Best Under Desk Footrests For Your Office in 2019
- Tom's Hardware CES 2019 Awards: From 7nm Chips to Robot Butlers
- Office 365 vs. Office 2019: Which suite is best for students?
- Self-driving, electric, and connected, the cars of CES 2019 hint at the future