Malaysia: Human rights commissioner banned from entering Sarawak state
June 21, 2011, 5:02 pm
The Advocates Association of Sarawak is concerned over the existing entry ban imposed on Suhakam commissioner Jannie Lasimbang, said its president Khairil Azmi Mohamad Hasbie.
“The association is made to understand the ban was imposed following her entry into Sarawak on a Penan fact-finding mission from 1994-1995,” he said, noting that it was done before her appointment as a commissioner.
“However, in light of her recent appointment as a Suhakam commissioner, the association calls on the state government to lift the entry ban to enable her to carry out her duties as a Suhakam commissioner,” he said in a statement Monday.