Suhakam Human Rights Awards open for nominations

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia is pleased to announce that the deadline for the Human Rights Awards nominations has been extended to 9 November 2011.

The Awards are conferred to individuals or organisations for their outstanding efforts and contributions in the promotion and protection of human rights in the country for the past two or three years, and particularly but not exclusively, between 31 October 2010 and 1 November 2011.

Nominees for the Awards compete in three different categories:

i. The Community Award (Individual) – awarded to an individual with a proven track record in promoting and advancing human rights in the community on a non-profit basis;

ii. The Community Award (Organisation) – awarded to a non-governmental or community based organisation with a proven track record in promoting and advancing human rights in the community; and

iii. The Media Award – awarded to work published in Malaysian magazines or newspapers; or for drama, news or current affairs programme or documentary broadcast on TV or radio.

The winners will be presented with their awards at a luncheon ceremony which will take place on Saturday, 10 December 2011 in Kuala Lumpur. Nomination forms can be obtained from www.suhakam.org.my or kindly contact the Commission Corporate Communications for further information:

Tel: +603-2612 5689/5683 Fax: +603-2612 5673

E-mail: [email protected]

Web: www.suhakam.org.my or www.facebook.com/suhakam or www.twitter.com/suhakam.

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