Anger against Malaysia grows December 8, 2006Posted by elizabethwong in International, Malaysia, Politics.
(From UB Post, 7 Dec) THE Mongolian National Center Against Violence held a joint meeting with other human rights, women’s rights, and children’s rights organizations in the country on December 6 at the conference hall of National IT Park to call for action in protest against the murder of a Mongolian woman in Malaysia.
“We Demand Justice” was the unanimous demand at the gathering. The meeting began with the assembly standing for a minute in silence in memory of the victim, Sh.Altantuya, 28, a mother of two. A short documentary film about her life was then shown.
The alliance of human rights organizations and women’s non-profit organizations urged the Government of Malaysia to apologize to the people of Mongolia for the murder, to pay for the support of the victim’s children until they reached majority, including their medical expenses.
“I hope that the Government of Malaysia apologizes. We also demand a fair trial and that full justice is seen to be done,” said Sh.Altanzul, a sister of Altantuya.
J.Altantsetseg, director of National Center Against Violence, explained that they were demanding an apology from the Government of Malaysia as police officers, who by definition were part of a State’s legal enforcement machinery, were found to be involved.
“The final hearing of the trial will be next week. The reputation of the Malaysian judicial system itself is on trial at the international level. The people of Mongolia, especially its national network of human rights organization, are watching carefully how this case proceeds. We hope some human rights organizations in Malaysia would support us in this respect and put pressure on their government,” she said.
The Government of Mongolia has to protect its citizens abroad, and this does not mean merely sending formal letters, according to many of the speakers. The gathering has sent two letters of demand, one to the President of Mongolia, its government, and parliament, and the other to the King of Malaysia, its government, and parliament.