Ho ho, the United Nations does not approve of our delightful Peaceful Assembly Bill. I wonder why.
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Some important person from the UN is “particularly alarmed” that citizens (and non-citizens, for that matter) who are under 21 years old are not allowed to assemble. But then again, if you are younger than 21, then you are too young. You have no right to voice your opinion, because you are too young to even have an opinion. And if you’re still a student, hah, well then, we don’t trust you enough to let you dabble in politics. Am I right, Barisan?
Dear, dear B to da N.
Ahh, I wish the UN had more authority — some sort of teeth. Raarr raar RAAAARRRR. Bite bite.
Maybe then it could treat Malaysia as the naughty, devious little kid that it is, and spank it. Whip out the leather belt, the rattan cane, the gai mou sou, and let it rip. Don’t stop until it cries buckets and, between loud, air-sucking sobs, defeatedly agree that okay la! okay la! I will stop bullying my citizens! I promise!!
… François Crépeau … noted that under international human rights law, everyone has the right to freedom of assembly and association, without distinction of any kind, including nationality.
I’m not super knowledgeable in this area, but as far as I know, Malaysia is not part of any legally binding international human rights treaty, is it? And fluffy things like the Universal Declaration of Human Rights remain just that — fluffy things that are pretty and awesome to have and to look at, but hardcore badass delinquents don’t care about pretty fluffy things.
UN, Y U NO real power?