Malaysia said that it would be reviewing the report about the blacklisting of the right on woman and children. The country would be reviewing the comprehensive report so that it could ascertain the progress before it stepped forward in addressing the criticism that was brought against it. Malaysia has been criticized in the recent reviews of the United Nations that it has been backsliding the rights of women and children.
The Foreign Minister of Malaysia Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said that report would only be made ready by the end of the year. It was because the Universal Periodic Review process had taken a few months ago in the month of November last year.
The Foreign Minister also said that Wisma Putra was the lead agency in the process of Universal Periodic Review but the actual execution of the recommendations however fell under different agencies. Therefore the country was trying to come up with it own national reports.
He also said that by the end of the year he hoped that the government would be able to represent how the structure of the country looked like at present. It would also show the status of the country. The minister said this to the media after launching the UN Population Fund’s State of World Population 2019 report.
In his speech earlier the Foreign Minister also said that Malaysia was hoping to work closely along with the international civil society that was part of the stakeholders in the human rights. During the UPR the delegates of Malaysia had pledged of a yearly meeting along with the civil society in order to review the track record. Previously he had also pointed out that the progress of Malaysia in Women’s and Children’s rights would also be monitored through series of report that would also be submitted to the United Nations.