Mission

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The mission of the Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy is to commemorate the life of the late Mr Teoh Beng Hock, who died on July 16, 2009, being a victim of political persecution and custodial torture by the State. The Trust is established to make the legacy of Mr Teoh Beng Hock an invaluable asset to Malaysian society by working towards a democratic nation free from political persecution, torture and human rights violations.

 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

1.1 to recognize and defend the democratic rights of individuals/groups as enshrined under the Federal Constitution without fear of political persecution, torture or death in custody;

1.2 to recognize, uphold and defend the human rights of individuals/groups in the custody of any and all State authorities as prescribed by international conventions.

 

PURPOSE

To fulfill its mission and uphold its principles, the Trust shall:-

2.1 educate the public about the tragic death of the late Mr Teoh Beng Hock in the context of political persecution, torture and deaths in custody;2.2 advocate for legal, policy and institutional reforms to eliminate political persecution, torture and deaths in custody;

2.3 advocate full and frank disclosure of all facts and undertake fact-finding relating to incidents of political persecution, torture and deaths in custody;

2.4 provide legal, social, counselling and other support, wherever possible, for the victims and the family of victims of political persecution, torture and deaths in custody;

2.5 advocate for a truth and reconciliation process for all cases of political persecution, torture and deaths in custody;

2.6 facilitate and assist the family of victims of political persecution, torture and deaths in custody in seeking redresses from the State