NAP Development Process
The Malaysian Government committed to developing a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights on 24 March 2015, after welcoming the Strategic Framework for a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights produced by SUHAKAM, the National Human Rights Commission of Malaysia. The Strategic Framework articulates a set of policy objectives and related recommendations, based on the UN Guiding Principles, for the Government’s consideration in developing its NAP on Business and Human Rights.
On 24 June 2019 the Minister of Laws, YB Liew, formally announced a cabinet decision to launch a process to develop a business and human rights NAP.
News flash! In #malaysia where Minister of Laws YB Liew formally announces cabinet decision 2 launch of NAP process on #BizHumanRights! The work begins… @WGBizHRs @liviosarandrea @BizHRAsia @hkaur0304 @edmundbon @ProfSuryaDeva pic.twitter.com/NffCXThp7B
— Sean C. Lees (@seanclees) June 24, 2019
SUHAKAM has held a series of discussions and engagementswith several multinational companies such as PETRONAS, Felda Global Venture and Digi Telecommunications, various government agencies, regulatory authorities and NGOs with the aim, among others, of obtaining their views and feedback on the 2015 plan to develop a NAP on Business and Human Rights in Malaysia.
National Baseline Assessment (NBA)
On 27 July 2022, the Collective of Applied Law of Legal Realism (CALR), the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) and the Legal Affairs Division of the Prime Minister’s Department (BHEUU) hosted the first consultation on business and human rights, focusing on migrants, irregular migrants, refugees and asylum seekers as part of the NBA process. The consultation involved representatives from CSOs, NGOs and grassroots and community-based organisations.