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UN Human Rights Chief to visit Malaysia, 4-5 October

GENEVA/BANGKOK (2 October 2019) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet will conduct an official visit to Malaysia between 4 and 5 October, at the invitation of the Government. The visit is the first ever by a UN Human Rights Chief to the country.

During her visit, Bachelet is scheduled to meet Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad and other high-level Government officials as well as the national human rights institution, SUHAKAM, civil society organisations, the National Bar Association and the UN and diplomatic community. The High Commissioner is also due to visit an alternative learning centre for refugees, the Rohingya Integrated School of Excellence, in Kajan, Selangor.

At the end of her visit, High Commissioner Bachelet will hold a press conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on 5 October 2019 at 14:40hs.

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For more information and media requests, please contact:

In Kuala Lumpur for the duration of the visit:

Todd Pitman: +66 6 3216 9080 / todd.pitman@un.org

Ravina Shamdasani: +41 79 201 0115 / rshamdasani@ohchr.org

In Geneva:

Rupert Colville - + 41 22 917 9767 / rcolville@ohchr.org

Marta Hurtado - + 41 22 917 9466 / mhurtado@ohchr.org