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Court’s Decision on PAA a Great Step Backward for Democracy!

SUARAM expresses disappointment for the decision by the Court of Appeal to depart from the previous decision declaring Section 9(5) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 as unconstitutional. The decision delivered by the Court of Appeal last year in regards

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The call to ban all mass rallies is immature and against Human Rights!

SUARAM strongly disagree with the narrow views espoused by MCA President YB Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai in regards to rallies taking place in Malaysia. SUARAM would like to inform the good minister that rallies are not illegal by default

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The Spectre of ISA: Broken Promises and Freedom Forgone

SUARAM would like to express our concern in regards to the regrettable usage of the Special Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 and other legislation that permits detention without trial in the recent days. Legislation that permits detention without trial is

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Cease Undue Influences and Threats against the Judiciary of Malaysia

SUARAM would like to express our shock and outrage at the influence and decision by the Executive in blocking the appointment and promotion of senior judge, Justice Mohd Hishamudin Mohd Yunus due to his decisions against the government. It took

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[GHAH] Peguam Negara Harus Gugurkan Semua Pertuduhan di Bawah Akta Hasutan 1948

KENYATAAN MEDIA 18 September 2015 Untuk hebahan segera Gerakan Hapus Akta Hasutan (GHAH) merujuk kepada berita bahawa Peguam Negara telah menggugurkan pendakwaan hasutan terhadap Presiden Persatuan Veteran Angkatan Tentera Melayu, Mohamad Ali Baharom, atau lebih dikenali sebagai Ali Tinju dan

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Celebrating 52 Years of Unity and Diversity: Moving Forward with Our National Identity and Heritage

SUARAM would like to wish all Malaysian a happy Malaysia Day 2015. On this momentous occasion, we would also like to express our hopes and desire for a better and brighter Malaysia and pray that we can look back on

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Deplorable act against LGBT activist Nisha Ayub

We at SUARAM strongly condemn the act of violence against LGBT Activist Nisha Ayub. The harm suffered by Nisha should stand as a reminder of the dangers and harassment LGBT activists and communities face in Malaysia. Irrespective of whether we

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Respect Anwar Ibrahim’s Right to Legal Counsel

SUARAM is appalled by the decision by the Prisons Director to restrict Anwar Ibrahim’s access to his legal advisors. The right to legal advice must be respected in order to ensure that justice can be done for those involved. Without adequate

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Congratulation Human Rights Commision of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) for its achievements!

We at Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) would like to extend our warmest regards to our fellow human rights defender at SUHAKAM in celebration of SUHAKAM’s 15th anniversary. From its inception, the journey that SUHAKAM experienced was by no means a

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SUARAM: Freedom of Expression is a Constitutional right! Arresting activists is detrimental to democracy!

The peaceful assembly organized by a Youth non-governmental organisation (NGO) called Demi Malaysia ended with at least 30 of the participants (aged 14 to 69) were arrested under Penal Code 143, participation under unlawful assembly. One day prior to the

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