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Southeast Asia: ASEAN governments must end the clampdown on freedom of express

Joint statement by Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), Imparsial (Indonesia), Cross Cultural Foundation (Thailand), Lawyers for Liberty (Malaysia), Vietnamese Overseas  Initiative for Conscience Empowerment (VOICE) and Amnesty International As the ASEAN People’s Forum (APF) is held this week in Malaysia in

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JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT – Gangster-like arrests point to police state in the making

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) and the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH 2.0) condemn the gangster-like tactics of the police in arresting social activists and politicians who were involved in the Kita Lawan peaceful gatherings in Kuala Lumpur last

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IGP Must Resign for His Abuse of Power And Misconduct

Gerakan Hapus Akta Hasutan (GHAH) denounces the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Khalid Abu Bakar of attempting to justify the clamping down of freedom of expression with the threats from Islamic States (IS) and to cover up his selective persecution

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Police Acting Unreasonably, Undemocratically and Unconstitutionally

  SUARAM and BERSIH 2.0 strongly condemn the police’s violent behaviour, excessive use of force and ill-treatment against those who demonstrated at the Customs Department office in Kelana Jaya. The police had acted unconstitutionally when they did not informed the

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GHAH urges Twitter users to report the IGP to Twitter for harassment

Gerakan Hapus Akta Hasutan (GHAH) today launches a campaign, urging Twitter users to report the Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar to Twitter for harassment following months of threatening behaviour online. Since the crackdown under the Sedition Act began

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Abuse of Power and Criminal Procedure Proves Draconian Law A Threat To Human Rights in Malaysia

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) expresses our utmost concern and outrage towards the recent arbitrary crackdown against participants of #KitaLawan rally by police . Not only does it mark a severe infringement on our constitutional rights to freedom of expression and freedom of

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[SUARAM PRESS STATEMENT] – Stop Criminalising Peaceful Assembly

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) strongly condemns the Inspector-General Police (IGP) Khalid Abu Bakar’s decision in invoking Section 9 (5) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 and Section 143 of the Penal Code in effecting the arbitrary arrest of,  PKR Youth

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Home Minister Misleading The Country On The Proposed Prevention Of Terrorism Act (POTA)

Press statement by Dr Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser The Government’s attempt to bring back detention without trial in the guise of the proposed Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) purportedly to contain terrorists is as disingenuous as it is misleading.

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KENYATAAN MEDIA BERSAMA KUMPULAN MASYARAKAT SIVIL: HENTIKAN SALAH GUNA KUASA, HORMATI KEBEBASAN BERSUARA

Sejak Mei 2014 sehingga Febuari 2015, lebih 40 orang telah menjadi mangsa salah guna kuasa pihak Polis yang berselindung disebalik Akta Hasutan dan Kanun Keseksaan. Di antara mereka termasuklah pemimpin politik, peguam, aktivis sosial, aktivis anak muda, pendakwah agama, dan

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Disgraceful use of the Sedition Act to stifle discourses on Anwar’s verdict

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) expresses our grave disappointment and concern at the recent witch-hunt against individuals commenting on Anwar’s Sodomy II verdict. It is unimaginable that peaceful expressions by cartoonist Zunar, MP Nga Kor Ming, MP Rafizi Ramli, PKR Reformation

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