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Negara-Ku: Two Weeks Old, Still Alive and Kicking

Our Negara-Ku Movement is two weeks old today. It lives vibrantly. It develops daily. We look back at our very short history and know with certainty that even as we aroused the ire of some by our very existence, we

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Reviewing AICHR’s Terms of Reference—Four Fundamental Concerns

An open letter to YB Dato’ Sri Anifah bin Haji Aman, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia.When the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) was formed in October 2009, its terms of reference (TOR) stipulated that the TOR be

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OPEN LETTER TO SELANGOR STATE: On the Utilization of Water from Disused Mining Pools

YB Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi Executive Councillor for Youth and Sports, Infrastructure and Public Amenities Selangor State Government Dear Dr Yunus, We refer to your recent media statement on the utilisation of water from disused mining pools following the lowering

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Job Vacancy in SUARAM: Right to Justice Program Coordinator

Closing Date: 5 August 2014Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), a non-governmental and non-profit organization based in Petaling Jaya and working to protect and promote human rights, is looking for experienced and dynamic candidate with strong dedication and passion for human rights

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Abolish Destitute Persons Act 1977 / Mansuhkan Akta Orang-Orang Papa 1977

We, a coalition of non-governmental organisations and groups working on issues of homelessness, call upon the Malaysian Government to abolish the Destitute Persons Act 1977. Recently, the issue of homelessness has received extensive attention from the media and the public.

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BERSIH 2.0, SUARAM reiterate call for IPCMC in wake of violence to peaceful protesters

The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH 2.0) and Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) are shocked at the police’s violent response to the Himpunan Hijau protesters at the Lynas plant in Kuantan on 22 June 2014. This incident raises yet

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Sarawak State Government Should Halt Dam Building and Review SCORE

For immediate release 8 July 2014 Joint Statement Sarawak State Government Should Halt Dam Building and Review SCORE   We the undersigned NGOs, condemn the statement made by Sarawak’s Chief Minister Adenan Satem on 2nd July 2014 (Source: The Malaysian

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Another Four Sri Lankans Arrested – Stop Deportation

Suaram expresses grave concerns on another batch of Sri Lankans arrested for suspicion of having links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The four were arrested by the Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division on 4th of

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MEMORANDUM KEPADA KETUA POLIS NEGERI PULAU PINANG: Perkembangan Siasatan Dan Tindakan-Tindakan Untuk Mengelakkan Berlakunya Kes-Kes Kematian Dalam Tahanan Dalam Lokap-Lokap Di Negeri Pulau Pinang

Kami amat kecewa dengan kegagalan PDRM yang tidak memaklum kepada ahli-ahli keluarga mangsa mengenai perkembangan siasatan kematian dalam tahanan selepas laporan polis telah dibuat. Keluarga-keluarga mangsa telah menunggu jawapan daripada pihak polis selama empat bulan atau sekurang-kurang satu bulan. Selain

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Aduan Keganasan Pihak Polis Semasa Himpunan Hijau 622

Kami rasa amat kecewa dan marah dengan tindakan pihak polis daripada Ibu Pejabat Daerah Kuantan dalam mengendalikan perhimpunan aman rakyat membantah pembinaan kilang nadir bumi Lynas dan semasa membuat tangkapan dan menyuraikan peserta Himpunan Hijau 622 di Gebeng, Kuantan pada

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