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11 Malaysian NGOs: Police Violence in Hong Kong Condemned

We, the Malaysian civil society organizations, in solidarity with the Hong Kong people on this occasion of the International Human Rights Day, write to condemn the recent spike in violence against peaceful demonstrators in Hong Kong. We call upon the

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SUARAM’s 16th Annual Human Rights Award: Dapur Jalanan and Transgender Community in Seremban are the winners

On 9 December, in conjunction with the 64th annual international Human Rights Day and the 25th anniversary of SUARAM, SUARAM is pleased to announce that the winners of its 16th annual Human Rights Award in 2014 are Dapur Jalanan and

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Launch of Suaram Human Rights Overview 2014: A New Low for Human Rights Under Najib’s Administration

SUARAM is pleased to launch its 2014 Human Rights Overview of Malaysia today in conjunction with the International Human Rights Day, which falls on December 10. The overview can be downloaded here. (please right click on link and select “save link

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[GHAH'S PRESS STATEMENT] Prime Minister Najib Razak should keep to his promises to abolish the Sedition Act

Gerakan Hapus Akta Hasutan (GHAH) is deeply disturbed and outraged with Prime Minister Najib Razak’s cowardly decision to renege on his promise to abolish the Sedition Act and to ‘fortify and strengthen’ the Act instead. The shocking increase in sedition

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Home Ministry Should Reverse Decision on SAPA and Abolish Societies Act

SUARAM condemns the arbitrary declaration of the Sarawak Association for People’s Aspiration (SAPA) as an illegal organization and demands that the Home Minister immediately and publicly reverse the decision. We further call for an end of the systematic and politicized

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[JOINT PRESS STATEMENT]: International Conference Organizers Turn Blind Eye to Sarawak Energy’s Complicity in Environmental Destruction and Rights Violations

Joint Press Statement by SUARAM, Save Rivers, Jaringan Orang Asal Se-Malaysia, Asia Indigenous People’s Pact and Bruno Manser Funds. Kuala Lumpur – As the International New York Times’ Energy for Tomorrow Conference gets underway at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, human rights and environmental

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Mahkamah Majistret Perlu Ambil Kira Hak Keluarga Dalam Inkues Kematian Cheah Chin Lee

Suaram menyeru pihak Mahkamah Majistret Georgetown agar menyemak dan menilai semula keputusannya menolak permohonan keluarga Cheah Chin Lee untuk mendapat salinan nota keterangan ataupun rakaman CRT berkenaan inkues kematian Cheah Chin Lee dalam lokap polis. Kami juga ingin mensyorkan kepada

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[JOINT STATEMENT] – ​Malaysia: Halt All Sedition Cases Pending Highest Court Decision

(Kuala Lumpur/Bangkok, 6 November 2014) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its member Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), welcomed yesterday’s judgment by the High Court to refer a law professor’s challenge of the constitutionality of the Sedition

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[JOINT STATEMENT] – Human Rights Groups Demand Police Stop Intimidating Rightful Landowners of Baram

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysian and international human rights organizations are uniting to publicly denounce the actions taken by police to intimidate indigenous peoples in Sarawak at the proposed site of the Baram Dam. On 31 October, when a group of

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The independence of the highest court of the land – the Federal Court – will once again be tested in the judgment of the court on the sodomy charge against opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, for the second time on 28

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