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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

Posted in Media Statements, Press Statements, Right To Justice (Updates)

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.

Posted in Press Statements

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

Posted in Press Statements

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

Posted in Media Statements, Press Releases, Press Statements

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

Posted in Press Statements

Release Natalie Lowrey Immediately – Prolonged Detention Unjustified and An Abuse of Power

We, the undersigned organizations, condemn the unnecessary arrest and detention of Australia based activist of Friends of the Earth Natalie Lowrey that has entered into the sixth day today. The prolonged detention is a serious breach of personal liberty of

Posted in Press Statements

Shut Down Lynas Protest: Police Condones Violent Thugs and Violates Freedom of Peaceful Assembly

Himpunan Hijau protestors were met with brute force during arrest when demanding the shutdown of the rare earth factory, Lynas Advance Material Plant in Gebeng, near Kuantan yesterday. 16 of them, including an Australian environmental activist, were arrested and brought

Posted in Press Statements

‘Mengecam Keganasan Polis dan Menubuhkan IPCMC!’

Kami, Pertubuhan-pertubuhan Bukan Kerajaan yang menandatangan di bawah, mengecam keganasan polis semasa menahan 16 orang aktivis yang menuntut penutupan kilang Lynas pada petang 22hb Jun 2014 di kawasan perindustrian Gebeng, Kuantan. Insiden ini sekali lagi menunjukkan kelakuan anggota-anggota polis yang

Posted in Press Statements

Threats of Sedition Charges Against Rayer Undermining Parliamentary Democracy

The recent arrest, investigation and attempt to charge Seri Delima state assemblyman, RSN Rayer under the draconian Sedition Act for uttering a “celaka” against a political party, is not only uncalled for, but also an attempt to undermine the parliamentary

Posted in Press Statements

Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia Press Statement on Kelantan Mass Rape Incident

On 20th May, news reports of a 14 year old girl raped by up to 38 men in Kelantan emerged. More than 3 weeks after this horrific incident, proof of the tidak apa attitude, apathy and callous indifference of Malaysians

Posted in Press Statements

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