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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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[JOINT STATEMENT] – Malaysia:Keep politics out of the courtroom in Anwar Ibrahim’s appeal

FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights and its member organization in Malaysia Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM)   Joint Press Release   Malaysia:Keep politics out of the courtroom in Anwar Ibrahim’s appeal Paris, Kuala Lumpur, 27 October 2014: Malaysia’s Federal

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[JOINT STATEMENT] – Attempt to Expel Indigenous Peoples from the Proposed Baram Dam Site Denounced By Human Rights Groups

by International Rivers, Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS) and SUARAM Government and Companies Complicit in Violating Freedom of Assembly and Land Rights Kuala Lumpur – Malaysian and international human rights organizations have united to publicly condemn the actions taken by

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GHAH Penang decries the act of violent hooliganism directed at the peaceful gathering on 12th October 2014. The gathering was organized to raise public awareness on the government crackdown using the archaic Sedition Act of 1948 against activists, scholars, clerics, lawyers,

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[GHAH PRESS STATEMENT] – GHAH to Submit People’s Petition on Sedition Act to Parliament on 11 November 2014

Gerakan Hapus Akta Hasutan (GHAH) launches today a people’s petition campaign to call on the parliament to review the abuse of the Sedition Act and violations of human rights and to repeal the Act. GHAH hopes to collect 10,000 petitions

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