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Repression. Repression of Freedom of Expression Everywhere

SUARAM is surprised and concerned at the extended detention and remand of Khalid Ismath for investigation under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 and his subsequent rearrests and remand under the Sedition Act 1948. While we cannot

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Cease all political detention under SOSMA immediately!

SUARAM is disgusted at the blatant disregard for human rights and rule of law shown by the Government of Malaysia and the Royal Malaysian Police and strongly condemn the detention of Matthias Chang under Special Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012

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Malaysia: Federal Court’s decision on Sedition Act further hinders rights in the country

(Bangkok, 7 October 2015) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its member Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) express their disappointment over the ruling by the Federal Court of Malaysia to declare the Sedition Act 1948 constitutional.

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Malaysian Civil Societies and NGOs Joint Press Statement on SOSMA

JOINT PRESS STATEMENT Malaysian Civil Society Strongly Condemns the Abuse of SOSMA by PDRM Malaysian Civil Society strongly condemns the high-handed action of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) in detaining Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan under the Special Offences (Special

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In the Absence of Justice: Sanctioned Human Rights Violations

SUARAM express great disappointment at the Federal Court’s decision made in relation to the Sedition Act 1948 in Azmi Sharom’s case. The acknowledgement and ‘approval’ of the Sedition Act 1948 as constitutional would undoubtedly constrain freedom of expression in Malaysia.

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Court’s Decision on PAA a Great Step Backward for Democracy!

SUARAM expresses disappointment for the decision by the Court of Appeal to depart from the previous decision declaring Section 9(5) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 as unconstitutional. The decision delivered by the Court of Appeal last year in regards

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The call to ban all mass rallies is immature and against Human Rights!

SUARAM strongly disagree with the narrow views espoused by MCA President YB Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai in regards to rallies taking place in Malaysia. SUARAM would like to inform the good minister that rallies are not illegal by default

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The Spectre of ISA: Broken Promises and Freedom Forgone

SUARAM would like to express our concern in regards to the regrettable usage of the Special Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 and other legislation that permits detention without trial in the recent days. Legislation that permits detention without trial is

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Cease Undue Influences and Threats against the Judiciary of Malaysia

SUARAM would like to express our shock and outrage at the influence and decision by the Executive in blocking the appointment and promotion of senior judge, Justice Mohd Hishamudin Mohd Yunus due to his decisions against the government. It took

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[GHAH] Peguam Negara Harus Gugurkan Semua Pertuduhan di Bawah Akta Hasutan 1948

KENYATAAN MEDIA 18 September 2015 Untuk hebahan segera Gerakan Hapus Akta Hasutan (GHAH) merujuk kepada berita bahawa Peguam Negara telah menggugurkan pendakwaan hasutan terhadap Presiden Persatuan Veteran Angkatan Tentera Melayu, Mohamad Ali Baharom, atau lebih dikenali sebagai Ali Tinju dan

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