• SUARAM has been the human rights centre for many victims of detention without trial and police abuse throughout these 23 years;
• Our Annual Human Rights Report for Malaysia since 1998 has become the authoritative and comprehensive report eagerly awaited by domestic and international watchers;
• SUARAM has facilitated several crucial coalitions of Malaysian civil society that have contributed to the political tsunami of 2008 and the clamour for reform, including, the Anti-ISA Movement and Stop the War Coalition since 1989; Malaysian Charter on Human Rights, 1993; Stop Bakun Dam campaign, 1995; Peoples’ Tribunal against police brutality and Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor, 1996; Peoples’ Democratic front and Asia-Pacific Peoples’ Assembly, 1998; Save our Sungai Selangor and People Before Profits, 2000; Policing the Police, 2004; Report on the state of human rights in Malaysia for the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review, 2009; Global Day of Action against Military Spending, 2011; BERSIH 2.0 Free &Fair Election, 2010, Stop the State Violence 2012, Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia (GBM) 2011, and Anti FTA Coalitions , 2008 and many more.
• On behalf of Malaysian taxpayers, SUARAM applied through its French lawyers as a civil party for a judicial review in the French courts of the suspected RM500 million in commissions associated with the RM7 billion Scorpene submarines deal in 2009;
• SUARAM has nurtured many young activists some of whom have become members of federal and state parliaments; CEOs of online media and regional and international NGOs;
• SUARAM has provided invaluable human rights training & education to countless students, youth, lawyers, journalists, urban settlers, workers, indigenous peoples and community groups;
• SUARAM has developed international network and solidarity through our support for democracy and human rights in SE Asia and the rest of the world.