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New Publication: Racism & Racial Discrimination in Malaysia (New Edition)

Missed getting copy of ‘Racism & Racial Discrimination in Malaysia’? A new edition is out in print now. Contact us at suaram(at)suaram.net or call our office at +(603) 7954 5724 for more information on where and how you can buy a copy!

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SUARAM CONDEMNS ASSASSINATION OF IRANIAN SCIENTIST AS COWARDLY TERRORISM AND CALLS FOR UN SANCTIONS AGAINST STATE RESPONSIBLE

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser, 30 Nov 2020

SUARAM condemns the brazen assassination of Iran’s top scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and urges the UN to apply sanctions against the state responsible for carrying out this terrorist action. This act of international terrorism is a direct provocation for retaliatory action by Iran and a possible flashpoint for another war in the Middle east. The former head of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), John Brennan, said the killing of the scientist was a “criminal” and “highly reckless” act that risks inflaming conflict in the region. In a series of tweets, he said Fakhrizadeh’s death “risks lethal retaliation and a new round of regional conflict”.

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CARDINAL SOTER: A MODEL OF COURAGE & UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

Tribute by Kua Kia Soong, Adviser of SUARAM at his Memorial on 28 November 2020

At the outset, let me declare that I am not a Christian – our family has always been ancestor worshippers and I would also describe myself as an animist and a humanist. As a parent and a social activist, I have always upheld unconditional love and mutual respect as the basis for human and inter-cultural understanding. Thus, I am more concerned with the capacity for unconditional love and mutual respect that we show toward others of different faiths. Unconditional love precludes any attempts at converting others to our creed.

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M KWANG YANG: A RARE PRINCIPLED MALAYSIAN POLITICIAN

(Foreword to ‘Sim Kwang Yang, An Examined Life: Politics & Principles’ by Kua Kia Soong, Adviser of SUARAM and former MP for Petaling Jaya, 27 November 2020)

My first contact with Sim Kwang Yang (SKY) was when he wrote to me while I was detained under Operation Lalang at Kamunting detention camp in 1988. From his letter, I could sense his warmth and sincerity as a fighter for freedom and justice and a genuine human rights activist. Later, when we became comrades in the DAP, I felt an instant affinity with SKY through his strong adherence to principles and deep commitment to intellectual integrity, a rare quality among Malaysian politicians indeed.

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PDRM Must Stop Abusing the Remand Process

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) has received a concerning report that upward of 13 individuals who have been detained since 26 September and continues to be detained despite repeated instructions by the magistrate court for him to be released.

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Lawful Video Recording Cannot be Obstruction under Section 186 of Penal Code

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) welcomes the acknowledgement by Director for Criminal Investigation Department, Huzir Mohamed that the act of recording police officers on duty is lawful and permissible. However, SUARAM is concerned with the illogical suggestion that despite the legality of the act of recording, a person can be considered to have obstructed a police officer if they were to record against police request to stop.

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