POLICE POWER ABUSE SHOULD BE STOP NOW!

URGENT APPEAL: 27 JUNE 2011

POLICE POWER ABUSE SHOULD BE STOP NOW!
PEOPLES HAVE THE RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION!

On the 26th June 2011, 7 of the peoples were arrested by police at Taman Kosas, Ampang on 11am because of wearing the ‘Bersih’ T-shirt on the Jawi language.

Now they are under detaining at IPD Ampang Jaya.

The seven peoples including:
1) Fazlulrahimi
2) Shahril Suhaimi
3) Adha Isa
4) Syafie Yunus
5) Ruziami
6) Fathullah
7) Engku Faizan

On the other hand, one of the participant was arrested by police in the same case of wearing the Bersih T-shirt on Bersih 2.0 talk (Ceramah) at the Gombak on the same day around 11pm.His name Amin was now arrested at Balai Polis Gombak.

SUARAM strongly condemns the police for their on-going attacks and intimidation on freedom of expression, a fundamental right which is guaranteed under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Federal Constitution of Malaysia. We demand the Malaysian government to stop all the intimidation release all those detained immediately and allow the Malaysian people to exercise their freedom of expression as stated in the Federal Constitution.

Released by,

Yap Heng Lung
SUARAM coordinator

What can you do?

Urgent action needed:

Please write protest letters to the government and the police to express your strongest condemnation of the arrests and the on-going denial of rights of expression. Please also demand the Malaysian government to allow the Activists to continue their campaign and allow them to practice their freedom of expression as stated in Article 10 of Federal Constitution.

SAMPLE LETTER
[Letterhead of your organisation]
Inspector-General of Police
Tan Sri Ismail Omar,
Ibu Pejabat Polis Diraja Malaysia,
50560 Bukit Aman,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 2262 6015
Fax: +603 2272 5613
Dear Sir,

Re: Stop on- going crackdown on Freedom of Expression!

We are writing to you, once again, to express our outrage and our strongest condemnation over your government’s ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression.

We are appalled by your government and the police’s latest actions and view this as yet another attempt by your government to intimidate Malaysian citizens from exercising their freedom to express their views. We further demand that your government stops the assault on freedom of expression.

We strongly urge you, once again, to stop bringing shame to Malaysia, a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council. We would like to remind you that freedom of expression is guaranteed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the Federal Constitution of Malaysia.

Yours sincerely,

[Name]
Cc To:

1. Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak,
Prime Minister of Malaysia,
Prime Minister’s Office,
Main Block, Perdana Putra Building,
Federal Government Administrative Centre,
62502 Putrajaya , MALAYSIA
Tel: 603-8888 8000
Fax: 603-8888 3444
E-Mail: [email protected]

2. IPD Ampang
Taman Dagang,68000 Ampang
Selangor.
Tel: 03-42897222
Fax: 03-42570730

3.Balai Polis Gombak
JKR 791 Batu 6, Jalan Gombak
53100 Gombak.
Tel: 03-61895222

4. Tan Sri Hasmy Agam,
Chairman,
Malaysian Human Rights Commission,
Level 11, Menara TH Perdana,
Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03 26125600
Fax: 03 26125620

5. Mr. Frank La Rue
Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland
Fax: +41 22 917 9006
Email: [email protected]

6. Ms. Margaret Sekaggya,
Special Rapporteur on the situation on human rights defenders,
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

7. Christine Chung,
Human Rights Officer,
Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights,
Asia Pacific Section, Asia Pacific and Middle East Branch,
Field Operation & Technical Cooperation,
OHCHR- Palais Wilson,
United Nationas Office at Geneva,
CH-1211 Geneva 10,
Switzerland.
Tel: +41 (0) 229289673
Fax: +41 (0) 22928 9018
Email: [email protected]