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Two weeks ago we spoke to New Sin Yew, an advocate and solicitor from Amer Bon on the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 and the Sedition Act 1948. Find out what he thinks about them!
Continue reading “Podcast Ep. 2 – To peacefully assemble or not?”
Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is disappointed by the decision of the High Court of Shah Alam in the conviction of Wan Ji Wan Hussin under the Sedition Act 1948.
The Sedition Act 1948 is an archaic legislation that restricts freedom of expression contrary to the rights provided for under Article 10 of the Federal Constitution. In the recent years, the Sedition Act 1948 gained notoriety after it was abused by the government to silence dissent and punish activists and political opponents of the administration.
Continue reading “Wan Ji Imprisonment another Failure”
Malaysia (SUARAM) is appalled by the statement by Muhyiddin Yassin on the
Sedition Act 1948 and call for the government to reinstate the moratorium on
the Sedition Act 1948.
Act 1948 is a draconian law introduced by the colonial government to restrict
and suppress political dissidence. Under Barisan Nasional, the law was abused
to silence political opponents, human rights activists and others that voiced
out against the injustice perpetrated by Barisan Nasional.
Continue reading “Muhyiddin Failing Peoples’ Reform Agenda”
Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) condemn the arrests and investigation
under the Sedition Act 1948 by the Royal Malaysian Police and the deafening
silence to the continued use of the Sedition Act 1948 by the Pakatan Harapan
The investigation and attempts to criminalize against alleged
obscene or rude messages by individuals against the royal institution is a
violation of freedom of expression and the Pakatan Harapan administration
should not propagate and enable the culture of censorship and criminalization
of expression that was practised by its
Continue reading “Promote Freedom of Expression, Not Sedition Act 1948”
Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is
appalled by the statement by Prime Minister, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad with regards
to the repeal of the Sedition Act 1948.
The Sedition Act 1948 is a colonial
heritage that has restricted freedom of expression throughout its existence and
continues to harass human rights defenders and political activists today. The
Barisan Nasional administration itself recognized the flawed nature of the
Sedition Act 1948 and promised to repeal the Sedition Act 1948 during the 3rd
Universal Periodic Review for Malaysia. While the Barisan Nasional has since
retracted that position for their political interest, the spirit for the repeal
of the Sedition Act 1948 did not disappear with the ‘U-turn’ by Barisan
Continue reading “No More Excuses, Moratorium against Draconian Laws Immediately”