Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 30 May 2019

As the politics based on “race” continue to preoccupy our politicians, we would be wise to instead focus on the issues that benefit the “people”, namely, the climate crisis, the toxic pollution of our environment, the continuing destruction of our parks and forests, the displacement of our indigenous peoples and marginalised communities for so-called “development”.  

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OPEN POSITION: Law Reform Project Coordinator

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) currently has an open position for a LAW REFORM PROJECT COORDINATOR, please find the full job description and application process below.

The Law Reform Project Coordinator will be responsible for implementing and monitoring SUARAM’s advocacy on law reform and coordinate SUARAM’s engagement with the broader civil societies, especially on areas relating to law reform and the overall reform agenda.

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Kenyataan Media: IPD Klang siasat Penyelaras SUARAM Kerana Lapor Penderaan Dalam Tahanan.

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) kecewa dengan tindakan Ketua Polis Daerah (KPD) Klang Selatan yang telah membuat satu laporan polis terhadap sidang media SUARAM berkenaan penderaan ke atas dua tahanan di bawah IPD Klang Selatan, Ahmad Haikal bin Anuar dan Muhammad bin Pardi pada 24 Mei lalu. Keluarga mangsa dan penyelaras SUARAM telah dipanggil bagi disoal siasat berkaitan siding media berkenaan pada 28 dan 30 Mei 2019 berikutan laporan polis ini yang dibuat oleh KPD.

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SUARAM Annual Human Rights Report 2018

Human Rights Must be the Foundation of Malaysia’s Reform

Digital copy of SUARAM Annual Human Rights Report will be available for download HERE until 31 July 2019.

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Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) Annual Human Rights Report 2018 aims to outline the situation pertaining to human rights in Malaysia for the year 2018. The human rights discourse has evolved drastically following the 14th General Election. However, the first change in administration in Malaysia does not mean an end to the culture of impunity that characterize the human rights violations in Malaysia. Even under the new administration, crucial reforms to remedy the ongoing human rights violations have been slow and met with substantial opposition.

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Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 9 May 2019

After a year of Pakatan Harapan rule, the euphoria that followed the May 9 general election is rapidly evaporating: The anti-kleptocracy campaign appears to have been selective as crony capitalism is again the name of the game especially with regard to the mega projects up for grabs and Mahathir’s penchant for privatisation holding sway. Behind the anti-Najib drama, the PH government has been pushing through multi-billion-ringgit projects that had been started by the Najib regime but with just as little transparency. The procrastination in the implementation of urgent reforms promised in the PH GE14 manifesto is unacceptable. There have been engagements with civil society but no improvement in promised reform of repressive laws. The refusal to release the CEP report to which civil society had contributed is especially inexcusable.

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