Kempen Kad Ucapan

GERAKAN MANSUHKAN ISA (GMI)
NOTIS GMI : 25 JULAI 2012

KEMPEN KAD UCAPAN UNTUK TAHANAN ISA


Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA (GMI ) akan terus konsisten memperjuangkan pembebasan kesemua tahanan ISA yang masih dikurung di Kem Tahanan Kamunting. Biarpun masih belum ada sebarang perkembangan positif daripada pihak Kerajaan, GMI optimis dengan desakan berterusan daripada rakyat Malaysia semua tahanan akan dibebaskan.

Untuk meneruskan momentum ini, GMI telah melancarkan satu lagi kempen yang dinamakan sebagai Kempen Kad Ucapan Untuk Tahanan ISA yang bermula pada 19 Julai sehingga 3 September 2012.

Kempen ini akan memberi ruang kepada seluruh rakyat Malaysia untuk menyatakan sokongan kepada tahanan melalui kiriman kad ucapan. Rakyat Malaysia boleh mengirimkan kad Ucapan kepada pihak GMI dan semua kad yang diterima akan dihantar terus ke Kemta. Kempen ini juga bertindak sebagai referendum yang bakal menunjukkan solidariti rakyat dalam menuntut keadilan ke atas semua tahanan ISA.

Pihak GMI juga mengeluarkan Kad Ucapan untuk diedarkan di program-program anjuran GMI dan juga program jemputan. Kad ucapan ini boleh diperolehi dengan menghubungi sekretariat GMI, Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) di talian 03 – 7784 3525 atau menghantar tempahan ke alamat e-mel [email protected]

Pihak GMI mengalu-alukan pihak lain yang ingin turut membantu menjayakan kempen ini. Semua kad yang dikumpulkan perlu diserahkan semula kepada pihak GMI sebelum 3 September 2012. GMI mensasarkan untuk mengumpulkan sebanyak 50,000 kad yang akan diserahkan terus kepada pihak Kemta. GMI percaya dengan kerjasama dan bantuan semua pihak, jumlah yang disasarkan ini akan dapat dicapai.

World Refugee Day Carnival – 16 June 2012

You are cordially invited to the Refugee Carnival in conjunction with World Refugee Day 2012

The event will be held as follows

Date: 16 June 2012
Time: 10am – 3pm
Venue: Dewan Dominic, Jalan Robertson Off Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur


Pointers for location
– Next to Church of St Anthony and Sekolah Menengah Stella Maris
– Opposite Tung Shin Hospital
– next to Plaza Rakyat LRT station
– please see map attached
– go to link https://maps.google.com.my/maps?hl=en&client=firefox-beta&q=jalan+robertson&ie=UTF-8

The following activities are planned
(1) Medical Camp
(2) Legal Desk
(3) Free food and drinks
(4) Children – face painting
(5) Refugee crafts
(6) Distribution of free blankets, table cloth and other household items and clothes
(7) Other activities…

Please assist to disseminate this information to the refugee groups. If there are any refugee groups who wish to sell their products, please email me to register for a booth.

Kindly use the public transport as parking is limited as the Church is having an event.

Jointly organised by
Bar Council
SUARAM
Amnesty International
AOHD
with the assistance of PKGS

142 ARE STATE PARTIES. IT IS TIME FOR MALAYSIA!

SUARAM will be organizing a launch event on our campaign “142 ARE STATE PARTIES. IT IS TIME FOR MALAYSIA!” in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the 1951 convention this year.

The launching event will be held:

Date : 8 May 2011 (Sunday)
Place : Annexe Gallery (Central Market, Kuala Lumpur)
Time : 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Objectives of the campaign are:

 To remind the 60th Anniversary of the 1951 convention and to urge government to accede the both 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol
 To urge government to establish domestic act and to protect and promote the rights of refugees, in particular, child and woman refugees, under the both conventions namely the Convention on the Rights of Children (CRC) and Convention on the Elimination and Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
 To widen awareness on the life and challenges of refugees living in Malaysia

Event is open to public!!!

For more details:

Contact refugee-desk SUARAM, Andika Wahab, 0163723699 or email to [email protected]

What is the 1951 Convention?

The Convention is the only international agreement covering the most important aspects of a refugee’s life. According to its terms, refugees deserve, as a minimum, the same standards of treatment enjoyed by other foreign nationals in a given country and, in many cases, the same treatment as nationals. The Convention also recognizes the international scope of the refugee phenomenon and the importance of burden sharing in trying to resolve it, and helps promote international solidarity and cooperation.

Year 2011 marks the 60th Anniversary of the 1951 Convention

28 July 2011 marks the 60-year anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the status of refugees. About 142 states had acceded the both convention and protocol since its establishment, but Malaysia is yet reluctant to accede the instruments.

142 are state parties: It is time for Malaysia!

Why Malaysian government should accede both the 1951 Convention and its 1967 Protocol?

To provide legal protection and promotion of the rights of refugees and asylum-seekers in accordance with internationally recognized legal and humanitarian standards.
To keep Malaysia’s positive image on the human rights issues in an international arena
To avoid conflict and/or friction between origin and hosting government over refugee questions
To demonstrate the Malaysian government’s commitment and willingness for “burden sharing” in handling global issues
To establish refugee’s effective administration and cooperation with UNHCR
To improve immigration detention centre’s capacity and treatments
To support the lack of human resource in various domestic sectors in Malaysia

RSVP to: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111562645595870