Sedition Act 1948 Irrelevant and a Tool for Repression

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is perturbed by Home Minister, Hamzah Zainuddin’s announcement that the Sedition Act 1948 is still relevant and would be retained by the Perikatan Nasional government.

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IS MACC FINALLY PURSUING THE SCORPENE SCAMMERS?

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 24 July 2020

I have just been served a notice to give a written statement to MACC officers on 28 July 2020 at 12pm at SUARAM’s office. I believe two other Suaram former personnel Cynthia Gabriel and Fadiah have also been served the notice. The officer told me yesterday it concerns the Scorpene corruption case that has been an on-going judicial investigation in France since 2012.

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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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CSO Platform for Reform Affirms Zero Tolerance for Sexual Harassment

We, the undersigned civil society organisations (CSOs), are highly concerned with allegations of sexual harassment involving a senior officer at the Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) that have been made public in recent days.

We reiterate the call by the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) for these allegations to be taken seriously and for an independent investigation to be initiated by IRF to probe these allegations and take necessary action against the alleged perpetrator if found guilty. The findings from said investigation, on the other hand, should be made public by IRF in the interest of transparency and due process. Confidentiality should also be maintained, and the alleged survivor be provided the necessary support as well as be protected from any form of intimidation or retaliation.

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