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#AtTheEdge: Human rights organisations call on Malaysian government to protect freedom of expression and right to protest
#AtTheEdge: Human rights organisations call on Malaysian government to protect freedom of expression and right to protest 28 August 2015

APC and other human rights organisations join together to urge the Malaysian government respect its own commitment to internet freedom by facilitating freedom of expression during this weekend’s upcoming Bersih 4.0 protests. Read our statement to the Prime Minister.

Bersih 4.0 #attheedge
Bersih 4.0 #attheedge 28 August 2015

<p>Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/57634952@N00/">Khairil Yusof</a>. CC 2.0.</p>

Malaysian government must respect freedom of expression during Bersih 4.0 protests
Malaysian government must respect freedom of expression during Bersih 4.0 protests 28 August 2015 Access, Article 19, APC, HRW

Prime Minister Najib Razak Government of Malaysia 28 August 2015 Dear Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, We, the undersigned freedom of expression and human rights organisations, are seriously concerned about the recent developments restricting the right to freedom of expression and the right to protest in Malaysia. Specifically, we call attention to: ...

Malaysia: Proposal to require registration of online news portals would contribute to crackdown on free expression
Malaysia: Proposal to require registration of online news portals would contribute to crackdown on free expression 19 August 2015 APC

APC and EMPOWER denounce the proposed reforms in Malaysia, as they will contribute to the crackdown on free expression in Malaysia.

Free Malaysia Today: "Stop harassing activists and human rights defenders"
Free Malaysia Today: "Stop harassing activists and human rights defenders" 06 May 2015 Janarthani Arumugam

On April 28, the police arrested Executive Director of EMPOWER Maria Chin Abdullah. Member of the BERSIH 2.0 Mandeep Singh was also brought in for questioning. Both were released on police bail after about an hour. They, along with Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tsin, are the latest targets of a wave of police investigations and arrests following Anwar Ibrahim’s incarceration and the Kita Lawan rallie...

The latest amendments to the Sedition Act pose increasing threats to freedom of expression in Malaysia, both offline and online
The latest amendments to the Sedition Act pose increasing threats to freedom of expression in Malaysia, both offline and online 23 April 2015 APC

APC, along with other organisations, has signed a joint letter of concern on the declining standards of freedom of expression in Malaysia.

Joint letter of concern on the declining standards of freedom of expression in Malaysia
Joint letter of concern on the declining standards of freedom of expression in Malaysia 23 April 2015 APC

We would like to express our concern on the declining standards of freedom of expression in Malaysia and the recent amendments introduced to the Sedition Act. The amendments also threaten freedom of expression online.

EMPOWER: Malaysia's Sedition Act amendments a betrayal of democratic process
EMPOWER: Malaysia's Sedition Act amendments a betrayal of democratic process 10 April 2015 Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER)

Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is outraged and disappointed by the manner in which amendments to the Sedition Act 1948 and the Prevention of Terrorism Act were rushed through Parliament. Major pieces of legislation with far-reaching consequences should go through extensive consultation with all political parties, a broad spectrum of civil society organisations, and the general ...

NGOs disappointed by weak promises on human rights in Malaysia
NGOs disappointed by weak promises on human rights in Malaysia 20 March 2014

The UN Human Rights Council officially adopted the outcome report on Malaysia’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) today. “It is disappointing that while Malaysia received the most recommendations regarding the abolition of the death penalty, all such recommendations were rejected,” said a coalition of Malaysian NGOs in a statement supported by APC.

APC submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly
APC submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly 22 November 2012 Henrik Almstrom & Joy Liddicoat

Submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association by Association for Progressive Communication (APC). The submission has three parts: the conceptualisation of freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association on the internet, country specific cases and recommendations.

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