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HRC29: Joint statement by Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and the Association for Progressive Communications
HRC29: Joint statement by Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and the Association for Progressive Communications 18 June 2015 EMPOWER

Today at the Human Rights Council, Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) delivered a joint statement calling for urgent attention to the deteriorating situation in Malaysia with regards to the rights to freedom of expression and association. 29th session of the Human Rights Council. Item 3: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression. Joint statement by Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Sel...

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

A joint letter of concern on the declining standards of freedom of expression in Malaysia has been addressed to Prime Minister Najib Razak. The appeal was initiated by the Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ) Malaysia and signed by APC, along with other concerned organisations. Addressed to: Dato’ Seri Najib Razak Prime Minister of Malaysia CC: Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar Inspector Gen...

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

In 2015 alone, the Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ) Malaysia has documented 150 arrests and charges of politicians, activists, students, and members of the media, for offences related to freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. Many of these arrests have been made under the Sedition Act, which Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak pledged to abolish in 2012. The latest amendments to th...

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 ...

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