Join the letter writing campaign to free Malaysian activists

Please write protest letters to the government and the police to express your strongest condemnation of the arrests and the on-going denial of rights of expression. Please also demand the Malaysian government to release all those arrested so far for practicing their fundamental rights.



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Inspector-General of Police
Tan Sri Ismail Omar,
Ibu Pejabat Polis Diraja Malaysia,
50560 Bukit Aman,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 2262 6015
Fax: +603 2272 5613
E-mail: ;

Dear Sir,

Re: Stop the Intimidation of BERSIH 2.0 Supporters

We are writing to you to express our outrage and our strongest condemnation over your government’s use of the police force for its ongoing crackdown in Malaysia on the right of Malaysian citizens to express their call for a free, fair and clean elections. Bersih 2.0 is a
citizen’s collective and movement to ensure a free, fair and clean elections. Your government must recognize such laudable initiatives by the Malaysian people as it strengthens democracy and the realisation of justice in the country. Very sadly, what we see today is aggressive
intimidation, harassment and violence against ordinary citizens and organizers of the BERSIH 2.0 programs.

We are appalled by your government and the police’s latest actions in raiding the EMPOWER office and harassing the staff. We view this as yet another attempt by your government to intimidate Malaysian citizens. We demand your government to stop the intimidation and harassment of supporters of BERSIH 2.0. As a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council, these actions by the Malaysian government are deplorable and unfit of such an international office and position. We strongly urge your government to uphold freedom of expression of its Malaysian citizens, which is guaranteed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as in the Federal Constitution of Malaysia.

Yours sincerely,


Cc To:

1. Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak,
Prime Minister of Malaysia,
Prime Minister’s Office,
Main Block, Perdana Putra Building,
Federal Government Administrative Centre,
62502 Putrajaya , MALAYSIA
Tel: +603-8888 8000
Fax: +603-8888 3444

2. Dato’ Seri Hishamuddin bin Tun Hussein
Minister of Home Affairs Malaysia
Blok D1& D2, Kompleks D
Pusat Pentadbiran
Kerajaan Persekutuan
62546 Putrajaya

3. Tan Sri Hasmy Agam,
Malaysian Human Rights Commission
Level 11, Menara TH Perdana,
Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03 26125600
Fax: +60-3 26125620

4. Ameer Izyanif Hamzah
Head of Division
Complaint and Investigation Division
Human Rights Commission of Malaysia
29th Floor, Menara Tun Razak
Jalan Raja Laut
50350 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Tel: 03-26125669
Fax: +60-3-26125620

5. Mr. Frank La Rue
Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to
freedom of opinion and expression
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Fax: +41 22 917 9006

6. Ms. Margaret Sekaggya,
Special Rapporteur on the situation on human rights defenders,
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

7. Christine Chung
Human Rights Officer,
Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights,
Asia Pacific Section, Asia Pacific and Middle East Branch,
Field Operation & Technical Cooperation,
OHCHR- Palais Wilson,
United Nationas Office at Geneva,
CH-1211 Geneva 10,
Tel: +41 (0) 229289673
Fax: +41 (0) 22928 9018

Text taken from URGENT APPEAL: 29 JUNE 2011
BERSIH 2.0 Secretariat (EMPOWER Office) have been raided, materials confiscated and 6 staffs and a volunteer arrested