Rafizi Ramli menggesa seberapa ramai rakyat Malaysia untuk turun pada malam ini, 8 Mac 2013, di Stadium Kelana Jaya untuk menuntut pilihanraya adil.
Want to speak your mind freely without being charged with sedition or ISA or illegal assembly? Hang out at the nearest Teh Tarik or Kopitiam outlet, says Tota.
Aliran is appalled that a heavy sentence has been meted out to ‘Occupy Dataran’ student Umar Mohd Azmi after he was found guilty of “obstructing a public officer”.
Addressing the Council session in Geneva, Nalini Elumalai complains about severe restrictions on freedom of assembly imposed by the Malaysian government.
The passage of the highly restrictive Peaceful Assembly Bill by the Senate on 20 December 2011 over the strong opposition of civil society and lawyers casts serious doubt over the government’s sincerity of its announced intention to implement reforms to ensure greater enjoyment of civil liberties for Malaysians, said the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) on 21 December.
This year has been a memorable year for Malaysians in our struggle for democracy and recognition of human rights in our country.
The much-heralded reforms promised by Najib to bring us into a new era of liberalism has exploded in the face of the rakyat as a sham, a shameful promise.
Given the more restrictive features of the newly proposed Peaceful Assembly Bill 2011, Aliran calls on the government to withdraw the undemocratic bill unconditionally from the current Parliamentary session.
Malaysian voters, civil society groups and opposition parties are waiting to see how the Barisan Nasional responds to the clamour for free and fair elections and democratic rights, writes Angeline Loh.
Aliran deplores the thoughtless and
mindless reaction of the state against any democratic expression of
our constitutional rights to exert our freedom. We are appalled that
even a small gathering of marchers to a nearby destination in an
orderly manner without obstructing the traffic or causing any chaos
to the public cannot be allowed or tolerated by this oppressive