Aliran protests the latest arrests of several elected MPs, state assembly members, other Opposition politicians and civil society activists and the sedition investigations into critics of the administration.
It is time for Malaysians to demand a more inclusive federal-state-local relationship in policy making and implementation that cuts across political lines and supports effective delivery of public services, writes Wandering Malaysian.
It seems clear that they are using this opportunity to destroy Anwar Ibrahim and his party PKR, observes Francis Loh.
Gerakan Hapus Akta Hasutan (Ghah) is extremely disappointed with the government’s decision to charge founder of Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) Eric Paulsen under Section 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act.
Zunar’s arrest is clearly an attack on freedom of expression in the country and an attempt to silence legitimate criticism of the government online as well as offline, says Article 19.
On 13 January 2013, the International Commission of Jurists condemned the arrest and investigation of prominent human rights lawyer and co-founder of Lawyers for Liberty Eric Paulsen under the archaic 1948 Sedition Act.