Malaysian Bar holds firm to right to speak without being censored

Never before had the office of the chief justice sought to impose any restrictions in respect of the contents of the speech by the...

As crisis looms for Malaysia, time to unite for higher cause ahead of polls

Our nation is facing the bleak prospect of the collapse of the rule of law, the creation of an absolute dictator and the establishment...

NST exclusive on death camps: Government must provide full disclosure

Answers are needed after the NST reported on the mismanagement and a possible cover-up by the authorities over the probe into the discovery of...

Shad Saleem Faruqi under investigation: SIS stands behind academic freedom

Sisters in Islam stands in full support of the constitutional expert and renowned academic, Professor Shad Saleem Faruqi and demands the investigation against him...

Workers’ rights should not be hindered by government

We, the 32 undersigned organisations, trade unions and groups are shocked that Human Resources Minister Richard Riot had decided not to refer the claim...

Arbitrary use of law is oppressive to society

Sisters in Islam is concerned about the recent case where a woman was sentenced to six months’ jail and fined RM15,000 by the Ipoh...

Flawed Penal Code section must not be used pending repeal

We, the 15 undersigned civil society organisations and groups, call for the immediate release of Siti Noor Aishah Atam, who has been found guilty...

Drug trafficking: New bill removes need for prosecutors’ approval, facilitates judges’ sentencing discretion

Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture (Madpet) welcomes the fact that the government has amended the bill to amend section 39B of the Dangerous...

Accused have right to know all material details of criminal charge

Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture (Madept) states that since the four other suspects in the murder of Kim Jong Nam have now been...

Myanmar must protect civilians in Rakhine, address roots of conflict

We, the undersigned civil society organisations, people’s organisations and individuals, affirm our belief in people's right to self-identification, and the primacy of dialogue and...

Abolish Poca, other detention without trial laws

We, the 36 undersigned civil society organisations, trade unions and groups,are perturbed to hear that 142 juveniles have been arrested under the Prevention of...

No room for mob rule in loving constitutional monarchy

We, the following NGOs, condemn strongly the threats and harassment targeting Zaid Ibrahim for his Twitter comments on constitutional monarchy. We staunchly defend constitutional...

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