Immediate moratorium on use of Sedition Act crucial, pending repeal

The Malaysian Bar is heartened by Minister of Communications and Multimedia Gobind Singh Deo’s statement that the repeal of the Sedition Act 1948 “should...

Conviction of Fahmi Reza over Najib clown caricature is contrary to constitution

This decision sets a dangerous and bad precedent and is a serious setback to democratic discourse in the country, writes N Surendran. I refer to...

Kerajaan perlu kaji semula gaji minimum

Berikut ialah memorandum bersama menuntut kaji semula gaji minimum yang diserahkan oleh Gabungan Bantah RM1,050 kepada kerajaan persekutuan pada 17 Oktober 2018. Two minggu...

As summit gets underway, Asean needs to get its act together

Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (Patriot) would like to express our views on three key issues as the Asean summit gets underway. The Asean summit in...

Death penalty, whipping never the solution to combating corruption, other crimes

The Malaysian Bar unequivocally opposes the recent proposal, mooted by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and various other parties, to introduce the death penalty and...

Government must fulfil promise to abolish ‘mandatory death by hanging in all acts’

On 10 October 2018, the 16th World Day Against the Death Penalty, Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture (Madpet) wants to remind the Malaysian...

Makes us proud at Geneva UN review of Malaysia’s human rights record

The new government must demonstrate its commitment to human rights, justice and the rule of law by abolishing the death penalty, the Sedition Act...

Malaysia must reject caning, an archaic, inhumane form of punishment

The proposal to implement caning on those found guilty of corruption would directly violate the absolute prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or...

UN expert says child marriages must end

A UN human rights expert has urged Malaysian authorities to redouble their efforts to end child marriages and to establish a robust non-discriminatory child...

Sisters in Islam’s case a victory as it returns to High Court

The Federal Court on 25 September instructed the fatwa case against Sisters in Islam (SIS) to be returned to the High Court and heard...

Federal Court decision creates chilling effect on public discourse

The Malaysian Bar refers to the recent decision of the Federal Court in the case of Chong Chieng Jen v Government of State of...

CIJ calls for urgent repeal of the Sedition Act

The Centre for Independent Journalism is appalled that once again we have to issue a statement urging Pakatan Harapan MPs not to call for...
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