Report on the Conference on the National Security Council Act 2016

On 7 June 2016, the National Security Council Act 2016 (NSC Act) was gazetted as law despite concerns raised by civil society, elected representatives, legal fraternity, military veterans, and the Conference of Rulers. Eight civil society organisations that came together as a coalition called #TakNakDiktator to oppose the NSC law, convened the Conference on the…

Letter from Special Rapporteurs of the United Nations Human Rights Council to the Government of Malaysia seeking clarification on use of Sedition Act

The letter, from 3 Special Rapporteurs of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to the Government of Malaysia concerns the arrest, detention, and charge under the Sedition Act 1948 brought against Eric Paulsen on 5 February 2015 and the arrest and detention of Zunar under the same act (Zunar was subsequently charged with nine counts…

MEMORANDUM KEPADA AHLI-AHLI DEWAN NEGARA BERKENAAN DENGAN RANG UNDANG-UNDANG MAJLIS KESELAMATAN NEGARA 2015

MEMORANDUM KEPADA AHLI-AHLI DEWAN NEGARA BERKENAAN DENGAN RANG UNDANG-UNDANG MAJLIS KESELAMATAN NEGARA 2015 15 DISEMBER 2015 Masyarakat sivil memandang berat Rang Undang-Undang Majlis Keselamatan Negara 2015 (Rang Undang-Undang MKN) yang diluluskan secara tergesa-gesa di Dewan Rakyat pada 3 Disember 2015. Rang Undang-Undang ini memberi kesan yang buruk kepada rakyat Malaysia dan merupakan ancaman yang belum…

MEMORANDUM ON THE PROPOSED NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL BILL 2015

MEMORANDUM ON THE PROPOSED NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL BILL 2015 Malaysian civil society organisations view with concern the proposed National Security Council Bill 2015 tabled in Parliament on Tuesday, 1.12.2015 for first reading. This Bill has dire consequences for the people of Malaysia. We object to the manner in which it is being rushed through Parliament.…

MEMORANDUM BERKENAAN CADANGAN RANG UNDANG-UNDANG MAJLIS KESELAMATAN NEGARA 2015

MEMORANDUM BERKENAAN CADANGAN RANG UNDANG-UNDANG MAJLIS KESELAMATAN NEGARA 2015 Masyarakat  sivil memandang berat dengan penuh keprihatinan berkenaan cadangan Rang Undang-undang Majlis Keselamatan Negara 2015 yang dibentangkan di Parlimen untuk bacaan pertama pada Selasa, 1 Disember 2015. Rang Undang-undang ini memberi kesan yang buruk kepada rakyat Malaysia. Kami membantah cara ianya sedang digegas di Parlimen supaya diluluskan.…

MEMORANDUM to the Attorney-General on the misuse of the Sedition Act 1948

MEMORANDUM to the Attorney-General on the misuse of the Sedition Act 1948 Handed over by the Abolish the Sedition Act Movement (GHAH) to the Attorney-General’s Chambers on 25th of November 2015 at the Attorney-General’s Chambers, No. 45, Persiaran Perdana, Presint 4, 62100 Putrajaya. Over the past months, there has been an alarming increase in investigations and prosecutions…

MEMORANDUM kepada Peguam Negara mengenai penyalahgunaan Akta Hasutan 1948

MEMORANDUM kepada Peguam Negara mengenai penyalahgunaan Akta Hasutan 1948 Diserahkan oleh Gerakan Hapus Akta Hasutan (GHAH) kepada Jabatan Peguam Negara pada 25 November 2015 di Jabatan Peguam Negara, No 45, Persiaran Perdana, Presint 4, 62100 Putrajaya. Sejak beberapa bulan yang lalu, terdapat peningkatan yang membimbangkan dalam siasatan dan pendakwaan di bawah Akta Hasutan 1948, yang…

Coroner Court’s Verdict in the Inquest of C. Sugumar

On 6 March 2015, Coroner Puan Rozita binti Bainon handed out an important judgement regarding the death of C. Sugumar, a death during police apprehension. C. Sugumar was chased down by a mob, was pinned down by police, had curry powder smeared on his face, two handcuffs were placed on him and he was stepped…

Coroner Court’s Verdict in the Inquest of Karuna Nithi

On 28 January 2015, the Coroner made a landmark finding into the cause of death of Karuna Nithi, who had died in police lockup on 1 June 2013. The learned coroner was satisfied that the cause of Karuna Nithi’s death was by a combination of unlawful acts and omissions by persons unknown. This finding was…