Over the past month, the Sedition Act has been indiscriminately used in a new wave of political repression and terror whose targets have included elected representatives, lawyers, academics, journalists and activists.
On 5 September 2014, NGOs responded by forming the Abolish the Sedition Act Movement, or Gerakan Hapus Akta Hasutan (GHAH). A joint statement by GHAH was endorsed by 128 concerned organizations.
GHAH appeals urgently for donation from the public. The funds are needed for:
1. LEGAL AID – for urgent post bail and legal support to those who are charged under the Sedition Act. Bail amount could be up to RM5,000 per case.
(Note: Returned bail will be used to cover other legal expenses incurred during the case and public campaigning)
2. PUBLIC CAMPAIGNING – for launch of GHAH, nationwide roadshows, printing of publicity materials, and other events to call for the abolition of the Sedition Act.
GHAH urges concerned Malaysians to contribute RM50, RM100 or any other amount to support those who have been unjustly charged under the Sedition Act.
Donations can be made to the following bank account under the care of SUARAM:
Suara Inisiatif Sdn Bhd
(Account No: 3103 6094 09, Public Bank)
For donations via credit card, please visit: