Banning Books Closes Malaysian Minds, Ministry Reviews Wanted for Accountability

Posted on Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

Writers Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI) objects the banning of the 18 books related to religion and religious studies, as this is another instance of the state's interference in the market of ideas and thoughts, to suppress one opinion for the prevalence of another. WAMI urges the Internal Security Ministry to publish at once its [...]

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World Press Freedom Day gig a success

Posted on Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

About 300 showed up for Centre for Independent Journalism, (CIJ)'s inaugural World Press Freedom Day Celebrations at Central Market over the weekend. The two-day event starting June 3 featured live music performances by 22 local bands, who performed for free in support of freedom of expression. CIJ Executive Director, Sonia Randhawa said the event was [...]

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MPs welcome proposal on Parliamentary committee on press freedom and freedom of expression

Posted on Friday, May 26th, 2006

Seven Members of Parliament (MP), including one from the ruling party Barisan Nasional have expressed support to the idea of forming a Parliamentary Select Committee on Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression.

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APA Press Statement on Lelaki Komunis Terakhir

Posted on Monday, May 22nd, 2006

Artis Pro Activ (APA) is concerned by the banning of Amir Muhammad's film "Lelaki Komunis Terakhir" by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The organisation feels that this is again another example of the increasing curtailment of Freedom of Expression in Malaysia.

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Announcement: Parliamentary debates available online

Posted on Friday, May 5th, 2006

There are several videos on parliamentary debates available online at the DAP TV site. I think it is very important for all Malaysians to promote the videos. And it is much more effective to direct them to the videos put up on YouTube or Google Video. There is unlimited bandwith, people can comment and embed [...]


Obituary: Veteran Journalist and Pioneer Online Activist Dies

Posted on Friday, April 28th, 2006

MGG Pillai passed away at the age of 67 this morning in Kuala Lumpur due to heart complications. Well known for his sharp but witty political commentaries, this veteran journalist of 30 years was one of the first in Malaysia to take advantage of the Internet as a medium for advocacy based communications and independent [...]