RSF appeals to King on Raja Petra's ISA detention

Posted on Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard wrote today to Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Al Mukhtafi Billah Shah, the king of Malaysia, asking him to intercede in the case of "RPK".

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RSF condemns "bad faith" in Raja Petra's habeas corpus hearing

Posted on Friday, October 24th, 2008

The following is Reporters Without Borders (RSF) criticism of Raja Petra's detention under Internal Security Act (ISA)

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Arrested for lodging police report-SUARAM's account for activist Cheng Lee Whee

Posted on Friday, October 24th, 2008

On 17 October, activist Cheng Lee Whee from human rights group SUARAM in Johor was arrested under the ISA, making her the fourth person nabbed under the law since September this year. Police said Cheng was detained because she was "spreading information that could cause fear among the people". However, as with the arrest of [...]

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Repeal ISA, free all detainees

Posted on Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) joins the Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA (Movement to Abolish ISA – GMI) in condemning the continued detention of vocal blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for two years. CIJ is deeply concerned that the detention would have triple effects: sending a chilling message to other bloggers, [...]

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Indonesian activists joined in protest against ISA arrests

Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Top activists from Indonesia issued a petition of protest to the Inspector General Police, Musa Hassan and Chair of the National Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM) Abu Talib Othman in regards to the spate of ISA arrests recently. Spearheaded by the Indonesian Front for Civil and Political Rights, the activists also has organized a demonstration outside [...]

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Journalist release welcomed, release others too

Posted on Monday, September 15th, 2008

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) called for the release of all who were arrested and detained under the ISA. The prolonged detention of them, including Raja Petra and opposition leader Teresa Kok would only worsen the crisis of credibility of the Abdullah administration and paint a scenario of complete reversal to what he promised [...]

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SEAPA condemns crackdown in Malaysia

Posted on Monday, September 15th, 2008

The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) condemns the arrest in Malaysia of an oppositionist and two writers and joins the international human rights community in warning against a further crackdown against dissent and free expression in Malaysia.

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Release Raja Petra

Posted on Friday, September 12th, 2008

The Centre for Independent (CIJ) and Writers Alliance (WAMI) condemn the arrest of prominent blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin under the Internal Security Act (ISA) as well as the threats issued against the media. A series of actions in the period of two days – the arrest, show cause letters issued to two dailies and an [...]

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Use of ISA condemned!

Posted on Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) and the Writers Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI) are deeply disturbed that the government has resorted to the draconian Internal Security Act (ISA) to arrest five leaders of Hindraf (Hindu Rights Action Force). The use of the ISA comes after three Hindraf leaders have been arrested and charged for [...]

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No to ISA against participants of public rallies

Posted on Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) condemns the Prime Minister's warning to use the Internal Security Act (ISA) to prevent future public rallies, after the Sunday rally organized by Hindraf which drew a reported crowd of 30 000, and the BERSIH rally earlier this month.

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