CIJ: Stop targeting critics

Posted on Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is deeply concerned about the targeted condemnation against a network of women's rights organisations.The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) has been raising questions over the absence of human rights standards in a recent Syariah court decision to whip a woman for consuming alcohol. JAG has also called [...]

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Police abusing its role in going after BN critics

Posted on Monday, May 25th, 2009

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) strongly protests the continuing police arrests and a related raid at the headquarters of opposition party, the Democratic Action Party (DAP) to eliminate critical expression about the political crisis in Perak state.

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International pressure group protest 'OneBlack Malaysia' clampdown

Posted on Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

The New York based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has written to Prime Minister Najib Razak to express concern with the mass arrest of those involved, directly or indirectly, with the 'One Black Malaysia' campaign. Although all of them have been released, CPJ is critical of the inconsistency between Najib's 'OneMalaysia' and actual actions by [...]

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Update: Wong Chin Huat remand order extended to 8 May

Posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Police has obtained another remand order to detain Wong Chin Huat, spokeperson for poll reform coalition Bersih and chairman of Writers' Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI) for three days, for alleged offence under the Sedition Act. Early on, Wong was expected to be released on 6 May after the one day remand order expired. Wong [...]

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Update: PAS Vice President, PKR Youth Chief arrested.

Posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

The Vice President of the Pan Islamic Party (Malay acronym-PAS), Mat Sabu and PKR supreme council member Badrul Hisham were arrested on the late afternoon of 6 May. Like Wong Chin Huat, who is still under remand since yesterday, both were involved in organizing mass civil disobedience over the BN take over of Perak. Mat [...]

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CIJ condemns government's intimidation against media and electoral reform activist

Posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) condemns the arrest and remand of media and electoral reform activist, Wong Chin Huat yesterday over strong calls against the Barisan Nasional's takeover of the state of Perak and refusal to call for fresh elections there following the political crisis since February.

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Government urged to stop crushing dissent

Posted on Sunday, March 8th, 2009

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is concerned about the arrests of protesters who attempted to march to the royal palace on 7 March. The protesters want the national language to be used to teach all subjects in national schools.

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Special Article: Debate on royalty powers draw attacks and threats in Malaysia

Posted on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Police reports, bullets in the mail, angry protestsa and police interrogations. These are threats that have been expressed and carried out against individuals who have commented and criticised the monarchical heads in Malaysia, the latter who seem to have garnered more media attention as newsmakers and opinion leaders in the last two years.

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CIJ welcomes activist's acquittal after 13 years of charges of publishing false news

Posted on Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) expresses its support and happiness at the acquittal of activist Irene Fernandez of the charge of maliciously publishing false news pertaining to conditions at immigration detention centres. However, we share her sentiments that the acquittal was a result of the prosecution' s decision not to fight the appeal, and [...]

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Another ban, another loss for expression

Posted on Thursday, October 16th, 2008

The Centre for Independent Journalism is concerned about the recent decision by the Home Ministry to ban the movement, Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) which submitted its application for registration last October. The decision was announced by the Home Affairs Minister Syed Hamid Albar on October 15.

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