Investigate alleged censorship and journalist's termination, public invited to join event on 28 May

Posted on Friday, May 14th, 2010

The contract of Chow Z Lam, the producer of the recently axed Bakun dam documentary was terminated by RTM on 13 May. In the following joint statement, civil societies demanded for public inquiry and invited members of the public to join force on 28 May to protest political interference and censorship in the media industry.

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NGOs condemn churches attack

Posted on Sunday, January 10th, 2010

In the following joint statement more than a hundred NGOs condemns the attacks of churches since 8 January following the protests against the usage of the word "Allah" by non-Christians. Media reports that as of 10 January six churches were attacked with petrol bombs and paint.

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Civil Society’s Malaysia Day Message – New Nationalism: Freedom with Empowering Peace

Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

In the following joint statement, more than fifty civil society organizations spelt out a framework for a new national discourse which embodies diversity and dissent and the rejection of political violence as the true signs of nationhood.


Civil Society Joint Merdeka Message: The Cow-Head Lesson for Merdeka: Delegitimize Violence and Hatr

Posted on Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

The Centre for Independent Journalism supports civil society in expressing outrage at the cow-head protest against the relocation plan for a temple in Shah Alam and call for all Malaysians to delegitimize violence and hatred.


Do not evade calls for Royal Commission on Teoh's death

Posted on Friday, July 24th, 2009

More civil society groups have come forward since 17 July to call for a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate the cause of Teoh Beng Hock's death. They rejected the Cabinet's decision on 22 July to form an RCI limited to probe the MACC procedures and leaving the task of investigating Teoh's passing to [...]


Civil society urge for a Royal Commission to investigate Teo's death

Posted on Friday, July 17th, 2009

The death of Teo Beng Hock, the 30-year-old assistant of DAP exco Ean Yong Hian Wah, must be investigated by a Royal Commission of Inquiry, say ten civil societies in the following joint statement. The civil societies also raise five questions concerning the mysterious circumstances around Teo's demise, which the police has classified as "sudden [...]


Release immediately and unconditionally all political prisoners in Burma

Posted on Friday, June 19th, 2009

Civil society organizations around Southeast Asia, including CIJ calls for the release of all Burmese political prisoners and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been imprisoned and put under house arrest intermittently since 1989, in a joint statement below. Aung San Suu Kyi turned 64 years old on 19 June and the date [...]

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Coalition: Dirty politics cost the people a good state rep

Posted on Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

The Coalition of Good Governance condemns the invasion of privacy of the Bukit Lanjan's assembly woman, Elizabeth Wong. As nude photographs of her were circulated to the public, Elizabeth Wong offers her resignation on 17 Feb. CGG urges, along with her many supporters, that the resignation not be accepted in view of her commendable track [...]


Police must guarantee Jerit cyclists' right to enter Parliament

Posted on Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

A group of people who went on a cycling tour across the peninsular to raise awareness on national issues were arrested, interrogated, held for hours in police station and their bicycles torched by arsonists. Among them are two parliamentarians who supported the exercise. At first, police said their arrest is due to illegal assembly. Then, [...]


Apologize for short story, says civil society groups (statement in Malay)

Posted on Saturday, October 25th, 2008