The possible crossover by Barisan Nasional Members of Parliament to Pakatan Rakyat

Posted on Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Eleven civil society groups jointly issued a statement in conjunction with the 45th anniversary of the formation of Malaysia. In particular, the eleven groups outline their stand in regards to the Pakatan Rakyat's stated plan to take over the BN-led government through crossover of members of parliament.

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Human rights group Suaram launches report card for 2007

Posted on Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Human rights watchdog, SUARAM reports that the state of human rights in Malaysia has gone from "bad to worse", and freedom of expression and information have not seen improvements.

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Violence against journalists must stop

Posted on Monday, June 16th, 2008

Civil society groups have come together to urge the journalists' association, police and the government to ensure the safety of journalists following another attack on 11 June, when thirty people assaulted a reporter from the Sin Chew Daily who was on duty covering a road accident.

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Malaysia's shameful ranking amongst the World's bottom 30% in Press Freedom

Posted on Thursday, May 1st, 2008

The Writers Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI) stresses that media freedom must be made amongst the top priority in the post-March 8 democratization agenda.

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CSI-Parliament wishes good luck to endorsees of its principles

Posted on Thursday, March 6th, 2008

As Malaysians go to vote tomorrow, the Civil Society Initiative for Parliamentary Reforms wishes all 16 candidates who have endorsed its mission statement and Operation Private Members Bills a positive outcome.

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Tuesdays with no newspapers, urge boycott organisers

Posted on Monday, January 28th, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR: Tuesdays have been declared a paper-free day by the Committee to Boycott the Mainstream Media to send a message that the people want honest and credible reporting in light of misinformation and dishonest news.

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Leafleting on International Right to Know Day

Posted on Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Twenty members and volunteers of civil society groups today distributed 11,000 leaflets on various social justice issues within two hours here today.The joint leafleting activity involving several NGOs was held in conjunction with the International Right to Know Day that falls on 28 September every year to raise citizens' awareness on their right of access [...]

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CIJ echoes GMI's protest on ISA against online critics

Posted on Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

On July 9th, an UMNO official, Mohamad Norza Zakaria reportedly called for bloggers who criticizes government leaders to be arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA). The statement came after blogger Tian Chua, who is also an opposition party leader for the People Justice Party, published a digitally manipulated photo featuring the deputy Prime Minister [...]

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Indict Zulkipli, says Aliran

Posted on Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

It is absurd that Malaysians are asked to put up with an anti-corruption agency (ACA) chief who is saddled with corruption charges himself, said Aliran in a media statement.

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Government urged to postpone Ethnic Relations module, groups cited transparency issue

Posted on Monday, January 29th, 2007

Civil society groups disagreed with government's approval of the the new Ethnic Relation module without calling for public participation in the drafting process. The module should be given another two months in order for the public to fill in the vacumm, the groups urged in their joint statement.

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