Public should throw support behind media on the Lingam video inquiry findings

Posted on Saturday, May 17th, 2008

CIJ and WAMI call for the retraction of police report on three dailies and for the public to support journalists who dare to be brave to report the truth. The Legal Affairs Division of the Prime Minister's Department has lodged a police report against The Star, New Straits Times and Berita Harian for reporting on [...]

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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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Toll agreement: Citizens have right to know

Posted on Friday, February 9th, 2007

The KL-Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KL-SCAH) demands a Freedom of Information Act and condemns the OSA charges against the opposition leaders who revealed the toll concession agreement.

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Malaysia: Access to Information and the Environment Report Launched

Posted on Thursday, February 8th, 2007

In the aftermath of the worst floods to hit Malaysia for thirty years, ARTICLE 19 and the Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ) will today launch a spearheading report entitled A Haze of Secrecy: Access to Environmental Information in Malaysia.

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Release all agreements: Repeal the OSA and implement a Freedom of Information Act

Posted on Friday, February 2nd, 2007

We, the undersigned members of the National Coalition for a Freedom of Information Act, call upon the Government to release all agreements between itself and highway concessionaires and to drop the summonses against Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, Ronnie Liu Tian Khiew, Dr. Hatta Ramli, and Chua Tian Chiang for releasing one of these agreements.


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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CIJ welcomes release of API figures

Posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

The Centre for Independent Journalism welcomes the Cabinet decision to release the Air Pollution Index figures.


DOE gets an OSA rap on the knuckles, CIJ says enact FOI

Posted on Friday, May 6th, 2005

The Centre for Independent Journalism is disappointed with the move by the Department of Environment to 'remind' its personnel of their obligations under the Official Secrets Act, which could result in further blackout of information available to the public.


Australia: Journalist's body call for open and transparent board appointments at public broadcaster

Posted on Monday, February 28th, 2005

A statement looking at problems with the process of appointing to the governing body of a state-owned broadcaster in Australia – useful contrast to the Malaysian state of affairs!

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USM gag order perverts natural justice

Posted on Friday, November 26th, 2004

Disciplinary hearings in institutions of higher learning should be open to all concerned parties; case in point: the hearing on USM student Soh Sook Hwa.

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