With more and more fellow Malaysians facing investigation and charges under the Sedition Act, 128 civil society organizations have expressed grave concerns and endorsed the need to launch a concerted campaign to abolish the draconian Sedition Act 1948 in a joint statement on 5 September 2014.
Gerakan Hapus Akta Hasutan (GHAH) will be officially officially launched on the eve of the Malaysia Day and the International Day of Democracy:
Date : 15 September 2014 (Monday)
Time : 8.30 pm – 11.00 pm
Venue : Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
(No. 1, Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur)
Victims of the Sedition Act 1948 and their family members have been invited to attend the launch of GHAH. They will be speaking about their persecution under the Sedition Act.
Also invited as speakers are civil society leaders such as national literature laureate Pak Samad Said and former president of Bar Council, Dato Ambiga Sreenevasan.
GHAH will also announce its campaign plan and activities during the launch.
“Let’s extend our solidarity support to all the victims of the Sedition Act 1948 and defend our collective right to freedom of expression and opinion, We simply cannot allow the citizenry to be cowed into silence by the archaic Sedition Act.”
If you would like to jump in and help GHAH and the #MansuhAktaHasutan campaign, you can:
1. Attend the official launch of GHAH on 15 September 2014.
2. Share the invitation to your family members, friends and colleagues
3. Mobilize your circles to join the launch and the campaign to abolish the Sedition Act.
Don’t forget to flood Twitter and Facebook with #MansuhAktaHasutan, and show that we refuse to be silenced by the Sedition Act: raise your voice through Thunderclap!
For inquiries on the launch, please contact Suaram at +603 77843525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.