Joint Statement: Consultation before Amendments: Keep the Internet Free

Joint Action Group for Gender Equality “Consultation before Amendments: Keep the Internet Free” 16 May 2016 The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) is gravely concerned over the proposal to amend the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA). We believe, based on reports of the proposed amendments and the escalating suppression of freedom of […]

Stop Censoring Information

Stop Censoring Information Media Statement, 26 February 2016 Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is outraged at the blocking of The Malaysian Insider by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). We are alarmed that this is only the latest manifestation of an ongoing and worsening trend of Internet censorship in Malaysia. Section 3(3) of the […]

Sedition Act Amendments a Betrayal of Democratic Process

Sedition Act Amendments a Betrayal of Democratic Process 10 April 2015 Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is outraged and disappointed by the manner with which amendments to the Sedition Act 1948 and the Prevention of Terrorism Act were rushed through Parliament. Major pieces of legislation with far-reaching consequences should go through extensive consultation with all […]

Freedom of Expression is not a Threat

Freedom of Expression is not a Threat 18 December 2014 Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is outraged by the fine imposed by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) against BFM radio station, over an interview with Reza Aslan in 2013. Reza Aslan was giving an opinion in his capacity as a scholar of Islam […]

No to pre-censorship of films and videos

No to pre-censorship of films and videos We, the  112  undersigned  civil society groups, trade unions and organisations are shocked that the Malaysian government, after the recent general election has resorted to charging human rights defender Lena Hendry on Sept 19, 2013 for being involved in the screening of a documentary ‘No Fire Zone: The […]