Joint Media Statement: Accusations of Foreign Intervention Unfounded

Media Statement: Accusations of Foreign Intervention Unfounded 21 December 2016 We, a group of concerned civil society organisations, condemn the attempts by the Malaysian government to discredit human rights work through the vilification of international funding for civil society. We are committed in our pursuit towards creating an enabling environment for democratic participation and good […]

#InternetKita: human rights online, one tweet at a time

EMPOWER together with SUARAM, Amnesty International Malaysia, UndiMsia! and Women’s Aid Organisation launched a Twitter campaign on internet rights under the hashtag #InternetKita, which took place from 5th to 10th December 2015, in conjunction with Human Rights Day and 16 Days of Activism. The campaign aimed to increase understanding and create conversations on human rights […]

Stop Harassing Activists and Human Rights Defenders

Stop Harassing Activists and Human Rights Defenders 29 April 2015 On 28th April 2015, the police arrested Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER)’s Executive Director, Maria Chin Abdullah, to question her over her involvement with #KitaLawan. She had been asked earlier to present herself at the Dang Wangi Police District Headquarters for questioning. A staff member […]

Hentikan Salah Guna Kuasa, Hormati Kebebasan Bersuara

KENYATAAN MEDIA BERSAMA KUMPULAN MASYARAKAT SIVIL 24 FEBUARI 2015 HENTIKAN SALAH GUNA KUASA, HORMATI KEBEBASAN BERSUARA Sejak Mei 2014 sehingga Febuari 2015, lebih 40 orang telah menjadi mangsa salah guna kuasa pihak Polis yang berselindung disebalik Akta Hasutan dan Kanun Keseksaan. Di antara mereka termasuklah pemimpin politik, peguam, aktivis sosial, aktivis anak muda, pendakwah agama, […]

We Shall Overcome: Remembering Irene Fernandez

We Shall Overcome: Remembering Irene Fernandez Media Statement, 3 April 2014 Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is deeply saddened by the passing of Irene Fernandez. Many of us knew her as a comrade and friend, stretching back years to the beginnings of our lives as activists and human rights defenders. Irene Fernandez has had a […]