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 […]

Joint Statement: Death Threats Against Human Rights Defenders Must Be Addressed

Death Threats Against Human Rights Defenders Must Be Addressed Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG), 23 September 2016   The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) stands in solidarity with Maria Chin Abdullah, the chairperson of BERSIH 2.0, and denounces in the strongest terms the death threats made against her. Mohd Ali Baharom […]

EMPOWER Menyokong Anak Muda dalam Penggerakkan Mobilisasi Besar-besaran #TangkapMO1

Kenyataan Media: EMPOWER Menyokong Anak Muda dalam Penggerakkan Mobilisasi Besar-besaran #TangkapMalaysianOfficial1 (#TangkapMO1) 19 Ogos 2016 Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) menyokong penuh mobilisasi besar-besaran #TangkapMO1 oleh anak-anak muda kita, diketuai oleh Anis Syafiqah, yang bakal diadakan pada 27 Ogos. Jabatan Kehakiman (DOJ) Amerika Syarikat dalam sidang media mereka pada 20 Julai 2016, telah membuat kenyataan […]

Call to Malaysian government: End threats to press freedom and freedom of expression online

Joint Statement by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) 19 August 2015 Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) denounce proposed reforms that would require online news portals in Malaysia to be registered. The proposed changes announced on 6 August by the newly appointed […]

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 […]

International Women’s Day 2015: Stepping Up Equality

International Women’s Day 2015: Stepping Up Equality 4 March 2015 This year marks 20 years since the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995, as well as the 20th anniversary of Malaysia’s ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Today, while Malaysia has done an […]

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, […]