Oral Statement Delivered at the 29th UN Human Rights Council

Oral Statement Delivered at the 29th UN Human Rights Council for the Association for Progressive Communications and Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) 18 June 2015, under Agenda Item 3   Thank you, Mr. President. The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) welcome the reports of the Special Rapporteurs. We call […]

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 […]

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 […]

9 Pertuduhan Terhadap Zunar Adalah Bukti Salah Guna Kuasa Kerajaan

3 April 2015 For immediate release 9 PERTUDUHAN TERHADAP ZUNAR ADALAH BUKTI SALAH GUNA KUASA KERAJAAN Gerakan Hapus Akta Hasutan(GHAH) mengutuk sekeras-kerasnya tindakan kerajaan mengenakan sembilan pertuduhan Akta Hasutan terhadap kartunis politik Zulkifly Anwar Ul Haque atau lebih dikenali dengan nama penanya Zunar. Tindakan ini dilihat sebagai satu percubaan untuk menyekat kebebasan bersuara rakyat Malaysia […]

GHAH urges Twitter users to report the IGP to Twitter for harassment

23 March 2015 For immediate release GHAH urges Twitter users to report the IGP to Twitter for harassment Gerakan Hapus Akta Hasutan (GHAH) today launches a campaign, urging Twitter users to report the Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar to Twitter for harassment following months of threatening behaviour online. Since the crackdown under the […]

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, […]

Malaysia Day Statement

Malaysia Day Statement 16 September 2014 Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) wishes Malaysia a happy 51st birthday. We are saddened, however, that the exercise of nation-building and our collective sense of nationhood are not yet truly reflective of the diversity of our people. The heavy-handed crackdown by the authorities through the Sedition Act is only […]