Media Statements

As part of our communications strategy, EMPOWER engages with the public, and other civil society organisations on issues that matter to us through the media.

 

All statements are free to be downloaded in PDF format and distributed in print or digital.

 


 

21 Dec 2016

  • Joint Statement: “Accusations of Foreign Intervention Unfounded”

 

18 Oct 2016 

  • Joint Statement: “Prosecute Those Who Make Death Threats Against Human Rights Defenders and Their Families”
  • Kenyataan Bersama: “Ambil Tindakan Segera Terhadap Individu-Individu Yang Membuat Ancaman Bunuh Terhadap Pembela Hak Asasi Manusia Serta Keluarga Mereka”

 

23 Sept 2016

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

 

19 Aug 2016

  • “EMPOWER Menyokong Anak Muda Dalam Penggerakan Mobilisasi Besar-besaran #TangkapMO1” by Angela M. Kuga Thas
  • “Idamkan Pingat Emas Olimpik? Janakuasa Atlet Wanita” by Rizal Rozhan

 

7 June 2016

  • “Wanita berhak turut serta secara bebas dalam sistem demokrasi Malaysia” by Janatharni Arumugam

 

May 12 2016

  • Joint Statement: “Consultation Before Amendments: Keep The Internet Free”

 

8 Mar 2016

  • “Political Participation: Parity, Inclusiveness, Diversity” by Janatharni Arumugam

 

26 Feb 2016

  • “Stop Censoring Information” by Janatharni Arumugam

 

12 Jan 2016

  • “Government Must Not Violate Our Freedom of Expression And Privacy Online” by Janatharni Arumugam

 

5 Nov 2015

  • “Sexism and Bigotry in Parliament Must Be Censured” by Janatharni Arumugam

 

19 Aug 2015

  • Joint Statement: “Call to Malaysian Government: End threats to press freedom and freedom of expression online”

 

12 June 2015

  • Joint Statement: “Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) Statement on Marital Rape”

 

21 May 2015

  • Joint Statement: “Police Must Take Rape Threats Seriously” by Janatharni Arumugam & Michelle Yesudas

 

29 April 2015

  • “Stop Harassing Activists and Human Rights Defenders” by Janatharni Arumugam

 

10 April 2015

  • “Sedition Act Amendments a Betrayal of Democratic Process” by Janatharni Arumugam

 

8 Mar 2015

  • “International Women’s Day 2015: Stepping Up Equality” by Janatharni Arumugam

 

24 Feb 2015

  • Kenyataan Bersama: “Hentikan Salah Guna Kuasa, Hormati Kebebasan Bersuara”

 

9 Feb 2015

  • “JAIS Sermon Perpetuates Rape Myths”

 

18 Dec 2014

  • “Freedom of Expression is not a Threat”

 

8 Dec 2014

  • Joint Statement: “Stop the Amendments and Repeal the Destitute Persons Act 1977”
  • Kenyataan Bersama: “Hentikan Pindaan dan Mansuh Akta Orang-Orang Papa 1977”

 

16 Oct 2014

  • Joint Statement: “#MediaNetAsia14 Organisers’ Statement on the Sedition Act”

 

17 Sept 2014

  • “The Truth is Out: Gender Discrimination Still Entrenched in PAS”

 

16 Sept 2014

  • Malaysia Day Statement

 

31 Aug 2014

  • Joint Merdeka Statement

 

21 Aug 2014

  • Joint Statement: “Resolve Selangor Crisis, Seize Opportunity to Make History”

 

15 Aug 2014

  • Kenyataan Bersama: “Permintaan Penjelasan dan Perkembangan Isu Warga Miskin Kota”

 

25 Jul 2014

  • “MP Siti Zailah Yusof’s Insensitive and Irresponsible Statements”

 

15 Jul 2014

  • “Sexism is not a Malaysian Culture” by Janatharni Arumugam

 

8 Jul 2014

  • Joint Statement: “Abolish Destitute Persons Act 1977”
  • Kenyataan Gabungan: “Mansuhkan Akta Orang-Orang Papa 1977”

 

2 Jul 2014

  • “Revoke Diplomatic Immunity for Sexual Assault”

 

28 May 2014

  • Joint Statement: “Moving Forward on Women in Politics”
  • Kenyataan Bersama: “Wanita Dalam Politik: Hala Tuju Ke Hadapan”
  • 联合声明: “让女性在政治中昂首前行”

 

22 May 2014

  • “Electoral Politics is No Place for Sexism”

 

9 May 2014

  • ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ ASEAN People’s Forum: “Malaysian Government Undermines ASEAN Process”

 

21 April 2014

  • International Women’s Day 2014: “Wanita Peneraju Perubahan”

 

17 April 2014

  • Obituary: “In pace requiescat et in amore: Liz O’ Sullivan”

 

3 April 2014

  • Obituary: “We Shall Overcome: Remembering Irene Fernandez”

 

7 Mar 2014

  • International Women’s Day 2014: “Inspiring Women’s Political Participation”

 

7 Feb 2014

  • Joint Statement: “Free Speech, Not Hate Speech”

 

28 Jan 2014

  • Joint Statement: “Protect Human Rights Defenders in Malaysia”

 

23 Jan 2013

  • “Stop Selective Persecution: Right to Freedom of Expression”

 

29 Aug 2013

  • Letter to the Editor: “Women’s Empowerment?”

 

13 Aug 2013

  • “Ending Child Abuse Requires A Strong Political Will”

 

20 May 2013

  • “Women’s Representation is still too low”

 

12 Apr 2013

  • “Where are Malaysia’s Women in GE13?”

 

7 Nov 2012

  • Joint Statement: “String of Harrassment against Human Rights Defenders Must Stop!”

 

4 June 2011