Stand up for Suaram

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Dozens of NGOs have rallied around Suaram to express solidarity with the human rights group, which finds itself under siege.

We, the undersigned NGOs, wish to invite all Malaysians who support the promotion and protection of basic human rights to join the ‘Stand up for Suaram’ campaign (which was launched on 18 September).

The campaign is aimed at mobilising support for SUARAM in the face of the unjust persecution launched against them by the government, which persists in investigating the human rights organisation in unprofessional and irregular ways beginning early July.

Organisations both within Malaysia and around the world have recognized SUARAM as a key NGO that constantly pushes for greater awareness of human rights in our country. Yet our government appears intent on harassing them, seemingly due to the ongoing Scorpene submarine investigations which are taking place in France. However, as we stated last week, the authorities should focus on ensuring that justice and integrity prevail in the Scorpene investigations, instead of trying to shoot the messenger.

SUARAM has given its full cooperation to the investigations and has thus far only been rewarded with an even greater amount of unwarranted prosecution from government agencies who surely have many more important public interest issues to focus on.

Thus, we ask that the public stands up in solidarity with SUARAM, to counter the many half-truths being reported in the government-controlled media. We also hope to see a strong show of support at the launch, which will be held at the agency which begin the witch-hunt against SUARAM, the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM).

Other ways to support SUARAM are:

1) Add this PicBadge [],

2) ‘Like’ the FB page [],

3) Tweet your support using the hashtag #StandUp4SUARAM and please follow @StandUp4SUARAM

4) Email your stories of how SUARAM has helped you/someone you know [[email protected]]

For more information, please contact E. Nalini : 019 375 8912

Thank you

Signed and supported by:

528 Media Action Group
Academy of Tamil Studies
All Women’s Action Society (AWAM)
Angkatan Nasional India Malaysia (AGNI)
Angkatan Warga Aman Malaysia(WargaAMAN)
Association of Women Lawyers (AWL)
Bersihkan Malaysia Perth
Borneo Resources Institute, Malaysia
Bruno Manser Foundation (BMF)
Center for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC)
Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ)
Centre for Policy Initiative (CPI)
Child Development Initiative
Civil Right Committee KLSCAH
Coalition of Kelantan NGOs
Community Action Network (CAN)
Community Development Centre (CDC)
Council of Temples Malaysia
Friends in Conversation (FIC)
Friends of Kota Damansara
Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia (GBM)
Gabungan Mansuhkan ISA (GMI)
Global Bersih
Group of Concerned Citizens
Himpunan Hijau
Indian Malaysian Active Generation (IMAGE)
Indigenous People Development Centre (IPDC)
Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF)
Japan Graduates’ Association of Malaysia
Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli Semenanjung Malaysia (JKOASM)
Jaringan Orang Asal Baram
Jaringan Orang Asal Se-Malaysia (JOAS)
Jaringan Rakyat Tertindas (JERIT)
Jawatankuasa Bertindak Hak Kg. Spaoh-Benat
Jawatankuasa Bertindak Melindungi Hak Kawasan Penduduk Tutoh-Apoh
Jawatankuasa Bertindak Rumah Ampau
Jawatankuasa Tindakan Rakyat Baram (JTRB)
Jingga 13
JKKK Pusat Krokong.
JKKK Pusat Jagoi
Kampung Bukit Limau-Sungai Nat
Kampung Bukit Peninjau
Kill the Bill
Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall Youth Section
Lawyers for Liberty (LFL)
LLG (Lim Lian Geok) Cultural Developement Centre Berhad Melaka
LLG Cultural Development Centre
Malaysia Youth & Student Democratic Movement (DEMA)
Malaysian Association of Indian University Graduates
Malaysian Indian Development Association
Malaysian Indian Historical Association
Malaysian Indian Youth Development Foundation
Malaysian Indians Progressive Association (MIPAS)
Malaysian Indians Transformation Action Team (MITRA)
Malaysian Youth Care Association (PRIHATIN)
Malaysians for Beng Hock
Muslim Professionals Forum (MPF)
MyOverseasVote (MOV)
National Human Rights Society (HAKAM)
Negeri Sembilan Chinese Assembly Hall (NSCAH)
Northern Green Youth
OHMSI (Oriental Hearts and Mind Study Institute)
Pahang Raub Ban Cyanide in Gold Mining Action Committee (BCAC)
Pekan Kenowit
People’s Green Coalition
People’s Welfare and Rights Coalition (POWER)
Perak Women for Women (PWW)
Persahabatan Semparuthi
Persatuan Alumni PBTUSM KL & Selangor
Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (Empower)
Persatuan Komuniti Prihatin Selangor & KL
Persatuan Masyarakat Selangor & Wilayah Persekutuan (PERMAS)
Persatuan Penduduk Balingan Satu (PPBS)
Persatuan Sahabat Wanita
Persatuan Seni Rumah Air Panas KL
Persekutuan Alumni Han Chiang Pulau Pinang
Pertubuhan IKRAM Malaysia (IKRAM)
Pertubuhan Rakyat JGPT TONGOD
Pertubuhan Rakyat ALAB LANAS
Pertubuhan Rakyat BALAT-KUAMUT
Pertubuhan Rakyat G14 TELUPID
Pertubuhan Rakyat G5 MANGKAWAGO
Pertubuhan Rakyat G5 SIMBUAN
Pertubuhan Rakyat G5 ULU TOMANI
Pertubuhan Rakyat G8 KOMOKITUKOD
Pertubuhan Rakyat GOMPITO
Pertubuhan Rakyat KAWAKAHAN
Pertubuhan Rakyat MAMAKAT
Pertubuhan Rakyat MONGOPUD
Pertubuhan Rakyat MONUNGKUS
Pertubuhan Rakyat MUKAKAS
Pertubuhan Rakyat NAMBAYAN
Pertubuhan Rakyat NOKIIKITO
Pertubuhan Rakyat PIROTON DAGALING
Pertubuhan Rakyat PUSAKAG
Pertubuhan Rakyat SINUNGKALANGAN
Pertubuhan Rakyat TINIPOT
Pertubuhan Rakyat TINUNGKUSAN
Pertubuhan Rakyat TONIBUNG
Research for Social Advancement (REFSA)
Rumah Rajang dan Tatu (RATA)
Sabah Women’s Action Resource Group
SABM Australia (SABMoz)
Sarawak Dayak Iban Association (SADIA)
Sarawak Indigenous Youths Network (SYIN)
Sarawak Keruan Organisation
Save Our Sungai Selangor (SOS Selangor)
Save Vui Kong Campaign
Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia (SABM)
Serdang Bharu School Alumni Youth Section
Serdang Bharu School Alumni Youth Section
Sibu Bersih
Sinui Pal Nanuk Sngik, Perak (SPNS)
Sisters in Islam (SIS)
Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM)
Solidariti Mahasiswa Malaysia (SMM)
The Association for the Promotion of Human Rights (PROHAM)
The Micah Mandate
United Chinese School Alumni Association of Malaysia (UCSAAM)
WADESA (Persatuan Wanita Desa Sarawak)
Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO)
World Tamil Federation – Malaysian Chapter
Writers’ Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI)

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19 Sep 2012 9.36pm

If there is no truth in suaram’s case in the french court, is it not logical to challenge them with all the resources at their disposal.

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