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The right to speak out

A recent vigil to protest agains the arrest of an activist

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Several protests were held under the #Lawan movement over the past few weeks. In the lead up to the main protest, a few dozen activists were called in for questioning.

BFM speaks with Thomas Fann, chairperson of Bersih 2.0; Zaid Malek, coordinator of Lawyers for Liberty, and PJ Thum, managing director of New Naratif.

They talk about the importance of protests, the freedom to speak up and how protests have effected change in Southeast Asia.

Produced by: Tasha Fusil, Loo Juosie and Alia Zefri
Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn and Sharmilla Ganesan

Recorded on 30 July 2021

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AGENDA RAKYAT - Lima perkara utama
  1. Tegakkan maruah serta kualiti kehidupan rakyat
  2. Galakkan pembangunan saksama, lestari serta tangani krisis alam sekitar
  3. Raikan kerencaman dan keterangkuman
  4. Selamatkan demokrasi dan angkatkan keluhuran undang-undang
  5. Lawan rasuah dan kronisme
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