Press Statements

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Civil Society Joint Statement on Malaysia Day 2010: Malaysia – A Promise of Fraternity through Freedom

September 16, 2010

When the peoples of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore came together in 1963, Malaysia was a promise of freedom and fraternity, that all the children of this land would love and support each other to develop and progress. A Promise […]

IRF Stand on the Issue of Non-Muslims Entering Mosques || 1 September 2010

September 1, 2010

The issue of non-Muslims entering mosques has received wide media coverage when Serdang member of parliament, Teo Nie Ching visited Surau al_Huda in Kajang to deliver Ramadan’s aid in her constituency. Some view non-Muslims to be “un-clean” to enter such […]

Desecration Of Surau in Negeri Sembilan Only Unites Malaysians

August 24, 2010

1. We the undersigned NGOs condemn the desecration of the Surau in Taman Pulai Impian, Sikamat, Seremban, which reportedly happened in the wee hours of August 23 (Monday). 2. The perpetrator(s) has committed a heinous crime but in no way […]

Stop Political Intervention into and Self-Censorship in the Media Industry

May 3, 2010

Memorandum by Malaysians Demanding Press Freedom 2010 3rd May 2010 The World’s Bottom 30% in Press Freedom Malaysia is not only trapped in the middle-income group, but also in the world’s bottom 30% of countries in respect of press freedom. […]

Press Conference on Freedom of Expression

March 31, 2010

We, the Islamic Renaissance Front would like to reiterate the fact that human dignity is a fundamental issue in Islam. The Qur’an reads: “Now, indeed, We have conferred dignity on the children of Adam” [17:70]. All the children of Adam, […]

Civil Society Joint Statement on the 2nd Anniversary of March 8 2008 General Elections

March 8, 2010

Two years ago, Malaysians wrote history by weakening UMNO/Barisan Nasional’s electoral one-party state. For the first time since independence, the ruling coalition lost its two-third parliamentary majority and a total of five states were ruled by the opposition parties. As […]

On the Flogging of Muslim Women

March 5, 2010

We read the news about a police report being lodged against Sisters in Islam (SIS) by the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (MAIS) on the current controversy involving whipping of Muslim women under the Syari’ah laws with trepidation.We would like to […]

Joint Statement of Civil Society – Malaysia Will Not Bow to Acts of Violence

January 9, 2010

We the undersigned Malaysian civil society groups from different spiritual, cultural and ideological backgrounds condemn unconditionally in the strongest possible terms the arson against at least three churches following the controversy over the use of the word Allah.We express our […]

121 NGOs Join Hands to Condemn Church Attacks

January 9, 2010

One hundred and twenty-one civil society movements today issued a joint statement condemning the arson attack on three churches in the Klang Valley yesterday. Out of the 121 signatories, some 20 were present at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur […]

The Cow-Head Lesson for Merdeka: Delegitimize Violence and Hatred

August 30, 2009

We, the undersigned civil society organizations are shocked, angered and saddened by the “Cow-Head protest” in Shah Alam last Friday, 28 August 09, against a proposed Hindu temple in Section 23 of the city. The carrying of the head of […]