大馬撐香港，拒絕國安法。Malaysians Stand with Hong Kongers, Reject All Forms of Draconian Law
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Malaysians Stand with Hong Kongers, Reject All Forms of Draconian Law。
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We are a group of Malaysians who are concerned about the progress of democracy in Hong Kong. We strongly condemn the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for disregarding protests of the Hong Kong people and bypassing the Hong Kong Legislative Council to forcibly approve the highly unpopular national security law, thus sounding the death knell of the ‘one country, two systems’ principle.
The ‘Sino-British Joint Declaration’ clearly stipulates that except foreign and defence affairs which are the responsibilities of the Central People's Government, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) enjoys a high degree of autonomy: executive, legislative and independent judicial power and final adjudication. Both China and Britain acknowledge that the declaration is equally binding. Yet now, the CCP has become a farce among the international community after they openly violated the "Sino-British Joint Statement" and has failed to honour the spirit of the contract.
We strongly criticize the brutal and overbearing behaviour of the CCP that will certainly disrupt the international order. If states can violate international treaties and conventions as they please, the world will be in chaos or worse, in a state of war. We therefore can’t help but question the integrity of the Chinese government for making this hasty decision. For instance, if the Malaysian and the Chinese government have signed a treaty regarding the subject of sovereignty over the South China Sea some years down the road, will the CCP turn their back, walk away from the treaty, send warships into the region and openly challenge our state sovereignty, all in the name of self-interest?
CCP’s bullish attitude has upended the international order. Hence, we call on the international community to immediately sanction the CCP and, together, to protect freedom and democratic values that we have cherished and shared.
The former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping promised the Hong Kong people that Hong Kong will not change for 50 years. However, the fact that Hong Kong's autonomy has now vanished only 23 years after the transfer of sovereignty proved that any promise made by a totalitarian country to its people can't be relied upon.
The Hong Kong people have clearly and unambiguously shown their political will and anger through the Anti-Extradition Movement and the Hong Kong District Council elections held last year. The CCP did not learn from the lessons, but even tighten its grip on Hong Kong’s affairs. Therefore, we strongly condemn CCP’s shamelessness for trampling on the general will of Hong Kong people in exchange for preserving CCP’s regime and power.
We understand Hong Kong people’s fear for the national security law, as people can be criminalised anytime under an authoritarian single-party rule. The Barisan Nasional regime in Malaysia was notorious in using draconian laws such as Internal Security Act 1960 (ISA) and Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) to suppress dissidents. Mass arrest happened in the 80s when police arrested 119 politicians from the opposition and the government, Chinese education activists, climate activists, social activists, religious leaders and so on under the ISA, all in the name of preserving national security. A more recent instance happened just before the Bersih 5.0 rally which protested against kleptocracy and demanded clean election. Police arrested and detained chairperson Maria Chin for 10 days under the SOSMA to create chilling effect.
We therefore opine that CCP's Hong Kong version of the National Security Act aims merely to effectively wipe out dissidents in Hong Kong. Many instances have proven that human rights lawyers and intellectuals who wished to pursue freedom and democracy were deemed a threat to the tyrant and criminalised for “inciting subversion of state power”, with Liu Xiaobo being one of the well-known examples. We would like to remind the CCP that they should not be overjoyed, as the transient peace under a totalitarian regime tends to be the calm before the storm. History proves that oppressive regimes often trigger larger backlash which, in the end, engulfs themselves.
Last but not least, we stand in solidarity with the Hong Kong people and fully support the democratic movement in Hong Kong. May your persistence become the bastion of the free world. We will stand with you and resist the CCP's authoritarian regime together.
Free Hong Kong, Revolution Now!
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