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malaysia

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Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to The Federal Government of Malaysia, All relevant state parties

Stop Crackdowns on Intellectuals in Malaysia!

We, the undersigned individuals, register our gravest concern and strongest objection to a series of crackdowns on intellectuals from September 25 to October 3. These include the arrest of Turkish writer Mustafa Akyol, the harassment and persecution of Akyol’s host, Dr Farouk Musa of Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) and the banning of 22 books, including discursive writings by Akyol, Farouk Musa, scholar Faisal Tehrani (Dr. Mohd Faizal Musa) and cleric Ustaz Wan Ji Wan Hussin. “Religious teaching without tauliah [proper accreditation]” (Section 11 of Act 559 in this case) is a Syariah offense normally reserved for errant preachers in mosques and surau. Actions by the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Affairs Department (JAWI) against Akyol for allegedly committing such an offence prior to an aborted forum in Nottingham University Malaysia, and against Dr. Farouk Musa for allegedly abetting Akyol, set a dangerous precedent with far-reaching implications for academic freedom and, certainly, freedom of speech in Malaysia. Are intellectual discourses in universities involving Islam now being regulated by State Islamic Religious Departments? Do universities need to get clearance from the religious departments before inviting any speakers on any topics related to Islam? As Islam is being applied in almost every sector in Malaysian society, are the religious bureaucrats now the de-facto thought police for the nation to decide what thoughts we can and cannot have? We also view the recent banning of books by Akyol, Farouk Musa, Faisal Tehrani and Ustaz Wan Ji under Section 7 of the Printing Presses and Publication Act (PPPA) as a further attempt at mind control. Section 7 permits the banning of publications that are or are likely to be “prejudicial to public order, morality, security,” “to alarm public opinion,” or “prejudicial to public interest or national interest”. We ask, how did Home Minister, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, find “Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty” and its Malay translation “Islam Tanpa Keekstreman: Berhujah Untuk Kebebasan” by Mustafa Akyol, the two volumes of “Wacana Pemikiran Reformis” edited by Dr. Farouk Musa, “Aku_maka aku ada” (I _ therefore I am) by Faisal Tehrani and “Ulamak yang bukan pewaris Nabi” (Those clergy who are not the Prophet’s successors) by Ustaz Wanji, to be harmful to public order, morality, security, public opinion, public interest or national interest? Are ideas like moderation, reform and liberty now enemies of the state? The crackdowns on intellectuals during these two weeks is not an isolated development but a serious and dangerous escalation in a long and on-going process of thought policing to close the minds of Malaysians, especially Muslims. If we do not speak up for Akyol, Farouk, Faisal, Wan Ji and others whom the state want silenced, soon there will be no one left to speak up for us when we are silenced. We demand the Federal Government and all other relevant state parties: (a) To end all harassments, investigations and charges on Dr. Farouk Musa, IRF and their past and future intellectual guests; (b) To lift the ban of the abovementioned books as well as other books that promote intellectual discourses and moderation; (c) To abolish the Printing Presses and Publications Act and to replace it with a human-rights-compliant publication law; (d) To uphold Freedom of Expression, as enshrined in Article 10(1)(a) of the Federal Constitution and to end all thought policing on academics and academia; ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Note : This is a joint statement drafted by a group of civil society organisations in Malaysia, the coordinating unit is Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy, any queries please contact us at teohbenghocktfd@gmail.com

Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy
1,802 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Ministry of Natural Resoruces & Environment Malaysia, YB Dato Sri Dr. Haji Wan Junaidi bin Tuanku Jaafar, Y.Bhg. Dato' Abdul Kadir bin Abu Hashim, Ministry of Natural Resoruces & Environment Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resoruces & Environment Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resoruces & Environment Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resoruces & Environment Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resoruces & Environment Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resoruces & Environment Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resoruces & Environment Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resoruces & Environment Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resoruces & Environment Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, UKK JPM, NRE , Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Langkawi Development Board, Langkawi Development Board, Langkawi Development Board, JPM , JPM , NRE , LADA , LADA , NRE , JPM

Free Lasah the elephant from daily abuse

Lasah is a 37 year old wild born elephant who was captured and taken into captivity when he was a baby, separated from his mum and herd, and who has suffered in zoos, tourism and entertainment for over 25 years. Lasah has been forced to work in a logging camp, lived in zoos including Singapore Zoo, perform in shows including in a popular Malaysian entertainment outlet and used in commercials and the 1999 film Anna and the King. Eleven years ago, he was sent to the popular Malaysian tourist island, Langkawi and since then has been used by the profit-making Langkawi Elephant Adventures [LEA]. There, Lasah is used for elephant rides and lives all alone, which is devastating for a social animal like elephants. LEA also continues to offer Lasah for other commercial purposes on their website. In July last year, activists exposed photos of Lasah chained on all four legs behind public eyes during LEA's closing hours. In March 2017, eight months after the campaign for Lasah started, the Malaysian environment ministry said that Lasah is chained on two feet (when not exploited for tourist money). Lasah has suffered for too long. This abuse must stop. Sign this petition to get him to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary and then click on the link below to know what more you can do to help #FreeLasah. http://www.fotomalaysia.org/?p=1870

Friends of the Orangutans Malaysia
55,341 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to H.E. Xi Jinping., H.E. Ambassador Huang Huikang

Free my sister & nephew. They're trapped in China by inhumane travel bans. 请还这对马来西亚母子自由。

Set my sister & nephew free. They are trapped in China by inhumane travel bans 我的妹妹和侄子被困在中国无法离境,让他们从这不人道的限制出境早日重获自由   Current state My sister, Cheng Chau Yang, and her 8-year old son, have been trapped in China for close to 2 years now. They are BOTH Malaysians.   They have not broken any laws. 现状 我的妹妹与她8岁大的孩子都是马来西亚国籍,他们没触犯任何法律,但却已被困在中国将近两年。   Lack of transparency They have not been given any formal documentation on details of the bans, nor was the Malaysian Embassy notified about the bans. 缺乏透明化 迄今,他们没有收到任何关于禁令的书面文件解释这禁令;即使马来西亚大使馆也没被告知此事。   My sister and son have been the victims of parental child-abduction Previously, my sister’s former husband (“X”) and his family had abducted the child twice (the second abduction lasted 820 days), and attempted a violent abduction just outside the court’s premises on 15th January, 2016, in flagrant disobedience of the custody order. The third (attempted) abduction took place after X attended a court-supervised visitation of my nephew. Despite these behaviors, X has successfully imposed the travel bans on my sister and nephew. During the 8 months when X ignored the court order to hand over the child, the court repeatedly told my sister that they could not do much to uphold my sister’s custodial rights, and asked her to put in more effort herself.  我妹妹与侄子都是几次父亲掳拐事件的受害者 之前,我妹妹的前夫(“X”)和他的家人一共掳拐并藏匿了小孩共两次(第二次持续了整整820天)。在2016年1月15日,“X”家人第三次无视法院判决,在出席完法院监督式探视后,在法庭外公然试图再度暴力抢夺我的侄子。 尽管在这一连串的恶劣行为后,X依旧成功通过上海法院将限制出境加施在我的妹妹和我的侄子身上。 这同一个法院,在我妹妹拿到孩子的抚养权但X却无视法院判决继续藏匿孩子时,告诉我妹妹抚养权在中国本来就是很难执行的,让我妹妹自己想办法。在那八个月的万念俱灰里,我妹妹得不到此法院的任何帮助,却在她自己找到孩子后的第三天,被同一个法院限制出境! They can be trapped in China for the next 10 years The court has verbally told my sister that X has the right to renew these bans till the son turns 18, so as to ensure his weekly access right. However, X has refused to see the child despite my sister’s repeated invitation and numerous proposals. 未来十年,他们恐怕会被困在中国 据法院的口述,X有权一直更新此禁令直到孩子18岁,以确保X每周的探视权。但是,尽管我妹妹一再提议各种探视方案,X持续拒绝探望孩子,除非让他把孩子再一次带走。   Impact of these travel bans My sister and nephew’s basic right to freedom of movement have been deprived. They can’t come home to visit our ailing 94-year old grandma and relatives, they can’t visit us during Chinese New Year and other major festivals, my sister’s livelihood is affected as she cannot attend meetings outside of China, and my nephew is deprived of the opportunities to attend study or holiday trips. This is inhumane! 限制出境的后果与影响 这严重剥夺了我妹妹和侄子的基本人身自由权。他们无法回家探访我们94岁的外婆和其他亲戚,在农历新年等重大节日期间也无法回家团圆看望我们;妹妹的工作也受到了影响,因为她无法出席任何国外的会议;我的侄子也被剥夺了出国参加任何学习或假期旅行的机会。这是不人道的!   These bans contravene UN International Conventions The travel bans that prevent these two foreigners from leaving China are a mistake. They have to be, as they contravene multiple UN International Conventions that China is a signatory of, chief among them Article 10 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Article 15 on the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). 这些禁令违反了联合国国际公约 这些禁止两个没有犯法的外国人离开中国的禁令是一个错误。它们已违反中国签署的多项联合国国际公约,其中包括了“儿童权利公约”(CRC)第10条,“消除对妇女歧视公约”第15条( CEDAW)。   Will you help us? I am a distraught sister of Chau Yang. We have exhausted all channels of appeal in China, but have received no formal reply. Will you help to set my sister and nephew free in China? Every signature and share will bring them closer to freedom. 恳请你的一臂之力 我是庄朝阳的姐姐,我为她感到十分忧心与焦虑。 即便我们穷尽了在中华人民共和国所有的上诉渠道,但依旧没有得到任何的正式回应。 在此,诚心要求你的帮忙让我的妹妹和我的侄子早日重获自由,每一个签名与分享将让他们离自由更近一步。   Please click here to follow & share our FB page 请点击这里以便关注和分享我们的脸书     Our family has made a movie about Chau Yang's long eventful journey.   我们家人把朝阳这漫长的心厉路程拍成了一部影片。 "Mama on a Mission" 《我妈妈有个使命》. https://youtu.be/lqQh98NDEXw Please feel free to share it. 请分享。  

Myra Cheng
8,206 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Setia Alam Residents

Klinik Kesihatan Untuk Setia Alam

Bahasa Kami, penduduk Setia Alam dari Setia Alam Residents Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/340290886156802/) dengan ini menandatangan petisyen untuk menunjukkan sokongan kepada perkara-perkara di bawah: Untuk mendapatkan informasi dan langkah-langkah positif yang telah dibuat untuk merancang dan membina Klinik Kesihatan Setia Alam bersama-sama dengan maklumat mengenai jangka masa untuk wujud klinik tersebut. Sementara menunggu siap Klinik Kesihatan Setia Alam. Untuk membenarkan ibu-ibu mengandung mendapatkan khidmat kesihatan di klinik kesihatan yang berdekatan di daerah Klang dan bukan di Klinik Kesihatan Shah Alam yang berjarak lebih kurang 15 KM dari Setia Alam. Kami berharap pihak Kerajaan Pusat, Kerajaan Negeri Selangor dan Kementerian Kesihatan, yang mana yang berkenaan. Dapat memberi penerangan serta panduan mengenai perkara-perkara di atas. English We, the residents of Setia Alam from Setia Alam Residents Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/340290886156802/) hereby sign this petition for the purpose of supporting bellow points: To get more information and affirmative action regarding the plan and construction of Klinik Kesihatan Setia Alam together with appropriate timeline information. While waiting for the construction of Klinik Kesihatan Setia Alam. To allow expecting mother to get health service for pregnant woman in nearby government clinic in Klang district. Rather than travel the estimated 15 KM to Klinik Kesihatan Setia Alam. This petition is for the federal government of Malaysia, the state government of Selangor and Malaysia Ministry of Health. Whichever applicable and able to answer/give guidance regarding this matter.

Haris Hashim
270 supporters