Aliran launches online petition calling for repeal of Sedition Act

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Social reform group Aliran has launched an online petition calling for the repeal of the Sedition Act.

Excerpt from the petition:

Aliran calls for the immediate repeal of the Sedition Act which panders to the extremists and clearly lends itself to easy abuse by the authorities. Indeed, the Act was first introduced by the British colonial masters in 1948 to snuff out all forms of criticism of the British authorities. Now that we are independent and call ourselves a practising democracy, there is simply no place for this obnoxious and repressive Act which violates our freedom of expression and having an opinion.

You can find the online petition on the Aliran website.

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kee

A minisrer said vision 2020 will fail without sedition act ???

Everyday without fail we have all these “leaders” in the country talking blue bird…

Cry malaysia cry !!!

ChinHoLiao

“Black Bird” by The Beatles is a giid song from the 60’s.

Hokkien version of “Blue Bird” awaiting toonlang to sing during Twa Pek Kong Festival @Kings Street !

lst

If you believe in high income vision 2020, then why would Najib ironically introduce the rent-to-own low cost PR1MA? Rakyat still tak mampu even if BN has claimed that the mean household income is now RM5700 a month?

Don Anamalai

Dr Mahathir has expressed concern that Malaysia would not be able to repay the massive debts accumulated by state investment fund 1MDB.

Hutang keliling pinggang?

Ken

Gerakan Anak Muda Hapuskan Akta Hasutan (Hasut), comprising 11 student movements, launched an awareness campaign to educate the public on the contentious Sedition Act.

https://my.news.yahoo.com/movement-hasut-launch-street-campaign-against-sedition-act-054422479.html

charleskiwi

I have overlooked to mention that almost every rule and regulations in this country, if not all, are meant to restrict people in this country from protesting them. Just look at the repugnant Mahathir, the paid mouth piece of Umno, the taxi driver Abraham Ali and (certain pro) Umno samsengs these pugnacious Malay warriors and the numerous others. They (seem to be) immune to any punitive actions by the police, (few) are … even being investigated by the police. Clearly these are testimony of what I have to say that the sedition act is only meant for all the people… Read more »

Dr Syam

“PasMa is very concerned with PR’s fate. If PR falls, we will return to the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s where only one party ruled and the people had no choice,” said the former Kedah PAS deputy commissioner.
“Politics can only be healthy if the rakyat have a choice, and those in power are aware that they can be removed from office by the people.”

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/anger-at-hadi-in-forum-by-pass-pro-pakatan-faction#sthash.Vz9AAWEB.dpuf

Supercally

Almost everyday you will hear this CM wanted to sue and sue and sue. Just imagine if DAP is the Federal govt. Don`t you think he will not use the Sedition Act recklessly. We must have responsible leaders. He threatened the Chinese press and now he threatened NST. Enough is enough with is guy

Guan Eng threatens to sue NST over PPS reports
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/274006

cwf

Sue, it between the 2 parties, sedition is between he and us (government). If he wins, us pay $£€¥. If us win, government (us) have give him a paid holiday food and lodging.

Ananars

cwf; Now you are talking. Sue is between 2 parties and sedition is between he and us (govt). So what is the problem now. complaining of sedition act. Just go to court if you are sued by sedition is it not. So no problem and please up about the adversity of the Sedition Act

cwf

someone in this blog says news media reporting is a responsible task. why governnent dont sue but use sedition acts against an online journalist? Are you going foot all the bills on behalf of rakyat win or lose? Instead, by using this law, scarce tactics against tax paymasters the rakyat.

Ananars

cwf ; You see you are really stupid. People sue and they defend it in court. Govt charged and you defend it in court. Suing or charging is also like using scare tactic. Just like the … CAT who tried to sue Nas but chicken out. Just big mouth. Now he apologize to Sultan for submitting 1 name and blamed it on Anwar. Why did he not object. Is he afraid of Anwar or is he Anwar puppet.

cwf

You are real DUmDdy. Govern charge n nt sue. You are stupid…

Ananars

cwf ;You are blind as well. Read properly or no brain to do so.

lst

Ok to sue when there is incorrect reporting from nst.

Rose

Unlikely to see repeal of sedition act as it serving Najib very well now.

Ken

Some believe that Mr Najib’s foot-dragging on repeal, as well as the sedition charges, are a response to pressure from the right wing of his own party—particularly from Mahathir Mohamad, a former prime minister who publicly withdrew his support for Mr Najib on August 18th, one day before the first sedition charge was filed against Mr Surendran. But, in pandering to the right, Mr Najib risks tarnishing his own reformist image. It is hard to be the face of progress and moderation while leading a government that seeks to jail its critics.

Source:
http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21615633-archaic-law-prime-minister-promised-repeal-makes-ugly-comeback-if-you-cant-beat

Pokidoki s/o rilakkuma

Also why Subramanian as Health boss not involved in keeping Msians fit and let Khairy does it? Dengue took too much of Subra’s focus and wonder if he can rescue us if Ebola reaches the shore of Msia?

Ken

Subramaniam has yet to show us the contingency plan if any African tourist/student bring the Ebola virus to our shore? Is the hospital equipped to do isolation?

Pokidoki s/o rilakkuma

Najib needs to downsize cabinet postings to stay productive like MAS goin to do axing 6K staff ?
We r seeing redundant of staff at PM dept doing task other Ministry can do, for example Wee KS touches on Tv entertainment copyright issues which is the job Shaberry Cheek should pick up n respond ? Also Nancy Shukry doin Home Minister job comments on seditious act? How about that Paul not working to review Teoh Beng Hock case now justice must be served?

Ken

Now having TV at kopitiam also must pay copyright money to 4 organizations?
Kopitiam operators will in turn dilute your coffee (less kaw) if not raise price to cover the additional cost?

Pokidoki s/o rilakkuma

After 57 years Msia regressed to adopt colonial age laws like Seditious Act n Societies Ordinance not versus komunis but people renewed aspirations deemed too liberal ?

eng hock

Liberalism in UMNO context means tolerance towards Gays & Lesbians to scare off some very “alim” folks; and hence has distorted the rightful meaning.

Dr Syam

Marina & bro Mukritz have different interpretations of the term LGBT.

bigjoe99

For all intent and purpose, any discussion of reform of this act is DEAD. His words clearly indicate, as far as subtance is concern, he already on the side of those against abolishing Sedition Act. From now on, its just pretending and excuses. No point talking, protesting, criticising about it with Najib or anyone else in UMNO/BN.

Triple K

former deputy minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah noted that it was important to repeal the Sedition Act 1948, as the colonial-era law hinders the public from feeling safe to speak up when someone holding public office “crosses the line” or does an “unconstitutional” act.

“Because with the current Sedition Act, you may arrive at a situation where public intellectuals are resigned to the fact that no one can speak up, when no one can speak up, you unconsciously allow the space for someone else to rewrite the constitution through the backdoor,” he said.

http://www.orientaldaily.com.my/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=136308:some-politicians-creating-fear-to-win-over-malay-voters-says-ex-minister&Itemid=378

ken

For the record, the following have been charged under the draconian and archaic Sedition Act: 1. David Orok – ​​​​member, Sabah Reform Party 2.​ Azmi Sharom – ​​​​law professor, University of Malaya 3.​ N. Surendran –​​​​ lawyer, Padang Serai MP 4.​ Khalid Samad – ​​​​Shah Alam MP 5. R.S.N. Rayer – ​​​​lawyer, Seri Delima assemblyman 6.​ Abdullah Zaik Abdul Rahman – president, Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia 7. Teresa Kok – ​​​​Seputeh MP 8. Chua Tian Chang​​​ – Batu MP 9. Hishamuddin Rais – ​​​social activist 10. Adam Adli​​​​ – student activist 11. Safwan Anang – ​​​​tudent activist 12. Haris Ibrahim​​​​ –… Read more »

Syab

Operasi Lallang 2.0?

Ananars

Or unless you are like the universe in the nutshell, you would not be aware that without the Sedition Act or ISA , people within the establishment, the political scene or society within us (no discrimination to any whether Perkasa, PPS, DAP, BN, Pakatan, MCA, Gerakan etc or NGOs or even triads and gangster) it is or may be a favoured instrument for them to pursue their ideal, ambition without legitimacy or to free themselves from the crimes and disorder that they have committed. Example are triad leaders killing a witness to get scott free and with the ISA they… Read more »

cwf

Very good to have one size fit all isa and sedition to those, triads, samseng. Mafia, rob, illegal hawkering, selling illegal DVD, illegal parking anf in fact everything. Econ of scale and simplification as they all pose threats to society. Sharia laws can be put aside.

Supercally

cwf; Cakap tidak pakai otak

cwf

Tidak otak because bn n supporters want isa n sedition for everything. 1 size fit all

Ananars

Super : cwf bukan tidak pakai otak. Dia tak ada otak

Guy Fawkes

Unless you have been living in a bubble universe of unreality you would be aware that the Sedition Act(SA) is being used indiscriminately to silence any opposition. People within the establishment or their agents (and by that I mean hate groups like Perkosa, ISMA, Utusan Meloya and such) are free to spew hatred and bigoted comments without any repercussions.A civilized country does not need an archaic law such as the Sedition Act. There are enough established laws to deal with people who promote hatred and extremism. The problem is the selective prosecution (or should I say persecution) of people who… Read more »

eng hock

PAS splits into PAS Ulama & PASMa ?
PAS Ulama joins UMNO coalition while PASMa becomes PR friendly ?
If so, wonder what’s the next move for MCA & MIC ???

Zony

Dissecting Malaysia’s Sedition Act:

Yang

Aliran calls for the immediate repeal of the Sedition Act which panders to the extremists and clearly lends itself to easy abuse by the authorities.

Every law has its pro and con just as ISA and the Sedition Act.
If without the act would it not pander to the opposition and irresponsible people and clearly lends itself to abuse with them spewing and inciting racist, religious and extremist comments that may create a state of tension and disharmony.

ken

How do you explain how Riduan Tee is immune from the Sedition Act?

eng hock

Ridhuan Tee claimed in Sinar Harian that genes like Yang are “Ultra Kiasu”; and Yang thinks that’s ok as being ultra is like veing called an Ultraman fighting monsters ?

cwf

Dont eat kangkong, one will be called by enforcement. But shake your backsides at your opponent is no questioning and even camping outside is no problem…

cwf

it was reported that 1 malaysia pm will listen to his group type and the ex cj say only his group type and fought for independence. Then who are the rest to (criticise) them? You think they are very grateful?

Ananars

cwf ; jangan makan kangkong…

cwf

Bankrupt of comments and this is as low you to personally insult. Anil no surprise to allow direct personal attack in your blog.

charleskiwi

What a waste of time and resources, this is to replace the ISA and without it how can they be charging so many people who are speaking against what the Umno schmucks are doing. The worse part is people like the repugnant … Mahathie, the former CJ, … plus so many others linked to Umno. These individuals can be so seditious yet no punitive actions are being taken by the police, I repeat nothing happens. All these will continue as long as the Umno schmucks are being kept as tenants in Putrajaya. Najib will remain dumb, as usual, as long… Read more »

kee

I agree with you, charles…

As for me, i will take the advice by the home minister to go elsewhere as we still have too many bodoh bodoh amongst us…

A friend has asked his son not to come back after graduation, and my family and i we are preparing to move out too as we see no future here with a bunch of ‘pirates’ helming the country…

Supercally

Saya ingat you tak (berani) migrate. cakap sahaja

ChinHoLiao

migrate from SP to Kelawei Road ?

tunglang

ChinHo Liao, you make my day!
I finally get enlightened from your hypothesis:

Clever-pandai can migrate from Ulu SP to CosmoKapitan Penang.
While the bo bin-chui & bodoh-bodoh Penangites are advised (day & night in anilnetto) to
‘cross-over’ (a term often used by priests for the dead to move to the light) to mainland or further so as to fulfil CAT socio-engineering program to build a rich & famous society in Penang Island.

Anil, chin ho liao means = very cunning clever
Taiwanese shows of feuding families are full of this lingo.