URGENT : Call for signatures! On line signature campaign to repeal the sedition act in Malaysia. TAKE ACTION NOW!

Signature Campaign … Sign Here

The signature campaign can be accessed at the link above.  Please go on line and fill in your name and e-mail address in support.  You will receive an email to confirm your address.  This is an important step in the process so don’t forget to check your e-mail and confirm.

Good Shepherd Mission Partners in Malaysia have asked the Good Shepherd International Justice Peace Office (GSIJP) to gather support for an on-line signature petition to repeal the sedition act in Malaysia.   The GSIJP office is fully informed of the situation and endorses the campaign.  Currently many human rights defenders are under threat in Malaysia among them Edmund Bon.  I quote from the Malaysian Bar press release of September 18th “ A lawyer, Edmund Bon, was reported in the news media on 12 September 2014 as being investigated under the Sedition Act 1948 in relation to his alleged comments on the Federal Constitution, by way of legal opinion, in a news report entitled “Bukan Islam tidak perlu patuh kepada titah Diraja atau fatwa, kata peguam”.”  He is not the only one – there are references to three other –  in the press release.  Full text here

On September 16th Rupert Colville, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein) urged  Malaysian authorities to immediately stop investigations and prosecutions under a 1948 law that curbed free speech and freedom of expression in the South-east Asian nation. Click here to read more

The signature campaign can be accessed below.  Please go on line and fill in your name and e-mail address in support.  You will receive an email to confirm your address.  This is an important step in the process so don’t forget to check your e-mail and confirm.   EVERY SIGNATURE COUNTS – CLICK HERE

 

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