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In this context, the observations of SUARAM in the "Malaysia Human Rights Report 2015" is noteworthy: "The detention of Khairuddin Abu Bakar and Matthias Chang in 2015 marked the first political detentions under SOSMA.
"According to SUARAM, since August 2014, at least 19 individuals have been probed under the Sedition Act, with 8 individuals being charged," said Yap Swee Seng, Executive Director of SUARAM.
Earlier this year, a French court started hearing a complaint launched by Suaram, accusing Prime Minister Najib Razak and others over a 2002 deal to buy two submarines from France.
Suaram said Hindraf's success could perhaps be seen "in the fear it has caused in the eyes of the Government to the extent it detained five of its leaders."
See, for example, "Asian Consultation on the Impact of Terrorism and Antiterrorism Measures in Asia," Bangkok, 19-20 November 2004, organized by FORUM-ASIA (a pan-Asian organization based in Bangkok) and Suara Rakyat SUARAM, Malaysia.
The human rights group, Suaram receives financial support from Europe (Wong interview 2000), and on a regional level, human rights groups are working together in the framework of ASEAN (Kua interview 2000).
"The Prime Minister, who is also Home Minister, must accept full responsibility for having totally mishandled the situation," said a statement issued by Suaram, a leading human rights group.
Aside from Edict, other groups that endorsed the statement include Suaram, the TBH Foundation For Democracy, Caged, Parti Sosialis Malaysia, and Penggerak.
Local rights group Suaram said the recent crackdown harks back to the "repressive governance of Mahathir," referring to then Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad who at one time detained more than 100 opposition leaders and activists under the now defunct Internal Security Act that allowed indefinite detention without trial.
This appeal is contained in a joint statement titled "Standoff in Lahad Datu: Engage in dialogue now with all stakeholders to resolve the crisis peacefully" which was initiated by the Davao-based group Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) and the Kuala Lumpur-based human rights organization Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM).
FORUM-ASIA's fact-finding mission team to Burma comprised Fadiah Nadwa Fikri (Suara Rakyat Malaysia, SUARAM), Renato Mabunga (HRD-Pilipinas, the Philippines); Sayeed Ahmad (FORUM-ASIA) and John Liu (FORUM-ASIA).
SIRD (Strategic Info Research Development) and Suaram (Suara Rakyat Malaysia), Petaling Jaya: Malaysia, 2001.
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