Venue: Auditorium, KLSCAH
The Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA) which bans street protests and strongly suppresses all forms of assembly (with more than 3 people), has been passed recently. However, we believe that any act or law which restricts the freedom of assembly is no longer feared by the people of Malaysia. Malaysians have kick-started a strong wave of awakening, solidarity, and defiance against bad laws which strips away their Constitutional guaranteed rights.
This forum, jointly organized by Kill The Bill (KTB), Kempen Kebebasan Berhimpun (KKB), and KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall Civil Rights Committee (KLSCAH – CRC), seeks to discuss the implications of PAA on civil movements and what can the rakyat do next to uphold the rights to assembly and freedom of expression, and hopefully, to pressure the government to retract or abolish this ridiculous act.
Main Organizers: KillTheBill.org
1) Kempen Kebebasan Berhimpun (Jom Ke Jalan)
2) Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall Civil Rights Committee (KLSCAH – CRC)
Language: English & Malay
Moderator: Kee Thuan Chye (Civil rights activist, prominent writer and actor)
List of speakers:
1) Syah Redzan Johan (Chairperson of Bar Council Constitutional Law Committee) – Bar Council’s effort & next steps to defeat the bill
2) Nalini Elumalai (Executive Director, SUARAM) – Implications of PAA on NGO and community movement
3) Wong Chin Huat (Political scientist and social activist, key founder of Kill The Bill, steering committee, Bersih 2.0) – civil disobedience
4) Adam Adli (Student activist) – Implications and impact of PAA on students movement
There will be also a special sharing session at the end of the forum from civil societies/movements to share their experiences on defying the PAA.
This is a civil initiative, by the people, for the people.
For more details on the event, please log on to: https://www.facebook.com/events/244199878987905/