#NetMerdeka is a campaign by NGOs and activists in Malaysia to advocate freedom of internet and freedom of expression, and rights of the netizens in Malaysia. It is formed in February 2016, in response to increasing proposals to regulate the internet, in particular proposals to amend the already broad and vague Communications and Multimedia Act. HAKAM is part of this coalition alongside CIJ, SUARAM, Amnsety International Malaysia, and Lawyers for Liberty, just to name a few.
The coalition is moving towards drafting the People’s Charter of the Internet.
Read the full findings at the ASEAN People’s Forum 2016 in Dili, Timor Leste, on the struggles of Southeast Asian countries with internet freedom below or download the report “[download-attachment id=”10154″ title=”Stories on Struggles for Internet Freedom”]”: Read more →
Do you know that our Federal Constitution, the Supreme Law of our country, contains principles on how electoral boundaries should be drawn? In other words, EC cannot just delineate according to their whims and fancies.
What is Malapportionment?
The first thing that you can object to is malapportionment. It is the unequal numbers of voters assigned to constituencies within the same State. This means not all votes have the same value. Those in large constituencies will see their vote value diluted.
According to Sec.2(c), Part 1 of the 13th Schedule of the FC …
“the number of electors within each constituency in a State ought to be approximately equal except that, having regard to the greater difficulty of reaching electors in the country districts and the other disadvantages facing rural constituencies, a measure of weightage for area ought to be given to such constituencies.”Read more →