‘We’re on the same side’, Ambiga tells #UndiRosak

Source: Malay Mail Online

PETALING JAYA, Feb 11 — Former Bersih 2.0 chair Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan told #UndiRosak proponents today that they were similar to those who wanted a change of government.

However, Ambiga said that it was still voting which would bring about real change.

“We are actually on the same side. We are not on the opposing side because you decide the system, we decide the system too. We say, you must vote to change the system. You say, we don’t vote to change [the] system.

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KENYATAAN AKHBAR: Hentikan Kecaman Atas Aktivis,Hapuskan Gejala Seksisme Dan Misoginistik

Oleh: Nurhayyu Zainal, Meja Wanita, Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM)

2 FEBRUARI 2018

HENTIKAN KECAMAN ATAS AKTIVIS, HAPUSKAN GEJALA SEKSISME DAN MISOGINISTIK

Sedar atau tidak, golongan politik hari ini bagaikan raksaksa toksik terbentuk dari kesan radiasi sisa buangan oleh satu sistem dikenali sebagai patriarki. Dominasi kaum lelaki selama ribuan tahun meletakkan wanita pada posisi subordinat dengan limitasi terhadap kuasa politik serta proses membuat keputusan (decision making) ini mendorong kepada perbuatan memperlekehkan pandangan wanita selain membuli, fitnah, serangan peribadi, dan perlakuan lucah.

Inilah situasinya bila aktivisme politik hanya setakat menukar baju dari parti pemerintah ke parti pembangkang. Mana2 gabungan politik yang ahli-ahlinya tidak mempunyai ideologi dan prinsip poliitk yang jelas akan berkelakuan seksis dan misoginistik.

Gejala ini dilihat begitu ketara apabila penyokong – penyokong dan propagandis (cybertroopers) pihak pembangkang menggunakan kata kata lucah dan kesat sebagai mod serang balas terhadap seorang aktivis wanita yang dikenali sebagai Maryam Lee berikutan pendiriannya menyokong kempen #UndiRosak yang menjadi fenomena dan perbualan hangat di media sosial.

Sebagai sebuah organisasi yang menolak sistem patriarki, Parti Sosialis Malaysia mengecam sekeras – kerasnya perlakuan serta ancaman berunsur misoginis dan seksis terhadap mana mana individu. Read more

STATEMENT: HAKAM condemns toxic online bullying against Ms Maryam Lee and other proponents of UndiRosak Movement

STATEMENT DATED 31 Jan 2018

HAKAM CONDEMNS TOXIC ONLINE BULLYING AGAINST
MS MARYAM LEE AND OTHER PROPONENTS OF UNDIROSAK MOVEMENT

Ms Maryam Lee, activist and writer, has received a vicious onslaught of online abuse following her public comments on the #UndiRosak Movement. The attacks on Ms Lee go far beyond criticism of her political ideas. Rather, they attack and bully her personally.

These online attacks are a breach of Ms Lee’s right to be free from inhuman or degrading treatment[1] and her right to hold and express opinions without interference.[2] Political disagreements should be addressed through respectful discourse, not through immature, personal attacks. Productive public discourse requires us to respect the humanity of our opponents, even if we strongly disagree with their views. Everyone is entitled to the protections human rights provide, regardless of their political view.

The gendered nature of the abuse received by Ms Lee breaches her right to be free from sex-based discrimination. This sends a devastating message to politically active young women. It says that their voices will be silenced and that they will be ridiculed in the most personal ways, with attackers targeting their sexuality, their bodies and ultimately, their humanity.

HAKAM condemns this toxic bullying against Ms Lee and other proponents of #UndiRosak.

 

Issued on behalf of the HAKAM Executive Committee

Robyn Choi
Secretary-General
HAKAM

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[1] Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR), GA Resolution 217A (III), UN Doc A/810,1948, art 5; International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR),1966, art 7

[2] International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR),1966, art 19

#UndiRosak campaigners targeted by vicious cyber attacks

Source: The Star

PETALING JAYA: Social activists propagating the #UndiRosak (spoilt votes) campaign are being attacked in cyberspace by those who disagree with the controversial campaign.

“Whore”, “slut” and “toilet paper” are just some of the sexist remarks disgruntled netizens on Facebook are hurling at activist Maryam Lee after she and several others spoke at a forum on the #UndiRosak campaign on Jan 25.

After the forum, a Pakatan Harapan supporter posted on Facebook and alleged that Maryam had been hired to promote the #UndiRosak campaign as a ploy to help Barisan Nasional win in the coming general elections.

His post started a flood of attacks on Maryam from angry Opposition supporters, with some even superimposing images of her face on lewd photos.

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