#808 #AtTheEdge #MediaFreedom: Central Market 11 am on 8 August 2015

THE EDGE is suspended

8 August 2015

Earlier during the rally that saw attendees march from the Central Market here to the nearby Bar Council office, Malaysiakini editorial advisor Fathi Aris Omar led the chants of “bebas media (free the press)” between speeches by supporters.

: Public, media in rally for press freedom

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 ― Some 200 people marched in a rally dubbed #AtTheEdge today calling for press freedom in response to Putrajaya’s banning of two local newspapers and a foreign website.

The rally was intended as a show of solidarity with The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily that were suspended for three months in July by the Home Ministry and UK-based Sarawak Report that has been blocked by local Internet regulators.

Among attendees was former Umno deputy minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, who said the freedom of the press was integral for the public to make informed decisions.

“Why did they suspend The Edge and Financial Daily? Do you know why?” He asked the crowd.

Also lending her voice in support was former Bar president Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan, who warned the authorities will not be able to suppress the “truth” despite their ability to suspend newspapers.

“This is what raw power and an abuse of power looks like. We must never return to this dark period that we are facing now,” she said.

“The truth is always articulate. It does not speak with forked tongue. It does not need to arrest, it only needs to be told,” she added.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/public-media-in-rally-for-press-freedom?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed#sthash.W65OOzwo.dpuf

NonTroll@Baba™ retweeted HRC Malaysian Bar

Thanks guys! We hope to set an example!

NonTroll@Baba™ added,

And it’s done… #808

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FREE MEDIA IS A CRITICAL PREREQUISITE FOR A VIBRANT & FUNCTIONAL DEMOCRACY – Dzulkefly Ahmad

So many ppl borrowed my mockingjay placard at the #808 rally . 🙂

#AtTheEdge, Malaysia retweeted malaysiakini.com

#808

#AtTheEdge, Malaysia added,

Ended. Now let’s see whether the Govt heard, read the banners and tweets; for Freedom of Speech & Media!

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#808

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Dzulkefly Ahmad retweeted Hasbeemasputra

YES! ..in solidarity with the protest-detest against the diabolical-despicable suspension of #808

Dzulkefly Ahmad added,

TH∆QEEF retweeted GobindSinghDeo

TH∆QEEF added,

32m32 minutes ago

tianchua: RT ezrenahussain:

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34m34 minutes ago

【声援TheEdge】多个组织联手发起捍卫媒体自由的集会,上午11点多在吉隆坡中央艺术坊登场。 与会者声明:“质问一马发展公司课题不是一项罪”

#808

Media practitioners and activists protest against suspension of The Edge –

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8 August 2015: 11.53 am Malaysian time

Leboh Pasar #808

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2m2 minutes ago

今早11时约有200位集会者聚集在吉隆坡中央艺术坊,准备游行到律师公会总部,声援遭内政部冻结的《THE EDGE》周刊,出席者包括赛夫丁、安比嘉、玛利亚陈及刘镇东等……

: Our Dato walking together

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. speaks up against heavy regulation of media & internet. Merdeka! #808

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Honey Tan retweeted HRC Malaysian Bar

Honey Tan added,

Water cannons at #808 RT

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With

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RT :

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lyanawitch retweeted Sumisha Naidu

Thank you for being there!

lyanawitch added,

#808 support

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Malaysian journalists march to defend our rights to freedom of information.

with !

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Spot the Special Branch Officers #808

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Isaiah Nathanael retweeted Lawyers for Liberty

If only the Govt gave us Media Freedom, wound’t resort to this. badly needs a political reform.

Isaiah Nathanael added,

Berani repot 1MDB! Bebas media! Demokrasi!

Defend Freedom of Information

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Sekitar Demonstrasi Kebebasan Media di Pasar Seni…!

As far as the eye can see. Full support for

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Before Bersih 4.0 Freedom of Information. #

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3m3 minutes ago

Setiap kali demo, mesti restoran Yusoof dan Zakhir di Pasar Seni untung #808

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Central Market

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Chinese press journalists in support of

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Media folk marching towards BAR council

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Walking to the ‘Mini Dataran’. All peaceful – traditional Malay music playing in the background

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lawyers4liberty: RT hrc_bar: cilisosmy EricPaulsen101 melissa_ms Lawyers4Liberty Crowd is building up. …

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Media briefing the media. #808 rally. Dah nak start ni!

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Honey Tan retweeted HRC Malaysian Bar

Honey Tan added,

Oh “change of plans la” supposed to meet at Bar Council! So let’s start heading there at 11.15am.

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Honey Tan retweeted HRC Malaysian Bar

Honey Tan added,

On my way to #808 protest in solidarity, against the muzzling of the media. We see you

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Big crowd now. Music from another event – too loud to hear anything

Journos & folks

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Truth will not emerge without free press

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At the support Media Freedom people starting to build up in front of Central Market

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Easily up to 200 now

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Pameran Kelantan at Central Market. Check out the crafts while supporting media freedom #808

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Assembly to begin in a bit.

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No white colonialists pleases. Arabs are fine. They donate. #808

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5m5 minutes ago

xavierjayakumar: RT hasbeemasputra: Media standing up for #808

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The scene at #808. Lots of undercover cops. Come on la.

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Lawyers4Liberty Crowd is building up. Hardly any police in uniform.

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Sent by friends this morning at the venue of #808

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Khairil Yusof retweeted Hasbeemasputra

spotted

Khairil Yusof added,

Ppl are free 2express themselves peacefully. Speak up for #808 rally central market 11am

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11am, Pasar Seni. Stand up for . But I brought my gas mask, just in case. #808

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#AtTheEdge, Malaysia retweeted HRC Malaysian Bar

Thank u 4 supporting our democratic right 2 peaceful assembly . Cu at Central Market 11am

#AtTheEdge, Malaysia added,

Wear black & blue. Leave early. Take the trains. Print some banners. See you esok, 11am, Pasar Seni. #808

retweeted

Datang ramai2. Hari ini 11am Pasar Seni demo pertahan hak media lapor

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