Monthly Archives: November 2016

[ADN Statement] Malaysia: Chair of Electoral Reform Movement – Bersih 2.0, Maria Chin Should be Released
Pro-democracy group "Bersih" (Clean) chairwoman Maria Chin Abdullah rallies supporters as they prepare to march towards Dataran Merdeka in Malaysia's capital city of Kuala Lumpur

For Immediate Release 24 November 2016 Malaysia: Chair of Electoral Reform Movement – Bersih 2.0, Maria Chin Should be Released    (Photo Credit: Edgar Su-Reuters) (Seoul, 24 November 2016) The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) condemns the arbitrary arrest and detention of Maria Chin Abdullah, the chairperson of the electoral reform movement, Bersih 2.0, on broad and dubious charges of undermining parliamentary democracy. We deplore the police

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[ADN Statement] South Korea’s President Park must step down for democratic solutions to deepening constitutional crisis
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  South Korea’s President Park must step down for democratic solutions to deepening constitutional crisis November 14, 2016, Seoul, Korea – The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) joins the people of South Korea calling for the resignation of President Park Geun-hye to take responsibility for her abuse of constitutional power, compromising democratic values and principles.   Over one million people from all walks of life stormed Seoul’s streets

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Letter to PM Najib Razak: Proposed amendments to the Legal Profession Act 1976
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November 14, 2016 Prime Minister Najib Razak Office of the Prime Minister Government of Malaysia Putrajaya, Malaysia Re: Proposed amendments to the Legal Profession Act 1976 Dear Prime Minister Najib, We, the undersigned international human rights and legal organizations, are writing to express our serious concerns about the proposed amendments to the Legal Profession Act 1976, which your government has indicated will be introduced in the Parliament.

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[ADN Statement] Hong Kong: Barring elected representatives to take their seat is against democracy
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Hong Kong: Barring elected representatives to take their seat is against democracy   November 10, 2016, Seoul– Barring the two popularly-elected representatives in Hong Kong to take their seats in the Legislative Council will not eliminate the voice for self-determination of the people, and on the contrary, it will only fuel more international public resentment against the People’s Republic of China (PRC), warned the Asia Democracy Network.

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[ADN Statement] Malaysian government should stop violence of red shirts and ensure safety of Maria Chin, Ambiga Sreenevasan, and Mandeep Singh
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Malaysian government should stop violence of red shirts and ensure safety of Maria Chin, Ambiga Sreenevasan, and Mandeep Singh  For Immediate Release November 5, 2016 The Asia Democracy Network (ADN), urges the Malaysian government to take immediate and effective measures to stop the violent aggression and incitement of violence perpetrated by the red shirts and snsures the safety of Maria Chin, Ambiga Sreenenvasan, and Mandeep Singh. Maria Chin,

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