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Suaram is an human rights organization in Malaysia created in 1987 after Operation Lalang, when 106 opposition, unions, activist leaders were detained without trial under the Internal Security Act (Malaysia). In 1989, the detainee support group, ISA detainees and other activist groups combined to formed Suaram to campaign for the abolition of the ISA. Suaram later evolved to fight for human rights issues as a whole. There are human rights violations in Malaysia and some of the non-governmental organizations working in this field are: Suaram Hakam WAO Categories: | | ... Operation Lalang (or in English, Weeding Operation; also referred to as Ops Lallang) was carried out on 27 October 1987 by the Malaysian police to crackdown on opposition leaders and social activists. ... The Internal Security Act 1960 (ISA) is a preventive detention law in force in Malaysia. ...

Suaram stands for Suara Rakyat Malaysia, which means Voice of Malaysians in Malay. Not to be confused with the Malayalam language, spoken in India. ...

External links

  • suaram official homepage



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