Press Releases



CSO Platform for Reform Calls on the Pardon Board to Reveal the Justification for Reduction of Najib Razak's Jail and Fine
Published On   2 February 2024

This action has indirectly caused the public to have less confidence in the aspect of transparency in handling the biggest corruption scandal that has ever happened in this country.

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Continue Improving the Nation's Corruption Perception Index (CPI) Score
Published On   1 February 2024

The CSO Platform for Reform notes the increase in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) score on Malaysia, which is an increase of three points compared to 47 points in 2022.

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Adopt Transparency and Inclusivity In The IPCC Commissioners' Appointment Process
Published On   16 January 2024

The CSO Platform for Reform expresses deep concern over the recent announcement by Home Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail regarding the appointment of new members to the Independent Police Conduct Commission (IPCC).

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Protect and Support A Safe Educational Safe for Vulnerable Stateless Children at Pulau Omadal
Published On  24 December 2023

In response to a Facebook posting that surfaced on 20 December 2023 objecting to the establishment of Iskul Sama DiLaut Omadal in Pulau Omadal

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Report Launch and Press Conference on 'One Year of The Unity Government of Malaysia'
Published On   4 December 2023

The preliminary ‘report card’ serves as a check and balance measure against the new government and what the public can expect from the administration.

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Amendment of Suhakam Act 1999 Act 597: Too Good To Be True
Published On   1 December 2023

CSO Platform for Reform congratulates the government for finally tabling the amendment to the SUHAKAM Act

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Stop Scapegoating Sabah to Push for the Proposed Federal Constitution Amendments on Citizenship..
Published On  23 November 2023

The Sabah and Sarawak Chapters of CSO Platform for Reform are deeply concerned over the proposed Federal Constitution amendment on citizenship

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Implement the Distribution of Constituency Development Funds Now Or..
Published On   15 November 2023

The CSO Platform for Reform is deeply concerned over the recent developments regarding the allocation of constituency development funds (CDF), both at the national and state levels.

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CSO Platform for Reform welcomes the Senate President's Recommendations to Reform the Senate
Published On  27 October 2023

Tan Sri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, the Senate President stated that Malaysians as young as 18 should be given the opportunity to become senators since the voting age has been lowered from 21 to 18

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CSO Platform for Reform demands transparency
Published On   20 September 2023

CSO demands transparency, accountability and investigation on allegations of baby snatching among stateless mothers at Sabah Government Hospitals

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Malaysia Day Reflection: 60 Years of Formation
Published On  16 September 2023

The significance of MA63, and the essentiality of institutional reorm for nation-building

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CSO Platform for Reforms wants transparency and separation of AGC-PP Powers
Published On   6 September 2023

A Response to Zahid Hamidi's discharge not amounting to acquittal (DNAA) decision

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The decision of Parti Muda to nominate 50% female candidates in the state elections is an example that other political parties in Malaysia should follow.
Published On  5 August 2023

The CSO Platform for Reform praises the decision of Parti MUDA to nominate 50% female candidates for the upcoming State Elections.

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Unveiling the 100-Year Carbon Credit Deal on its lack of Transparency.
Published On  26 July 2023

The CSO Platform for Reform demands the Sabah State Government to immediately and publicly clarify its position on the 100-year deal, Nature Conservation Agreement (NCA), that was signed behind closed doors in October 2021..

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Suhakam must remain free from politics.
Published On  25 July 2023

CSO Platform for Reform is deeply concerned about the nomination of Hasnal Rezua Merican Habib Merican as Selangor State Assemblyman, N13 Kuang seat, by UMNO for the upcoming State Elections...

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Failure to defend Universal Human Rights is the failure of the entire SUHAKAM Commission, not only the Chair.
Published On  12 July 2023

CSO Platform for Reform deplores the views of the current SUHAKAM Chair, Rahmat Mohamad, that ‘human rights is human rights’ when asked about concerns that adopting a Malaysian context may sideline vulnerable groups..

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Reform, Not Amplify, Childhood Statelessness!
Published On  5 July 2023

The CSO Platform for Reform views the recent proposal by the Ministry of Home Affairs to amend the federal constitution to remove Section 1(e) of the Second Schedule Part III, with grave concerns..

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Civil Society calls for Workforce Revolutions in Sabah
Published On  19 June 2023

Amend and reform the 73 year old Sabah Labour Ordinance to reflect a Madani Governance

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CSO Platform for Reform Advocates for Sufficient Funding to Empower the Parliamentary Special Select Committees
Published On  12 June 2023

By securing adequate funding, the MPs involved in the ten PSSCs will have the necessary resources to delve into critical matters, ensuring they can effectively address issues and provide essential checks and balances

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The Government's intention to place MACC under the purview of the EAIC is inconsistent with institutional reforms.
Published On  8 May 2023

Such a move will instead be contradictory to the independence and transparency of MACC, which is required for the body to properly carry out its duties.

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CSO Platform for Reform regrets attempts to question the independence of the country's judiciary
Published On  11 April 2023

The CSO Platform for Reform wishes to express our regret at the attempts to question the independence of our nation's judiciary.

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Malaysia Votes the Mandatory Death Penalty Out: A Landmark Reform
Published On  4 April 2023

The CSO Platform for Reform thanks Malaysian lawmakers for the unanimous vote which saw the ending of the mandatory death sentence in the second session of the 15th Parliament sitting on 3 April 2023.

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CSO Platform for Reform mengalu-alukan pengumuman Dewan Rakyat berkaitan penubuhan 10 Jawatankuasa Pilihan Khas Parlimen
Published On  25 March 2023

CSO Platform for Reform mengalu-alukan keputusan Dewan Rakyat dalam meluluskan usul penubuhan 10 Jawatankuasa Pilihan Khas Parlimen ke-15 yang baharu.

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First 100 Days of the Unity Government of Malaysia
Published On  13 March 2023

The CSO Platform for Reform, a collective of 60 civil society organisations (CSOs) in Malaysia, is releasing our report on the first 100 days of the Unity Government.

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Release the IRC Recommendation Now
Published On  5 February 2023

The CSO Platform for Reform commends the Unity Government's unwavering commitment to institutional reforms. The Law Minister, YB Dato’ Sri Azalina Othman Said, has demonstrated remarkable leadership by convening consultations with the CSOs and stakeholders.

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Sabah Civil Societies Call for Action to Further Investigation the Case of Father and Son Attacked by Crocodiles in Lahad Datu, Sabah
Published On  2 Dec 2022

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Protect Whistleblowers, Not Arrest!
Published On  24 Nov 2022

We, CSO Platform for Reform, together with the undersigned endorsees from the civil society organisations and individuals, demand for the release of Zulfadzli Halim..

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Long Live Democracy! Hidup Demokrasi!
Published On   21 Nov 2022

Malaysia’s 15th General Election is almost done. Save for Baram and Padang Serai, the rakyat has spoken.We would like to thank and congratulate each and every Malaysian for casting your votes.

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New Government Should Mirror the Majority Will of The Undi Rakyat GE-15
Published On   21 Nov 2022

Malaysia’s 15th General Election is almost done. Save for Baram and Padang Serai, the rakyat has spoken.We would like to thank and congratulate each and every Malaysian for casting your votes.

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Time to Field Inclusive Candidates for GE15
Published On  22 Oct 2022

The CSO Platform for Reform calls on all political parties to field candidates that are inclusive to reflect on the multi cultural, multi ethnic and multi demographic makeup of the nation.

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We Must Go Out and Vote!
Published On   20 Oct 2022

The GE15 election date has been announced by the Election Commission today, 20 October 2022. Malaysians will go to the polls on 19 November 2022.

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Happy 59th Anniversary, Malaysia!
Published On  16 Sept 2022

Fast forward 59 years later, the Malaysia we know today is riddled with corruption, racism, hate speech, xenophobia and the list goes on. The Keluarga Malaysia concept...

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Kecekapan Hak Asasi Manusia Sudah Hilang
Published On  3 July 2022

Proses pelantikan merupakan detik permulaan yang paling penting untuk memastikan pesuruhjaya yang terbaik diberi mandat untuk mengendalikan SUHAKAM.

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Kanak-Kanak Perlu Diberi Pendidikan Bukan DiTahan
Published On  26 Apr 2022

CSO Platform for Reform memandang serius kenyataan yang dikeluarkan oleh YB Christina Liew, Ahli Parlimen (MP) Tawau & Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Api-Api mengenai kanak-kanak jalanan di Kota Kinabalu.

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Prioritise Stateless Children Applicants for Temporary Documents
Published On  21 Apr 2022

The CSO Platform for Reform welcomes Sarawak government’s initiative to issue temporary documentation for stateless children.

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Sabah Maju Jaya Initiative? Address Nabawan Woes Immediately!
Published On  14 Apr 2022

CSO Platform for Reform views with grave concern on the issue of ‘jalan putus’ leading towards SK Pangaraan, Nabawan.

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Dire Need for Truly Independent Oversight Bodies in Malaysia
Published On  14 Jan 2022

Oversight bodies, that are independent and with unblemished integrity, must be the cornerstone of Commissions like SPR, MACC, SUHAKAM and others.

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Civil Societies' Joint Memorandum to Demand for Engagement, Disclosure and Transparency on Sabah Forest Carbon Deal.
Published On  6 Dec 2021

In response to the controversial Nature Conservation Agreement (NCA) on carbon trade deal in Sabah that surfaced on the 9 November 2021 on Mongabay.com, The CSO Platform for Reform (Sabah Chapter) together with 10 civil society organisations (CSO) initiated a Memorandum.

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Address the Exorbitant Flight Prices in December, and Allow non-Sarawakians to Monitor Election, Uphold Democratic Process in Sarawak
Published On  27 Nov 2021

KUCHING: The Election Commission (EC) has announced that the 12th Sarawak Election will take place on 18 December 2021, with the Nomination Day taking place on 6 December 2021 and Early Voting is to be held on 14 December 2021.

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Sabah Government should Investigate Claims on Sexual Harrassment and Misappopriation of Funds in Sabah Wildlife Rescue Unit
Published On  22 Oct 2021

The undersigned Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and individuals are highly concerned by the allegations of sexual and monetary misconduct happening at a government department, and demand an immediate response from the relevant authorities regarding this matter.

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Repeal the Sedition Act 1948 and Stop Persecution of Human Rights Defenders
Published On  4 Sept 2021

The CSO Platform for Reform demands for urgent reinstatement of the moratorium on the Sedition Act 1948 and its immediate repeal.

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KAMI TIDAK SETUJU, PERDANA MENTERI!
Published On  14 Aug 2021

Platform CSO untuk Perubahan (CSO Platform for Reform) menolak ucapan Perdana Menteri Muhyiddin Yassin ‘Bersama Memulihkan Negara’.

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Release MISI: Solidariti Activist, Cease and Desist Police Harassment and Intimidation
Published On  28 July 2021

The CSO Platform for Reform views with grave concern the growing intimidation by the police towards civil rights activists.

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CSO Platform for Reform (Sarawak Chapter) and Sarawak CSOs Highlight Safe Election Recommendations for the Upcoming State Election
Published On  24 July 2021

In preparation for the inevitable 12th Sarawak State Elections, the CSO Platform for Reform (Sarawak Chapter) has come up with a few recommendations on how elections can be conducted safely, notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Remembering the People's Power
Published On  11 May 2021

9 May 2021 was the third anniversary of the People’s Power tsunami that swept Malaysia into a new dawn. In an unprecedented move, Malaysians voted in a new government,

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