Thursday, 14 December 2017

Joint Statement by 27 NGOs: No Room for Mob Rule in Loving Constitutional Monarchy

Joint Statement by 27 NGOs:
No Room for Mob Rule in 
Loving Constitutional Monarchy


We, the following NGOs condemn strongly the threats and harassment targeting Datuk Zaid Ibrahim for his twitter comments on constitutional monarchy.

We staunchly defend constitutional monarchy as a key element of our parliamentary democracy, which in turn stands on rule of law and civil and political liberties as enshrined in our Federal Constitution.

We stress that, there is no room for mob rule in loving constitutional monarchy.

While recognizing that the subject matter evokes strong emotion to many Malaysians, we believe the use of threat and violence is a direct attack on rule of law, which only serves to drag the monarchy into political skirmish and undermine its paramount function to include and unite all citizens regardless of their specific political persuasion.

We commend the police for the arrest and investigation of Jamal Yunos. We hope the investigation would result in the upholding of rule of law, instead of virtual impunity.

If Datuk Zaid's comment has broken any law, he should be charged in court with his innocence assumed until proven guilty, not be subject to political witch hunt and thuggery.

The Police must defend the monarchical institution from insidious attempts that undermines rule of law that pretend to be expressions of royalism.

We remind all Malaysians, real love for constitutional monarchy must be based on love for rule of law, on which constitutional monarchy stands. Undermining rule of law is undermining constitutional monarchy.

(Enquiry: GBM Secretariat – Phone: 2272 3594/017 3985 606;  Email:

Endorsed by NGOs:
1. Angkatan Warga Aman Malaysia (WargaAMAN)
3. Federation of Malaysian Indian Organisation (PRIMA)
4. GREENfriends Sabah
5. Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF)
6. Kajian Politik untuk Perubahan (KPRU)
7. Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH)
8. Kumpulan Aktivis Mahasiswa Independen (KAMI)
9. LLG Cultural Development Centre (LLG)
10. Malaysian Indians Progressive Association (MIPAS)
11. Malaysian Indians Transformation Action Team (MITRA)
12. Malaysian Youth Care Association (PRIHATIN)
13. Muslim Professional Forum (MPF)
14. Oriental Hearts and Mind Study Institute (OHMSI)
15. Partners of Community Organizations in Sabah (PACOS Trust)
16. Persatuan Aliran Kesedaran Negara (Aliran)
17. Persatuan Masyarakat Selangor dan Wilayah Persekutuan (PERMAS)
18. Persatuan Rapat Malaysia (RAPAT)
19. Pertubuhan IKRAM Malaysia (IKRAM)
20. Sahabat Rakyat
21. Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia (SABM)
22. Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM)
23. Research For Social Advancement (REFSA)
24. Tamil Foundation
25. Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy
26. Tindak Malaysia
27. Writers Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI)


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