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Journos’ protest petition handed to PM’s Office

A petition supported by more than 4,000 people in protest against the violence against journalists on April 28 was handed to the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya this morning (May 15). The petition, Don’t Beat Up Journalists, was handed over by a team comprising reporter Radzi Razak, editor Ms Chen Shaua Fui, photojournalist Wong Kin Onn, photographer P Nathan and videographer Shufiyan Shukor. They were accompanied by petition organiser Gobind Rudra, representing an informal Committee of Concerned Journalists.

The petition makes four demands on the government: a full public apology for the injuries and distress suffered by journalists on April 28; an independent and impartial public inquiry into the violence against journalists; restitution of equipment confiscated, damaged or lost as a result of police action; and adequate compensation.

» Read petition in full | » See who signed the petition | » See who signed the online petition
» Malaysiakini: Journalists send protest memo to PM’s Office | Assaulted journos hand petition to PM

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