促请首相纳吉辞职下台 Najib Razak Must Step Down as Prime Minister of Malaysia

针对马大法律系教授阿兹米沙伦即将在明日被煽动法令提控一事,马来西亚青年与学生民主运动(学运DEMA)在此强烈谴责执政单位侵犯联邦宪法清楚阐明的自由言论及基本人权。

与此同时,我们要求纳吉辞去首相一职,为他在2012年7月12日的废除煽动法令声明和出尔反尔继续使用恶法暴虐人民的行为作出负责。

令人震惊的是,政府近期除了积极使用煽动法令控告民联代表,现在还把恶法魔爪伸进学术单位丶逮捕纯粹表达立场的学术专业人士。

此外,我们清楚看见,现阶段为新生踏入大学门栏的时刻,政府肯定会加紧限制警告学生不要热衷於社会丶政治和经济课题。

我们恳切呼吁全马学生,一同为阿兹米教授声援。因为学术自由不仅仅是教授或学院的权利,同时也是避免学生被灌输带有偏见和歧视的教育。这是我们应该捍卫的权利,因为我们不要有教授在面对恐惧和违背良心的情况地下施教,打压学生的学习兴致。

It has been reported that Azmi Sharom, a legal professor in UM, will be charged under the Seditious Act for his comments on the Selangor MB crisis.

DEMA strongly condemns the authority for violating the fundamental right to freedom of expression as enshrined in the Federal Constitution.

We also demands Najib Razak to resign as the Prime Minister of Malaysia for allowing the oppressive laws to continue to haunt the people despite the announcement to abolish them in 12 July 2012.

It is shocking that the Government, after having initiated several charges under the same law against the people representatives from the Pakatan Rakyat, has now started to intimidate academicians who had simply expressed their opinions in their professional capacity.

Furthermore, it is undoubtedly clear that, at a time where new students are being enrolled into the universities, it is the Government’s intention to also warn the new students not to be too keen in applying their knowledge to social, political and economic issues.

We urge all students in this country to stand in solidarity with Professor Azmi Sharom. Freedom of expression which includes the academic freedom is not something peculiar only to the academicians. Reciprocal to the scholar’s right to academic freedom is the students’ right to unbiased education and the right not to be indoctrinated. We certainly do not want our professors to teach against their best knowledge and conscience for fear of repression by the Government, contrary to the interest of the students.

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