Civil groups set up fund to help rights activists

Hailey Chung Wee Kye

Universiti Malaya graduate Wong Yan Ke says he was approached by CIJ to apply for the Legal Defence Fund. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, December 9, 2020.

ACTIVIST Wong Yan Ke is the first recipient of aid from a legal defence fund established by local civil groups to help those being investigated. 

The new fund is set up by the Freedom of Expression Cluster (FOE Cluster), which is made of civil society organisations fighting for democracy in Malaysia, and is co-chaired by the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) and Article 19 Malaysia.

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