International Republican Institute
To promote the capacity of Malaysian civil society organizations to conduct awareness-raising public advocacy campaigns. IRI will implement a comprehensive training program and direct support for targeted campaigns on a variety of constituent priorities. Depending on the timing of national elections, this project may include training programs for election monitors.
Islamic Renaissance Front Berhad
To educate young Malaysians on the philosophical foundations of democracy and human rights and their relationship with Islam. The Islamic Renaissance Front will conduct a series of forums and workshops and translate a series of articles on democracy and Islam.
Lawyers for Liberty
To protect and promote human rights and access to justice. Lawyers for Liberty will continue to build a network of lawyers interested in the protection of human rights and conduct a range of activities such as legal rights and empowerment trainings, public information campaigns, and strategic litigation.
Liberal Banter Sdn Bhd
To provide the Malaysian public, especially young Malaysians, with a forum to discuss critical social and political issues. Liberal Banter will organize a voter education project on issues that are often ignored both by the electorate and politicians during election campaigns.
Merdeka Center for Opinion Research
To provide policymakers and civil society representatives with public opinion research that can be used to formulate policies and programs in Malaysia. The Merdeka Center for Opinion Research will conduct four public opinion surveys across peninsular Malaysia in an effort to gauge the Malaysian public's opinion on a variety of public policy issues.
Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd
To strengthen independent media in Malaysia. Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd will support an online media outlet that provides professional and responsible coverage of issues and news often ignored or distorted by the mainstream media.
National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
To encourage greater fairness in the electoral process and accountability in governance in Malaysia. NDI will continue to work with parliamentarians, political party leaders, members from the ruling and opposition parties, and civil society groups. The Institute's assistance will facilitate civil society groups' access to information and capacity to utilize information. NDI will support their efforts to monitor electoral redistricting and advocate for election reforms.
Grant descriptions are from the 2012 NED Annual Report.