MALAYSIA 2020

Combating Corruption and Promoting Accountability

Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4)

$90,000

To promote good governance and accountability and to combat corruption. The organization will conduct a multifaceted project designed to encourage public participation in efforts to combat corruption that will include research on various forms of corruption in Malaysia; educational initiatives about patronage politics and possible corruption associated with government linked companies; and advocacy focused on strengthening the independence of public institutions.

Engaging Communities to Counter Discrimination

Pusat KOMAS Sdn Bhd

$72,000

To promote pluralism and tolerance in Malaysian society. The organization will produce and disseminate videos to counter hate speech. The organization will also work with local partners to organize grassroots community-level dialogues outside of the capital city to raise awareness of these issues among communities that may not otherwise be exposed to these types of discussions.

Promoting Human Rights and Access to Justice

Lawyers for Liberty

$45,000

To support a community of lawyers dedicated to the advancement of human rights through strategic litigation. The organization will litigate a variety of cases with important human rights implications and conduct public information campaigns and empowerment trainings. 

Promoting Human Rights and Access to Justice

Lawyers for Liberty

Supplement$25,000

To support a community of lawyers dedicated to the advancement of human rights through strategic litigation. The organization will litigate a variety of cases with important human rights implications focusing on issues such as death in custody, detention without trial, and statelessness. The organization will also conduct public information campaigns and empowerment trainings. 

Public Opinion Research

Merdeka Center for Opinion Research

$95,000

To carry out independent, objective public opinion research that can be used by policy makers and civil society representatives to formulate policies and programs. The organization will conduct public opinion surveys across peninsular Malaysia and Sabah and Sarawak to gauge the Malaysian public’s opinion on a variety of public policy issues.

Strategic Litigation and Human Rights Advocacy

Liberal Banter Sdn Bhd

Supplement$12,000

To provide the Malaysian public, especially youth, with a forum to discuss critical political issues and to support the advancement of human rights through strategic litigation.  The organization will implement a series of initiatives designed to improve young people’s human rights advocacy skills and encourage their involvement in political processes, litigate a variety of cases with important human rights implications, and maintain a resource center for youth.

Strategic Litigation and Human Rights Advocacy

Liberal Banter Sdn Bhd

$61,000

To provide the Malaysian public, especially youth, with a forum to discuss critical political issues and to support the advancement of human rights through strategic litigation.  The organization will implement a series of initiatives designed to improve young people’s human rights advocacy skills and encourage their involvement in political processes, litigate a variety of cases with important human rights implications, and maintain a resource center for youth.

Support for Parliamentary Strengthening

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

$350,000

To strengthen the Malaysian parliament’s performance of its legislative and oversight functions and improve its transparency and responsiveness to the public, the Institute will provide technical assistance to parliamentary committees and members of parliament, and promote mechanisms for effective citizen engagement in parliamentary processes.