Get to Know Your Civil Rights

By Melissa Chan

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THROUGHOUT FEBRUARY 2020, Penang Monthly conducted a survey on Penangites’ awareness of their rights as Malaysian citizens. The survey centred around three main categories: public rights, employment rights and student rights. Answers were collected from 120 respondents across different genders, ages and areas of Penang, both on the island and the mainland.We also interview former chief police officer Datuk T. Narenasagaran, a consortium of five lawyers and ex-student activist Adam Adli for their opinions on civil rights in Penang, and...

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Melissa Chan

is a lawyer-in-training in the UK with a passion for musicals, stories and learning about people from all walks of life. She enjoys speaking to a diverse range of fellow Penangites, analysing their different perspectives and sharing their voices with the community.