Malaysia: Forced Organ Harvesting Exposed in Major Chinese Newspaper

August 02, 2016 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in China

(Minghui.org) Falun Gong has been banned in China for 17 years, and a large number of practitioners have been arrested, detained, and tortured for their belief in the practice. This peaceful meditation practice has been well-received for years in over 100 countries outside of China.

The Guang Ming Daily, a major Chinese newspaper in Malaysia, recently published a full-page article on Human Harvest, a documentary on organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners in China. The title of the article was, “After 8 Years of Investigation Work, Lee Yunxiang Produced an Award-Winning Film on Forced Organ Harvesting.”

Li Yunxiang, also known as Leon Lee, is the director of the film, which won a Peabody Award early last year.

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Guang Ming Daily, a major Chinese newspaper in Malaysia, recently published an article on forced organ harvesting.

“Forced organ harvesting is a crime that undermines basic humanity. Aside from a being a political topic and an issue of belief, it is also a crime against humanity.” “The scariest part is that it is still continuing.”

This brutality has drawn increased attention. The United States House of Representatives unanimously passed House Resolution 343 on June 13, 2016, condemning the atrocity, and urging further efforts by the U.S. Government.

One week later, on June 22, three independent investigators provided more evidence confirming the existence and magnitude of forced organ harvesting in China. The findings of the renowned experts, David Kilgour, David Matas, and Ethan Gutmann, show that about 100,000 transplants are performed in China every year. Therefore the number of organs forcibly harvested from Falun Gong practitioners may have reached more than one million through the years.

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Falun Gong at 2016 Royal Floria Putrajaya in Malaysia

June 09, 2016 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in Malaysia

(Minghui.org) Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) practitioners in Malaysia participated in the 2016 Royal Floria Putrajaya, a very popular flower and garden festival, from May 27 to June 4. The Falun Gong Divine Land Marching Band performed on May 29 and received warm feedback. Many people took pictures with the band.

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The Divine Land Marching Band performs at the 2016 Royal Floria Putrajaya on May 29, 2016.

Sponsored by Perbadanan Putrajaya (the local governing authority) and cosponsored by the Federal Territories Ministry and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, there were more than 300 activities and performances at the Royal Floria Putrajava this year. The Divine Land Marching Band’s powerful music impressed the audience.

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Zamsari from Kuala Lumpur praised the band.

Zamsari from Kuala Lumpur was happy to see the band, commenting, “Great! Super!” Wan Zaili from Johor said the band’s music gave the event a sense of grandeur.

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Aini from Penang said, “Falun Dafa’s music is great! Falun Dafa is great!”

Aini from Penang used to be a member of a school band. Hearing the music of the Divine Land Marching Band, she said, “Falun Dafa’s music is great! Falun Dafa is great!”

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Malaysia: Holiday Parades Show Beauty of Falun Dafa

March 02, 2016 | By a Falun Dafa practitioner in Malaysia

(Minghui.org) With Chinese descendants representing nearly a quarter of its population, Malaysia is closely connected with China, both culturally and economically. Between the recent Chinese New Year on February 8 and the Lantern Festival (15th of January on the lunar calendar), Falun Dafa practitioners held three parades in Malaysia. Many learned about the peaceful meditation practice and the severe suppression of Falun Dafa in China.

Two of the parades took place in Selangor, the most developed and populated state in Malaysia: one was in Mahkota Cheras on February 14, and the other took place in Semenyih on February 21. A third parade was held on February 20 in Setia Indah, a suburban town of the nation’s second largest city, Johor Bahru.

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Falun Dafa parade in Semenyih on February 21, 2016. The banner in Malay reads, “Falun Dafa is good.”

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The three signs read, “Truthfulness,” “Compassion,” and “Forbearance.”

Impressed by the dragon dance team, heavenly maidens, and waist drummers, systems engineer Chandra said he was very fortunate to see the march. “I was taking my son to a soccer game and did not expect to come across such a great parade here,” he said, adding that the performers’ traditional costumes and positive energy were very pure.

Questions Answered

Mr. Gong, in his 60s, watched the festivities with his friends. He asked a practitioner, “We’ve heard about Falun Dafa and know something is going on in China, but can you tell me exactly what’s happening there?”

The practitioner explained how this peaceful meditation system has attracted practitioners in over 100 countries. “But in its birthplace of China, the Communist Party has been persecuting Falun Dafa and its practitioners since 1999. The atrocities include arrest, detention, imprisonment, and severe torture.”

Upon hearing that thousands of practitioners had lost their lives as a result of torture in police custody, Mr. Gong said he was sorry to hear about the suppression. “The parade by your group is very well done, indeed,” he added.

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Waist drummers in the parade in Setia Indah on February 20, 2015
Misunderstanding Clarified

When Jessica handed a flyer to a gray-bearded man in a cafe, he demanded to know, “Why are you against China?!”

Surprised but calm, Jessica explained that Falun Dafa practitioners are also proud of Chinese history and culture, and wish that people can have a happy life. “With violence and lies, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has harmed Chinese people in the last several decades. Millions of people have died during its various political campaigns.”

The man’s attitude was still cold, but when Jessica told him about the regime’s harvesting of organs from living Falun Dafa practitioners detained or imprisoned for their faith, he went silent. Later, he took some materials and a copy of the book Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.

The Power of Truth

Ms. Chen, another practitioner who attended the event, said she found that many residents had been misled by the CCP’s propaganda. “I know I have to tell them what Falun Dafa is, how good it is, why the CCP persecutes practitioners, and the consequences of the suppression,” she said.

More than 200,000 people have filed criminal complaints in China against former leader Jiang Zemin for ordering the violent persecution of Falun Dafa. Some residents also signed petitions during the parades to support this initiative.

One man, who was about 50, said he knew the Communist Party very well. “I know Falun Dafa practitioners are mistreated in China for their belief—this suppression will not last long. Thank you for coming here. What you do is very important for Malaysians.”

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Spectators sign petitions calling for the prosecution of former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin, who initiated the communist regime’s bloody campaign against Falun Dafa in China.

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Malaysia: Divine Land Marching Band Welcomes the Coming of the Chinese New Year

February 07, 2016 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in Malaysia

(Minghui.org) The Divine Land Marching Band in Malaysia performed in a well-known tourist destination, the historical city of Malacca, on January 30, 2016, to welcome the coming of Chinese New Year. The band, consisting of Falun Gong practitioners, performed from a double-deck bus on main streets and at scenic sites. They brought the jubilant atmosphere and the grace of Falun Dafa to local people and tourists.

Both sides of the double-deck bus displayed large banners, reading, “Falun Dafa is Good.” The bus proceeded from the Melaka Sentral Terminal along the route to scenic sites. The band performance was welcomed wherever it was heard.

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Divine Land Marching Band performs at the Stadthuys, a well-known scenic site.

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Divine Land Marching Band performs at the Melaka Sentral Terminal. Passengers waiting for busses watch the performance.

Member of Military Marching Band: The Performance Is at an International Level

Mohd Khairi, a member of a military marching band in Malaysia, watched the Divine Land Marching Band performance at Jonker Walk, the band’s last stop. He said he played several musical instruments. He said excitedly, “The band performance is at an international level. As a member of a military marching band, I know band performances well. I am interested in music.”

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Mohd Khairi, a member of a military marching band in Malaysia, was excited to watch the performance of The Divine Land Marching Band at Jonker Walk.

Besides Jonker Walk, the band also performed at other scenic sites, including The Stadthuys, Menara Taming Sari, and others.

Chinese Tourist: We Know Falun Dafa Is Good.

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Chinese tourists are happy to see the band perform on the Stadthuys and take photos.

The band performed on the double-deck bus at the Stadthuys. Chinese tourists there were happy to see the performance, and many took photos. A practitioner distributed information materials to them. One tourist said excitedly, “You can perform here!” Practitioner Su said, “Falun Gong practice is allowed here.” She asked the tourist, “Do you know that Falun Dafa is good?” The tourist replied, “We knew it a long time ago.” He continued taking photos of the band.

Jiang Zemin Must Be Brought to Justice

Kasim is a retired businessman who came to Malacca with his family to tour the area. They watched the band performance and liked the music. A practitioner talked with them about the persecution of Falun Gong in China and the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) live organ harvesting from practitioners. Kasim said in grief, “Too cruel! Such brutal acts are not acceptable. We are not animals, but humans!”

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Kasim and his wife read a Falun Gong newspaper.

Over 200,000 Falun Gong practitioners and their family members have filed criminal complaints with China’s Supreme Procuratorate and Supreme Court against Jiang Zemin, former head of the CCP. Jiang abused his power in initiating and continuing the persecution of Falun Gong. In Asia, over 1.23 million people have signed petitions in support of lawsuits against Jiang. Kasim said, “We need to do this, and should support it. Justice will prevail.”

Three students, Anis, Nadiatul, and Nurul, were waiting for bus together at Melaka Sentral Terminal. A practitioner told them about Falun Gong, the persecution in China, and the CCP’s live organ harvesting.

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Anis, Nadiatul, and Nurul sign a petition to support lawsuits against Jiang.

They were sympathetic for the Falun Gong practitioners who have been tortured, but grateful to the practitioner who told them the facts. They said they wished the persecution will end as soon as possible. They all signed the petition to support the lawsuits against Jiang without hesitation.

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Malaysia: Promoting Falun Dafa at the 2015 Taiping Peace Festival

September 29, 2015 | By a Falun Dafa practitioner in Malaysia

(Minghui.org) Malaysia Falun Dafa practitioners participated in the 2015 Taiping Peace Festival on September 20, 2015. They held “The Art of Zhen-Shan-Ren (Truth-Compassion-Forbearance) International Exhibition” and a signature drive to help end the persecution in China.

Taiping means “peace” in Chinese and was given that name by the British colonial government aiming to end bitter feuds between different groups of Chinese immigrant mine workers in the 1870’s.

More than 2,000 citizens and many community leaders attended the this year’s Taiping Peace Festival. Many festival goers showed support for Falun Dafa by signing petitions condemning forced organ harvesting in China and supporting the recent wave of lawsuits against former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin for launching the brutal persecution of Falun Gong.

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Falun Dafa Divine Land Marching Band

The band was invited to play Malaysia’s national anthem at the opening ceremony.

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The Art of Zhen-Shan-Ren International Exhibition

Zhen-Shan-Ren translates to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, which are the main principles of Falun Dafa. The exhibition showcases the beauty of Falun Dafa and also depicts the plight of practitioners amidst the ongoing persecution in China.

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Malaysians sign petitions supporting Falun Gong

The petitions call for the end of forced organ harvesting in China and the reporting of Jiang Zemin’s crimes to the Supreme People’s Court in China.

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Mr. Athimulam Arjunan, president of the Service Civil International Malaysia, Penang Chapter

Mr. Athimulam Arjunan, president of the Service Civil International Malaysia, Penang Chapter, signed the petition that called for an end to the forced organ harvesting in China.

“I wish nothing like this would happen in the world. But it happened and continues to happen in China. I am very sad to hear about it,” said Mr. Arjunan.

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Chairman of the Taiping City Council, Mr. Dato’Haji Abdul Rahim Md Ariff

Mr. Dato’Haji Abdul Rahim Md Ariff, chairman of the Taiping City Council, presented a “Certificate of Appreciation” to the Divine Land Marching Band

Concerned Citizens Show Support

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Ms. Aileen Oon,

Ms. Oon, an English teacher, said that no one should face torture, abuse and harassment. “Forced organ harvesting is cruel and must be stopped immediately,” she said.

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Ms. Arina

Ms. Arina, a teacher, said that the signature drive was important because “a criminal must be brought to justice.”

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Sisters Shahira and Shafika

Two sisters, Shahira and Shafika signed the petition supporting the lawsuits against Jiang Zemin. They said that they were very surprised to hear that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was so cruel. They agreed with each other that Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist regime, who is responsible for the persecution and organ harvesting, must be taken to court.

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Engineer Sutar and his wife Nor Fadzli

The couple was shocked to hear about the state-sanctioned organ harvesting and trafficking crime in China and would definitely share the information with their friends.

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Malaysia: Falun Gong Band Wins Award in Independence Day Parade

September 04, 2015

(Minghui.org) The Divine Land Marching Band in Malaysia, consisting of 40 local Falun Gong practitioners, participated in the Independence Day parade in Selangor, Malaysia, on August 31, 2015, which marks the 58th anniversary of the nation’s independence. The Falun Gong entry won the “Best Marching Band” award.

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The band passing by the VIP stage.

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Mohamed Azmin Ali, the Menteri Besar of Selangor, issues the award to Falun Gong practitioners.

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Group picture of the band

Sixty-one groups from each level of the government in Selangor, public schools, and non-government associations performed at the parade.

When the Falun Gong group passed by the VIP stage, the host introduced them to the spectators: “Falun Dafa is a great practice. It purifies people’s hearts and brings about good health. This band would like to introduce the wonderful and healthy lifestyle to society.”

Selangor is the most populated state in Malaysia, and is the home of Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Port Klang—the largest port in the country.

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Malaysia: Medical Professionals Pay Attention to CCP’s Harvesting of Organs from Living Falun Gong Practitioners (Photos)

July 16, 2012 | By a practitioner in Malaysia

(Minghui.org) On July 10, 2012, the Transplantation Unit of the Medical Development Division of Malaysia and the Malaysian Society of Transplantation held a workshop on “The Realities and Risks of Organ Trafficking.” David Matas, a well-known human rights lawyer in Canada, a 2010 Nobel peace prize nominee, and one of the authors of Bloody Harvest, was invited as the only keynote speaker.


Keynote Speaker David Matas, Canadian human rights lawyer


David Matas speaking on “The Realities and Risks of Organ Trafficking”


Medical professionals at the workshop studying the information brochure


Asking questions pertaining to “The Realities and Risks of Organ Trafficking”

The workshop was enthusiastically supported by the medical community. At 11:30 a.m., more than 100 local medical experts, doctors, nurses, and lawyers concerned about medical ethics attended the workshop at Malaysia Medical College. The conference room was full, and the hosting organization had to add temporary seating.

In his presentation that took more than an hour, Mr. Matas put forward 14 principles that organ transplantation organizations in every country should follow. He emphasized the brutality of Chinese organ trafficking, especially the heinous fact that the entire country has participated in organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners, which is different from underground organ trafficking in other countries. In his opinion, however critical a patient’s condition is, one should not sacrifice another person’s life for his or her organs.

According to his presentation, since 1999, China has become the biggest organ transplantation country in the world. Many patients from other countries have gone to China to get new kidneys, livers, or hearts. He said these organs were harvested from living Falun Gong practitioners.

Mr. Matas: The international community needs to stop this atrocity of live organ harvesting

Mr. Matas presented 14 suggestions to the Malaysian government and medical community to help stop the CCP’s crime of live organ harvesting. The suggestions included: not sending any patients to China for organ transplants, refusing to train Chinese medical doctors in organ transplantation, refusing to publish papers that report on using death-row inmates for organ transplantation, denying medical professionals involved in organ trafficking membership in The Transplantation Society, having the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in each country advise tourists not to get organ transplants in China, and not providing health insurance to those patients that go to China for organ transplants.

In answering a question, Mr. Matas said that, although that China is not the only country that traffics in organs, in China it is controlled by government, while in other countries it is underground. He said, “There is organ trafficking in India, but the Indian government attempts to stop it. In China, on the contrary, organ trafficking for lucrative profit involves the police, armed police, military hospitals, and the government itself.”

Mr. Matas pointed out that, since the publication of “Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China” in 2006, many countries have set forth some policies to stop organ trafficking. For example, Australia no longer trains Chinese organ transplantation doctors and Israel does not insure those patients who go to China for organ transplants. Such decisions were based on the investigation report. In addition, the Taiwan government banned organ trafficking.

In concluding he said that he had learned that Malaysia is attempting to establish a code to stop organ trafficking. If successful, Malaysia would be a leader in this effort.

Three experts in organ transplantation in Malaysia agreed that patients that go to other countries for organ transplantation violate medical ethics and encourage organ trafficking, which should be stopped.

Datuk Dr. Harjit Singh: We should keep patients from getting involved in illegal organ transplants


Datuk Dr. Harjit Singh, President of the Malaysian Society of Transplantation, at a press conference

Datuk Dr. Harjit Singh, President of the Malaysian Society of Transplantation, pointed out at a press conference that a responsible person would stop patients involved in illegal organ transplantation. Such illegal transactions focus on profit but not the patient’s health.

He said, “As responsible people, we should keep patients from getting involved in illegal organ transplantation. People should select right and legal channels, not illegal means.”

Datuk Dr. Ghazali Ahmad: Medical Development Division will stop providing medicines for patients that go to other countries for organ transplants


Datuk Dr. Ghazali Ahmad, Head, Department of Nephrology, Hospital of Kuala Lumpur, at a press conference

Datuk Dr. Ghazali Ahmad, Senior Consultant and Head, Department of Nephrology, Hospital of Kuala Lumpur, disclosed that the government knew about the occurrence of illegal organ transplantation and that, beginning in 2012, the Medical Development Division no longer provides medicines for patients that go to other countries for organ transplants.

Dr. Lela Yasmin Mansor: We cannot cause more tragedies


Dr. Lela Yasmin Mansor, Chief National Manager, National Transplant Resource Centre, at a press conference

Dr. Lela Yasmin Mansor, Chief National Manager, National Transplant Resource Centre, pointed out in a press conference that the reason for inviting Mr. Matas to give a talk was so that public and the media would know that getting an illegal organ transplant in another country is not a solution. Regarding the CCP’s seizing and killing of Falun Gong practitioners for their organs, Dr. Manor said that illegal organ transplantation encourages organ trafficking, “We cannot cause more tragedies.”

Background

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline for mind and body. The practice involves slow, gentle movements and meditation. It is easy to learn, enjoyable to practice, and free of charge. Its principles are based on Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The practice began in China in 1992 and quickly spread by word of mouth throughout China and then beyond. Its beneficial effects in uplifting an individual’s physical health, spiritual wellbeing, and moral character, not to mention its positive influence in the community and society as a whole, have been undeniable. In fact, Falun Gong is practiced by over 100 million people in over 100 countries. The main works of Falun Gong are available in over 30 languages.

On July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched a brutal persecution of Falun Gong. Since the start of the persecution, Falun Gong practitioners throughout the world have been constantly speaking out about the truth of Falun Gong and exposing the CCP’s crimes in a tireless effort to end the persecution.

In 2006, David Matas, international human rights lawyer, and David Kilgour, former Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific) for Canada formed an independent investigation team and released their findings to the media on July 6, 2006: “Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China”

Their investigation continued and found new evidence. From 2006 to 2009, they released three reports. Bloody Harvest, published in October 2009, was based on their third report. They stated: “We have concluded that the government of China and its agencies in numerous parts of the country, in particular hospitals but also detention centres and ‘people’s courts’, since 1999 have put to death a large but unknown number of Falun Gong prisoners of conscience.”

For several years, Mr. Matas and Mr. Kilgour toured more than 80 cities in over 40 countries to expose the CCP’s atrocities of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners in hopes of stopping such crimes.

Mr. Matas graduated from Princeton University and the University of Oxford. He has made outstanding contributions in human rights, immigration, and refugee issues. He received the Order of Canada on December 30, 2008, the highest honor from the Canadian government. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 for exposing CCP’s atrocity of live organ harvesting.

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