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THE FREEDOM CHARTER1. There will be complete freedom of belief, expression and the press. Any form of censorship or scrutiny of beliefs will be forbidden.
2. Parties, assemblies, political groups, unions, associations and councils are totally free. There will be no limits to this freedom.
3. Elections will be the basis for the legitimacy of the government. Laws not enacted by the elected legislators of the country are not official and lack credibility.
4. The judicial and professional security of all citizens, as well as individual and social rights, as stipulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, will be guaranteed.
5. Freedom to defend oneself, the right of associations of jurists to carry on activities, and public trials in the presence of a jury will be guaranteed.
6. Women will enjoy social, political, and cultural rights absolutely equal to those of men, including:
7. All privileges based on gender, ethnic background, or beliefs will be abolished, and all citizens shall enjoy equal political and social rights.
8. All forms of discrimination against the followers of various religions and denominations in the enjoyment of their individual and social rights will be prohibited. No citizen shall enjoy any privileges or be subject to any deprivations with respect to nomination for election, suffrage, employment, education, judgeship or any other individual or social right, for reason of belief or non-belief in a particular religion or denomination. The qualifications of judicial officials will not be determined by their religious or ideological position.
9. Any form of compulsory religious or ideological teaching, and any compulsion to practice or non-practice of religious rituals and customs will be forbidden. The rights of all religions and denominations to teach, proselytize and freely perform their rituals and traditions, and the respect for and security of all places belonging to them, shall be guaranteed.
10. The workers, farmers, and multitude of toiling masses of the cities and villages are the driving force for progress, reconstruction and prosperity. Thus, all anti-labor and anti-peasant laws and regulations. New laws will be ratified in consultation with them, as the true owners of the fruits of their labor.
11. The free market, individual and private ownership, and investment to develop the country's national economy and increase in production will be guaranteed.
12. Provision of basic necessities, such as jobs, housing, health care and education to the poor and low income families, including workers, farmers, and government employees, in particular teachers, administrators and retirees, will be a priority.
13. Malaysia will base its relations with the international community and its ties with other countries on independence, equality, and the safeguarding of its national interests and territories. It will refrain from interference in the affairs of others, and will prevent others from interfering in Malaysia's internal affairs. It will defend the interests of peace, peaceful co-existence, and regional and international cooperation.