Stickers Everywhere has two goals:
By publicly sharing the text "tiada guru", we can break down the sustained culture of fear that prevents Malaysians from even discussing corruption in education, extreme teacher absenteeism, and MOE misconduct. In many corners of Malaysia, speaking against the Ministry of Education can lead to harsh rebukes, loss of livelihood, and physical threats from corrupt MOE officers.
In these dark corners of Malaysia—where lawyers, CSOs, activists, and the media rarely travel—it feels hopeless, as if like no caring person knows and those that know do not care.
Yet, in reality, corrupt MOE officers fearfully live as the minority: their facade depends on bystanders and witnesses staying silent not only in private, but in public spaces, too. When we reclaim public spaces where the rakyat exert our protection and our values, we start planting seeds of hope.
These two High Court cases have put and will put astonishing pressure, fear, and attention on these four young girls. Living in one of the poorest districts in Malaysia, these girls have overcome obstacle after obstacle.
In these final moments before they face the Federal Government, they need us. They have come farther than most others ever will: still, they need their witnesses. They need solidarity, understanding, and allies.
Stand with them as they enter the Courtroom to defend us all.