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September 16: Time for Sober Reflection and Renewal

September 15, 2014

September 16: Time for Sober Reflection and Renewal

by Malaysiakini  http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/274584

STAND UP for MALAYSIA

As Malaysia Day approaches, Putrajaya is reminded of the need to address discontent in Sabah and Sarawak over the perception that it is often left out of the Federation, said NGO Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia (GBM). 312 more words

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Malaysia@ 51: Happy Birthday

September 14, 2014

Malaysia: 51 Years Old on September 16

by Din Merican

On Tuesday September 16, Malaysians celebrate our country’s 51st Birthday. It was the day in 1963 when Sabah and Sarawak joined Malaya to form Malaysia. 817 more words

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A Return to Mahathirism for UMNO?

September 12, 2014

A Return to Mahathirism for UMNO?

by Khoo Kay Peng

http://www.theantdaily.com/Outspoken/Is-the-return-of-Mahathirism-the-antidote-for-Umno-s-dilemma/

It looks like Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s reform initiatives are going to take a few more steps backward if the use of Sedition Act against several politicians, activists, reporters and academicians is seen as a reaction against the criticism of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that his government has gone weak on the repeal of the Internal Security Act and the Restricted Residence Act. 965 more words

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Freedom and Development go hand in hand, says UM's Dr Lee Hwok Aun

September 10, 2014

Freedom and Development go hand in hand, says UM’s Dr Lee Hwok Aun

by Lee Shi-Ian

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/um-lecturers-reveal-why-freedom-is-a-sign-of-a-countrys-maturity

In its journey towards being a developed nation by 2020, Malaysia appears to have forgotten that freedom is also another measure of development, said Universiti Malaya (UM) lecturer Dr Lee Hwok Aun. 479 more words

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Public Announcement--Azmi Sharom and Academic Freedom

September 10, 2014

Azmi Sharom and Academic Freedom HARTAL at University of Malaya, KUALA LUMPUR

Our government must stand with us in partnership for national development.

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Sedition Act runs counter to the spirit of the Malaysian Constitution

September 9, 2014

Sedition Act runs counter to the spirit of the Malaysian Constitution

by Dr. Chandra Muzaffar@www.nst.com.my

WHEN Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced more than two years ago that the Sedition Act of 1948 would be repealed and replaced by a National Harmony Act, I welcomed the proposal on behalf of Yayasan 1Malaysia (The National Harmony Act: Rights and Restraints, July 23). 955 more words

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Najib in desperate state to Stay Relevant

September 9, 2014

Najib in desperate state to Stay Relevant

by Dr. M. Bakri Musa, Morgan-Hill, California

 Last Saturday, September 6, 2014, marked a milestone of sorts for Prime Minister Najib Razak. 1,158 more words

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