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Amendments will make the already draconian Sedition Act far worse

Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the amendment bill to the Sedition Act 1948 which was only revealed to members of Parliament today despite its manifest importance but like many other bills, leaves little room and time for meaningful debate. 444 more words


Good Governance 7 – Guarding the Guardians

I make no apologies for coming back to the excellent paper prepared by Nagananda Kodituwakku about the measures needed to restore public confidence in the Justice system. 1,193 more words


Sedition Act revisions worst ever attack on free speech

Sedition Act revisions worst ever attack on free speech, lawyers say

KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 – Amendments to the Sedition Act 1948 that allow people to be jailed up to 20 years for their remarks is an attempt to stifle all dissent, according to lawyers who dubbed these the “most serious” attack on freedom of speech Malaysia has ever seen. 279 more words


Attorney-General A Gani Patail: Time to Go

May 3, 2015

Phnom Penh by The Mekong

Attorney-General A Gani Patail: Time to Go, says UMNO-owned Mingguan Malaysia


Under-fire Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail likely no longer wants the “burden” of being Malaysia’s Attorney-General, UMNO-owned… 283 more words


'Voices of moderation must occupy M'sia'

The voices of moderation should occupy the broad, middle ground of the nation for the sake of continued peace, happiness and economic prosperity of all the people, says former Court of Appeal judge Mohd Ariff Md Yusof. 343 more words


Security must not come at the price of liberty, Suhakam tells Putrajaya

KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 — The government’s duty to ensure the country’s safety does not negate its responsibility to uphold citizens’ rights and the rule of law, the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) said in criticising Putrajaya’s decision to revive detention without trial. 245 more words


Student protester Hamza Babou released with conditions

A student protester who had been detained for two weeks because of his involvement in recent classroom disruptions at Université du Québec à Montréal was granted his release on bail Friday. 336 more words

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