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LIVE: Day 8 of Suhakam inquiry into missing pastors, activist

THE Human Rights Commission of Malaysia’s (Suhakam) public inquiry into the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh and three other Malaysians resumes today with Selangor Criminal Investigation Department chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat taking the stand.

This is shocking!!

A police personnel investigating the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh had remarked that the latter’s abduction was similar to a police operation, the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) public hearing was told today.

Lena Hendry fined RM10,000 for airing documentary

Human rights activist found guilty last month of screening documentary on Sri Lankan civil war, No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka. KUALA LUMPUR: Human rights activist Lena Hendry was fined RM10,000 for airing an uncensored documentary on the Sri Lankan civil war in 2013. Magistrate Mohd Rehan Mohd Aris meted out the […]

Parliamentary democracy upheld in my time, says Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has defended the parliamentary freedom that existed under his 22-year rule, saying it was more democratic than under the administration of current Prime Minister Najib Razak. The 91-year-old today made his first official appearance in the Parliament, after stepping down from his post as the country’s number […]

The UN Human Rights Office for South East Asia (OHCHR) said today it was concerned by the entry into force in Malaysia of the National Security Council (NSC) Act which gives the prime minister sweeping security powers and could restrict civil liberties. The Act, which comes into effect on 1 August, establishes a National Security […]

Will Deepa’s daughter be allowed to practise Hindu faith, asks Teresa

With the dust barely settled on the custody battle between Hindu mother S. Deepa and her Muslim convert ex-husband, many questions remain unanswered over the fate of their two children, DAP said today. The party’s vice chairperson Teresa Kok who described yesterday Federal Court decision as “disappointing overall” said that one poser now was whether […]

More Malaysians will suffer Deepa, Indira’s fate if constitution unamended, DAP MP says

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 — The Federal Constitution needs to be amended to avoid more Malaysians from suffering the fate of Hindu mothers M. Indira Gandhi and S. Deepa — who were both forced into long legal battles for custody of their children, DAP MP Teresa Kok said today. Despite the Federal Court’s ruling yesterday […]

Perkasa concerned over A-G’s ‘sudden’ plan to tweak OSA

Malay rights group Perkasa today expressed concern over the attorney-general’s plan to amend the Official Secrets Act 1972 (OSA), saying the move could cause a revolt. Its information chief Hassan Basri Muhammad said the group was concerned that Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali’s intention to change laws on confidential government information by imposing a heavier […]

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