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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 […]

I am glad that the Attorney General has finally dropped or withdrawn the sedition charge against me this morning at the KL Sessions. At the outset, this charge ought not have been preferred against me. Inter alia, many civil society organisations including Human Rights Watch (HRW) have condemned and expressed grave concern and demanded that […]

Jawapan Parlimen Berkenaan sebab Kementerian mengharamkan Perhimpunan Bersih 4 yang mempromosi demokrasi dan pilihanraya yang bersih, tetapi memberi kelulusan kepada Perhimpunan Kebangkitan Maruah Melayu yang penuh berbaur perkauman diadakan.

TARIKH : 27 OKTOBER 2015 NO. SOALAN : 48 Minta MENTERI DALAM NEGERI menyatakan sebab Kementerian mengharamkan Perhimpunan Bersih 4 yang mempunyai objektif yang mempromosi demokrasi dan pilihanraya yang bersih, tetapi memberi kelulusan kepada Perhimpunan Kebangkitan Maruah Melayu yang berpakaian merah yang penuh berbaur perkauman diadakan. JAWAPAN:

28th Anniversary of Ops Lalang

Today is 28th anniversary of the infamous Operasi Lalang. In 1987, more than 100 persons were detained under the draconian ISA on 27th October 1987. Today there is no more ISA, but Sedition Act and SOSMA are now being used against dissidents. Political darkness has again descended and Najib is certainly not a reformist nor […]

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