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I am glad that the Attorney General has finally dropped or withdrawn the sedition charge against me this morning at the KL Sessions.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 […]

Malaysia has more religious freedom than US, Singapore, Christian group says

KUALA LUMPUR, June 2 — There is more freedom of religion in Malaysia compared to Singapore and the United States, both of which imposes stricter laws against various faiths, a prominent Christian preacher said today. President of a new non-governmental organisation Christians for Peace and Harmony Malaysia (CPHM), Reverend Wong Kim Kong said that an […]

Zahid confirms Rohingya mass grave in Perlis

Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has confirmed the unearthing of mass graves at human trafficking detention camps in Padang Besar, Perlis, said The Star Online. Zahid reportedly said that the graves, believed to be those of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis, could have been there for some time, possibly up to five years. The graves […]

Global embarrassment for Malaysia if Suhakam loses ‘Grade A’ status, chief warn

KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Malaysia’s reputation on the international stage stands to take a serious beating if the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) loses its “Grade A” status, the agency’s chairman Tan Sri Hasmy Agam said today. Ahead of an international review this October on Suhakam’s status as a National Human Rights Institution […]

More questions on Pota from new Bar Council chief

TheAntDaily- KUALA LUMPUR: The new Prevention of Terrorism Act (Pota) which was tabled in Parliament on March 30 might not just be eerily similar to the dreaded Internal Security Act 1960 (ISA) that was repealed, but also seems to amount to Malaysia reneging on its international obligations. As a non-permanent member of the United Nations […]

Stamped Bibles an act of bad faith, say angry Sarawak Christians

Iban and Bahasa Malaysia-speaking Christians in Sarawak are seething over the stamping of Malay and Iban-language Bibles with a warning by the Selangor religious authorities, saying the act of desecration had marred any sincerity over the release of the holy books which were seized earlier this year. Pastor Graman Ujang, the chairman of Gempuru Besai […]

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