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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Whither MACC?

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Whither MACC?

ONE year ago, on 16 July 2009, DAP political aide Teoh Beng Hock was found dead at the Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office in Shah Alam. Teoh had been interrogated for almost 11 hours. The inquest into his mysterious death is still ongoing. More recently, the MACC summoned two Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Selangor […]

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The cost of losing credibility

The cost of losing credibility

ON 17 June 2010, a startling accusation was made against the Malaysian armed forces. The father of Sergeant N Tharmendran said in a police report that his son, who has been charged with stealing two jet engines from the Sungai Besi air base, was tortured by officers to confess to the theft. The Royal Malaysian […]

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NABILANASIR-LAND

“Is Chinese penis really that good?”

IN part two of stories about those who have encountered the religious police, freelance writer Nabila Nasir, 25, recounts the harassment and extortion she and a now ex-boyfriend experienced at the hands of moral guardians in mid-2007.

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In independence we trust

In independence we trust

Book on Muslim women no longer banned THE High Court has been demonstrating their ability to be independent over the past few weeks in striking down several decisions by government institutions. On 22 Dec 2009, the High Court censured the police for wrongfully arresting participants of the Asia Pacific Conference on East Timor II (Apcet […]

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Former Sabah police commissioner acquitted

KOTA KINABALU, 27 July 2009: The Sessions Court here today acquitted and discharged former Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Yusoff on a charge of ordering the use of a police aircraft for his personal interest two years ago. “The prosecution failed to prove a prima facie case and the accused deserves to be acquitted and […]

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Police must stop harassing lawyers

Police must stop harassing lawyers

THE Malaysian Bar is alarmed and perturbed that the police continue to harass and intimidate lawyers by calling them in for questioning on matters relating to the execution of their professional duties. Most recently, lawyer Chan Kok Keong was served a Section 111 notice that was silent as to the subject he would be questioned […]

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