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Malaysia’s compromised electoral system

Malaysia’s compromised electoral system

Our electoral system is in a mess, the People’s Tribunal organised by Bersih 2.0 heard recently. How did it get this way and who is responsible for our compromised electoral system?

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Navigating online offences

Navigating online offences

ONLINE activities have become increasingly subject to criminal investigation in Malaysia. Conversely, old-fashioned offline activities like coffee shop talk remain relatively free of prosecution. Why is this happening? And what do online users need to know?

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The transfer of power: What should happen?

The transfer of power: What should happen?

WHAT ought to happen should there be a change in government after the general election? How is the transfer of power from the caretaker prime minister to the prime minister-in-waiting meant to happen? Constitutional lawyer Tommy Thomas explains.

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Seditious Malaysia

Seditious Malaysia

KARPAL Singh. Lim Guan Eng. Raja Petra Kamaruddin. Wong Chin Huat. These individuals have all been arrested or charged under Malaysia’s draconian Sedition Act. The Act was passed in 1948, at the height of the British colonial government’s struggle against the communists. But more than 60 years later, the wide-ranging and subjective law is still being used, whenever it’s convenient, to silence political opponents.

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Road to an absolute monarchy?

Road to an absolute monarchy?

Tan Sri Arifin Zakaria, one of the judges on the Perak menteri besar caseREMEMBER these names: Tan Sri Alauddin Mohd Sheriff, Tan Sri Arifin Zakaria, Datuk Zulkefli Ahmad Makinuddin, Datuk Mohd Ghazali Mohd Yusoff and Datuk Abdull Hamid Embong. They have fundamentally transformed the nature and prospects of the Malaysian state with their 9 Feb [...]

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Agong: Show respect for 1Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, 6 June 2009: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, today called on the people to show appreciation for the 1Malaysia concept introduced as an extension of government efforts to grow national unity sown at the time of the nation’s independence more than 50 years ago. He said every citizen had a [...]

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