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The moral imperative of disobeying unjust laws

The moral imperative of disobeying unjust laws

THE day after police forcefully broke up peaceful candlelight vigils held on 1 Aug 2010 against the Internal Security Act (ISA), and arrested 36 people in Petaling Jaya and Penang, I followed a debate on Twitter. It was between a young lawyer and a Barisan Nasional (BN) Member of Parliament (MP). The gist of their [...]

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What happens under arrest

What happens under arrest

Corrected at 8:45pm, 11 Aug 2009 SIVARASA Rasiah was a human rights lawyer before he entered politics and was elected as the Member of Parliament for Subang in the March 2008 general election. Hence, the Parti Keadilan Rakyat vice-president is no stranger to the criminal justice system — and to being arrested himself. On 1 [...]

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Demonising demonstrations

Demonising demonstrations

“Demonstrations are done out of desperation and selfishness. The majority of the people are uneasy with such action …The majority of the people are rational and want important and basic matters to be made a priority by the government.” HOME Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, calling the 1 Aug 2009 anti-Internal Security Act (ISA) protest [...]

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What’s wrong with the ISA?

What’s wrong with the ISA?

Police and water cannon during the 1 Aug anti-ISA rally (Pic courtesy of Merdeka Review) MOB rule. “Ini bukan budaya kita”. Public nuisance. The 20,000 who marched on 1 Aug 2009 in Kuala Lumpur against the Internal Security Act (ISA) have been labelled these. Whether or not one agrees with using street protests as a [...]

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Upholding the Child Act

THE recent anti-Internal Security Act (ISA) rally on 1 Aug 2009 saw tens of thousands of Malaysians take to the streets of Kuala Lumpur to object against the law which allows for indefinite state detention without trial. The rally saw what was likely to be the largest number of arrests at a single event in [...]

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Chaos in the streets

Chaos in the streets

Traffic jam in KL city (Pic courtesy of Merdeka Review) 1 AUG 2009 was a nightmare for Klang Valley residents. Once peaceful streets — what many rightfully expected on a Saturday — were gridlocked in massive jams caused by police roadblocks all over Kuala Lumpur. Many were trapped in the horrendous traffic. Those who did [...]

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