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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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State of emergency in Bangkok lifted

BANGKOK, 24 April 2009: The Thai government today officially lifted the state of emergency in Bangkok and five nearby provinces, almost two weeks after it was imposed to contain street rallies by anti-government protesters. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said the lifting was effective from noon, adding that all the security agencies had given the green […]

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Bangkok calm (Updated)

Updated 2:01pm, 14 April 2009 BANGKOK, 14 April 2009:Leaders of the anti-government protesters who turned the streets of Bangkok into a war zone and caused the recent Asean +6 Summit in Pattaya to be cancelled, have agreed to end their rally and disperse from the Government House. Natawut Saikua told thousands of supporters of ousted […]

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77 injured in Thai clash

BANGKOK, 13 April 2009: Thais woke up today to celebrate their traditional new year or Songkran in a sombre mood after at least 77 protestors and troops were injured in a crackdown ordered by embattled Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. Soldiers fired shots and used tear gas in the early morning clash. Speculation has been rife […]

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Summit postponements impede Asean’s work

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 April 2009: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the postponement of the 14th Asean Summit and related summits in Thailand yesterday due to anti-government protests could impede the good work of a regional grouping like Asean. Writing in his blog, www.1malaysia.com.my, Najib also said the move would “delay the benefits of […]

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State of emergency in Bangkok (Updated)

Updated 5:32pm, 12 April 2009 BANGKOK, 12 April 2009: The Thai Government has declared a state of emergency in capital Bangkok and five nearby provinces, in a move to contain the anti-government protesters who had stormed the venue of the 14th Asean Summit and related summits in Pattaya Saturday and forced its cancellation. The under-siege […]

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