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Understanding the Dewan Rakyat

Understanding the Dewan Rakyat

PETALING JAYA, 21 March 2011: How does Parliament work? How well do you know your Members of Parliament (MPs) and what they stand for? And what is the state of democracy in Malaysia? Answers to these questions will soon be out in a new book, Understanding the Dewan Rakyat, by The Nut Graph in collaboration [...]

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“Thorough-  bred Malaysian”

“Thorough- bred Malaysian”

Lawyer. Activist. Trainer. Loyarburokker. Edmund Bon wears many hats in his quest to champion human rights. Bon is currently the Bar Council’s constitutional law committee chairperson. This is the committee that, since 2009, has been running the MyConstitution campaign to popularise the federal constitution among Malaysians. Bon and his contemporaries — Amer Hamzah Arshad, K [...]

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Seditious Malaysia: More to come

Seditious Malaysia: More to come

HARDLY a month goes by in Malaysia without someone being accused of sedition. And now, the government wants to introduce new sedition guidelines for the internet even though the Sedition Act already clearly undermines freedom of expression. Just what is the government up to?

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The truth about statutory declarations

The truth about statutory declarations

WHAT is the difference between signing a statutory declaration (SD) and just saying something is true? Indeed, how are they different from “normal” statements? Is something more true just because it’s contained in an SD? And what happens when an SD is retracted? Until private investigator P Balasubramaniam emerged in the public eye, many probably [...]

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Restricting indigenous rights

Restricting indigenous rights

IN the upcoming Galas by-election, Umno is expected to harp on “Ladang Rakyat”, a PAS state government development project that has reportedly benefited a private company over the rights of settlers. While Umno is championing the land rights of Malay Malaysian settlers, however, the Orang Asli remain one of the most impoverished communities under the [...]

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Assessing Pakatan Rakyat in Selangor

Assessing Pakatan Rakyat in Selangor

WHAT has the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) Selangor government achieved after two and a half years in power? If one relied on traditional media reports or Umno’s “Save Selangor” roadshow, the answer may well be, “Not very much”. But the reality is much more nuanced, as demonstrated in the book The Road to Reform: Pakatan Rakyat [...]

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