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Holding governments to account

Holding governments to account

Updated on 7 June 2010 at 11.20am IT was interesting to see our Malaysian government defending the rule of law and upholding human rights in the international arena recently. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his colleagues condemned the recent Israeli commando-style raid of the flotilla of ships attempting to deliver aid to Gaza, resulting [...]

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Aminulrasyid’s shooting not isolated

THE fatal police shooting of 15-year-old schoolboy Aminulrasyid Amzah on 26 April 2010 has profoundly shocked the nation. The Fairly Current Show host Fahmi Fadzil speaks with lawyer Puspa Rosman, who will be acting on behalf of Aminulrasyid’s family, about the issue of police power, and politicking that surrounds Aminulrasyid’s case. These include the ongoing [...]

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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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Trusting the police

Trusting the police

EARLIER this week, while I was in the office alone in the morning, two uniformed police officers appeared outside our glass office door. One peered in. I looked up and smiled but my fingers were ready to sign in to Twitter if the police rang the doorbell. The officer who was peering in smiled back, [...]

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Whipping violates human rights

Whipping violates human rights

SISTERS in Islam (SIS) urges the government to review whipping of women as a form of judicial punishment by the syariah courts. Whipping constitutes further discrimination against Muslim women in Malaysia and violates constitutional guarantees of equality and non-discrimination. Only Pahang, Perlis and Kelantan provide whipping of women under their Syariah Criminal Offences Code. Whipping [...]

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Inquests are hamstrung

Inquests are hamstrung

PAKATAN Rakyat views as mockery the cabinet’s decision to limit the terms of reference of the Royal Commission of Inquiry to only investigate the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC)’s investigative procedures, and to have an inquest determine Teoh Beng Hock’s death. MACC’s unjustifiable conduct in their investigations is clearly connected to Teoh’s death, and the actual [...]

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