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Children’s rights violated

Children’s rights violated

THE Malaysian Bar denounces the government’s overzealous and abusive show of power in its apparent determination to crush the people’s exercise of its right to the twin freedoms of assembly and expression during the rallies in Kuala Lumpur on 1 Aug 2009. According to media and eyewitness accounts, police used excessive and disproportionate physical force, […]

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Police need to change

Police need to change

THE recent incident at Brickfields where a group of individuals who went to make police reports were dispersed with chemical-laced water and where subsequently 17 people were arrested raises many concerns. What is important to remember is that a police station is a public place and any individual or group has the right to go […]

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The perils of social action

The perils of social action

Participants of the candlelight vigil commemorating the first anniversary of the 2007 Bersih rally I WAS surprised by the brute force used by the police when dispersing the 9 Nov 2008 candlelight vigil organised by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih). They arrested 23 participants, including a Member of Parliament, a state assemblyperson, […]

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