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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Lessons from the Seksualiti Merdeka controversy

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Lessons from the Seksualiti Merdeka controversy

Open-ended vs. close-ended democracy?

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BN vs Bersih: Comparing 2007 and 2011

BN vs Bersih: Comparing 2007 and 2011

IS Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak a prime minister of reform as he’s been portrayed to be? Is he more respectful of human rights and dissenting views compared to his predecessor Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi? Is he less or more prone to strong-arm tactics? A comparison of how the government treated Bersih in 2007 and how it is treating Bersih 2.0 in 2011 gives Malaysians and the world an indication of whether things have gotten better under Najib or much worse.

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Bersih 2.0: “Illegal”, chaos-causing “communists”?

Bersih 2.0: “Illegal”, chaos-causing “communists”?

Waging war against the king. In cahoots with foreign conspirators. Possible communists. Planning to overthrow the government. Illegal T-shirts. Bersih 2.0 seems to embody many evils to the authorities, who have arrested more than 100 in attempts to stop Bersih’s 9 July 2011 march. But have the authorities gone overboard in demonising the rally? What about Malaysians’ constitutional right to freedom of expression and right to peaceable assembly?

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“We cannot afford another Anwar prosecution” (Updated)

“We cannot afford another Anwar prosecution” (Updated)

Updated 3.20pm on 30 June 2009 The following is an excerpt of a public lecture by Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan titled Democracy, Law and Human Rights in an Era of Globalisation that was delivered on 23 June 2009 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Chevening Scholarship Programme THE Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim prosecution is seen […]

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Let the people decide

Let the people decide

IT must be appreciated that the events unfolding in Perak are unprecedented and involve complex legal issues. It is impossible to provide a conclusive opinion on them. Some matters may, however, be addressed generally as a matter of principle. Today 27 assemblypersons in Perak were prevented by the OCPD from entering the state secretariat building, […]

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Bar Council to hold forum on privacy

Bar Council to hold forum on privacy

THE Malaysian Bar Council will be holding a public forum on respecting the right to privacy on Friday, 27 Feb 2009. The speakers scheduled for the night are Dr Dzulkefli Ahmad, PAS MP for Kuala Selangor; Fui K Soong, chief executive officer of the MCA’s Institute of Strategic Analysis and Policy Research; Sonya Liew, from […]

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