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The stories of Bersih 3.0

The stories of Bersih 3.0

IF you’re a Malaysian reading this, you will have seen what happened at Bersih 3.0. Whether or not you were in Kuala Lumpur on 28 April, or glued to Facebook or Twitter, you must have encountered images, videos, or reports of the colossal rally that started as a festive sit-in and ended in tear gas. [...]

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Illusory freedom of assembly

Illusory freedom of assembly

THE police broke up two “illegal” gatherings recently, threatening once again citizens’ constitutional right to peaceably assemble. On 6 Mar 2010, police clambered onstage at a DAP-organised dinner to announce that the “ceramah” was over, as no permit had been given for speeches. On 8 Mar 2010, they stopped a Pakatan Rakyat event midway at [...]

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Four Kg Buah Pala houses demolished

PENANG, 3 Sept 2009: After two previous failed attempts to demolish 23 houses in Kampung Buah Pala, developer Nusmetro Ventures (P) Sdn Bhd today succeeded in demolishing four houses. Kampung Buah Pala villagers who were directed to vacate their houses on 1 Sept finally agreed to comply with the court order. Nusmetro director Gary Ho [...]

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Riot at Semenyih detention camp

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 July 2009: A small riot broke out at the Semenyih immigration camp near Kajang about 8pm last night involving 30 Bangladeshi, Indonesian and Myanmarese detainees. In the incident, the illegal immigrants broke the walls of their rooms. Kajang police district chief ACP Shakarudin Che Mood, when contacted, said swift action by Immigration [...]

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“Increased police presence at elections wasteful”

“Increased police presence at elections wasteful”

PETALING JAYA: 1 June 2009: Increased police presence during the by-elections since the March 2008 general election is both unnecessary and wasteful, the National Institute for Electoral Integrity (NIEI) said. NIEI executive director Amin Iskandar said the trend of deploying large numbers of police officers to a by-election only appeared to begin after the general [...]

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Nomination day in Penanti (Updated 12.14pm)

Nomination day in Penanti (Updated 12.14pm)

Updated 12.14pm, 23 May 2009 (popcorn © Adirana Herbut / sxc.hu) BUKIT MERTAJAM, 23 May 2009: The Penanti state by-election is shaping up to be an interesting four-cornered fight. With Barisan Nasional sitting this one out, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)’s Dr Mansor Othman, 56, faces three independents: former Penang PKR Wanita chief Aminah Abdullah, 56, [...]

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