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Najib’s mixed human rights record

Najib’s mixed human rights record

AS we head into the 13th general election since independence, it is time to review Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s human rights record. Many bold promises have been made since he took office in April 2009. Have they come to pass? Or have we gone two steps forward and two steps back and remained in the same place?

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Release of ISA detainees “a political ploy” (Updated)

Release of ISA detainees “a political ploy” (Updated)

(Updated 5:11pm, 4  April 2009) TAIPING, 4 April 2009: Pakatan Rakyat leaders in Bukit Gantang are calling the release of 13 Internal Security Act detainees a political ploy, and say it will not swing votes away from the PAS candidate. PAS national elections director Datuk Mustaffa Ali said voters would know that the release, promised [...]

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Lifting of suspension on papers welcomed

KUALA LUMPUR, 3 April 2009: PAS, in welcoming the decision by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to retract the suspension order on two papers — Harakah and Suara Keadilan — today, said the decision would reinforce democracy in the country. PAS Youth Chief Sallehuddin Ayob said the decision to retract the suspension order was a [...]

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Najib releases 13 ISA detainees (Updated)

Najib releases 13 ISA detainees (Updated)

(Updated 12:11, 4 April 2009) (pic courtesy of theSun) KUALA LUMPUR, 3 April 2009: New Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak tonight launched his administration with the release of 13 Internal Security Act (ISA) detainees. He also pledged to conduct a comprehensive review of the ISA which allows for indefinite detention without trial. In his [...]

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Media banning is legal

Media banning is legal

“This is nothing. Why do you call it a crackdown? This is quite normal. We always give reminders to newspapers or political parties which publish organs regardless of whether it is the BN or other parties.” DEPUTY Home Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung, who said the suspension of two opposition party newspapers under the Printing [...]

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CIJ, Wami condemn suspension of newspapers

THE Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) Malaysia and the Writers Alliance for Media Independence (Wami) strongly condemn the government’s latest assault on constitutionally enshrined freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. The Home Ministry has just suspended two opposition newspapers — Harakah and Suara Keadilan — for three months, effective 23 March 2009, with no [...]

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