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False hope in Security Offences Act

False hope in Security Offences Act

THE Security Offences (Special Measures) Bill (Sosma), passed by the Dewan Rakyat on 18 April 2012, will repeal the Internal Security Act (ISA) once it comes into effect. The ISA has long been criticised for allowing preventive detention for indefinite periods without trial. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the reform, including the rescinding […]

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Suhakam chief: “We’re an independent entity”

Suhakam chief: “We’re an independent entity”

TAN Sri Hasmy Agam was appointed the new Suhakam chief in June 2010. Previously, he was executive chairperson of the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR), and secretary-general of the United Nations Association of Malaysia. “I’m conscious of the fact that I’m no longer a civil servant. Now that I’m the chair[person] of Suhakam, […]

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Suhakam also investigating Teoh’s death

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 July 2009: The Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) will investigate thoroughly the 16 July 2009 death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock at the Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office. Suhakam commissioner Datuk N Siva Subramaniam said the investigation would also cover complaints from individuals of being injured during a 17 July […]

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