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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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Police

Police

A PICTURE paints a thousand words, but how can one paint an accurate picture of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM)? After all, none other than Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Musa Hassan has been a regular headline grabber over the past year. When he came into power in 2004, then Prime Minister Tun […]

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Triumphant Samy Vellu

Triumphant Samy Vellu

FOR the week between 23 and 29 March 2009, Tamil papers highlighted the victory of Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu as the MIC president for a record 11th term. The Tamil dailies also reported a case of police brutality in Perak, and gave an insight into the plight of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Malaysia. […]

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Making Kugan’s death matter

Making Kugan’s death matter

(Pic by Mark Coggins / Flickr) THE fresh findings on what caused A Kugan’s death while in police custody are horrific and outrageous. Politicians, civil society groups and citizens have all expressed shock and anger. Unfortunately, Kugan’s death is not an isolated incident. In February 2005, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, in his capacity as […]

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Reforming the police

Reforming the police

THE recent events relating to the death of Kugan Ananthan while in police custody have revived public concern and outcry over the ways police carry out their investigation, especially in interrogating suspects. Death in custody further complicates the situation, and in this case the family, community and general public have lost confidence in the independence […]

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Dian Abdullah claimed that while she was singing the national anthem, she was pulled from behind and beaten by police. “Three of them pulled my son and arrested him when he sang the national anthem,” said Dian, who had to have four stitches on her head at Assunta Hospital. She later lodged a police report for police brutality at the PJ district police headquarters.

Bersih’s first anniversary ends in arrests

POLICE arrested 23 people on the night of 9 Nov 2008 while they were singing the national anthem during a candlelight vigil in Petaling Jaya to commemorate the first anniversary of the Bersih street demonstration. DAP Member of Parliament for Petaling Jaya Utara Tony Pua, DAP state assemblyperson for Kampung Tunku Lau Weng San, Petaling […]

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