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Who needs a Race Relations Act?

Who needs a Race Relations Act?

SO it would seem Malaysians can look forward to having yet another piece of legislation in their lives in the brand new year of 2012. This time around, the Barisan Nasional (BN) government has promised it will introduce a Race Relations Bill, to be tabled in Parliament in March. The Race Relations Bill, according to […]

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Reclaiming the race debate

Reclaiming the race debate

THE national unity debate is an unresolved one, but one that Malaysians must not tire of if they are to prevent race relations from being hijacked for political ends. Recently, Malaysians showed they haven’t given up. Over 400 people attended a public forum on race relations by British anti-racism activist Dr Aneez Esmail on 16 […]

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Saberkas welcomes shelving of Race Relations Act

SIBU, 21 Jan 2009: Saberkas, Sarawak’s largest multiracial youth organisation with a membership of over 120,000, welcomes the cabinet decision to reject the proposed Race Relations Act. Its deputy president, Datuk Amar Abang Haji Johari Tun Openg, said today the act was not necessary. “If we want to forge good relationship among the various races […]

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Going public

Going public

(© ivana / sxc.hu) IN October 2008, Malaysia Today revealed that Datuk Seri Najib Razak had apparently exchanged text messages with lawyer Datuk Shafee Abdullah over Abdul Razak Baginda’s position in the Altantuya murder trial. The transcript of SMS exchanges caused a stir. Shafee was the counsel for Razak Baginda, a known close associate of […]

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Pitfalls in regulating race relations

Pitfalls in regulating race relations

Will the proposed Race Relations Act outlaw discrimination?  (Source: jpnin.gov.my) IS the proposed Race Relations Act doomed to fail even before it has been drafted? Human rights advocates, lawyers and academics who recently attended a roundtable on the proposed act seem to think so. The act, which was proposed by the government in September 2008, […]

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