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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Who needs a Treason Act?

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Who needs a Treason Act?

DOES Malaysia’s monarchy need special legal protection from insults or ridicule? The Nut Graph asks political scientist Dr Wong Chin Huat whether Malaysia needs yet another law to curb freedom of expression and what the impact would be.

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MPs and separation of powers

MPs and separation of powers

While most of the MPs who were voted in in 2008 believe in the separation of powers between the three pillars of government, up to 40% of those who replied to MP Watch say the concept is not fully practised in Malaysia. This is especially because the executive is too powerful.

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Maintaining the monarchy

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Maintaining the monarchy

MALAYSIA’s internet community has been buzzing with the 2 Nov 2012 arrest of Ahmad Abdul Jalil for allegedly posting insulting remarks about the Johor sultan. The Nut Graph speaks to political scientist Wong Chin Huat on the role of the monarchy in today’s world and how they are relevant and useful to democracy and the people.

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Regulating the internet: What’s BN afraid of?

Regulating the internet: What’s BN afraid of?

CAN the Malaysian government actually be thinking of imposing more controls on our already overly-regulated right to freedom of expression? There’s a myriad of laws available to arrest, charge, fine and jail Malaysians for speaking their minds in ways the government disapproves of. But apparently, these controls are still not enough. On 24 Jan 2011 [...]

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Seditious Malaysia: More to come

Seditious Malaysia: More to come

HARDLY a month goes by in Malaysia without someone being accused of sedition. And now, the government wants to introduce new sedition guidelines for the internet even though the Sedition Act already clearly undermines freedom of expression. Just what is the government up to?

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Why the government fears satire

Why the government fears satire

WHY is the government charging someone for writing a satirical piece? On 2 Sep 2010, Irwan Abdul Rahman, a Malay Mail executive editor was charged over a blog posting entitled “TNB to sue WWF over earth hour.” Irwan’s posting on his website Nose4news was below a huge banner with the words “The truth is out [...]

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