It’s been 49 years since Malaysia became a nation, when Tunku Abdul Rahman said that 10 million people of many races now join hands in freedom and unity. But even back then, the vision of what was to become Malaysia was contested. What remains of the vision of Malaysia today? And how do we celebrate Malaysia Day as Malaysians?
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Royal commission only after inquest
PEKAN, 4 Aug 2009: Datuk Seri Najib Razak today once again stressed that the Royal Commission of Inquiry to study the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)’s interrogation methods would only begin its work after the inquest into the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock was completed. The prime minister said the inquest into Teoh’s death […]
The problem with the MACCBy Deborah Loh
RUSHED through Parliament in haste, it was only a matter of time before weaknesses in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act would emerge. Tragically, it took a death to re-open the debate on an institution formed only six months ago. Back when the MACC Bill was being debated, there appeared to be little fuss about […]
Police investigation ready before inquest
KUALA SELANGOR, 23 July 2009: The police investigation into the death of Teoh Beng Hock is expected to be completed before the inquest into the death of the political aide starts next week, said Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar. The police investigation was about 10% to 15% near completion, he told reporters after […]