What do the recent attacks on Malaysiakini, the Federal Court, Teresa Kok and Comango tell us about what is going on in Malaysia? And how do we know that these attacks constitute an attempt at nurturing anarchy in the country?
IS the Multimedia Super Corridor’s Bill of Guarantees promising Internet freedom a strong enough protection for freedom of online information? Bernice Low suggests that we may have been taking it for granted all this while, and calls for clearer steps to protect such rights.
IT’S not every day that one gets a personal greeting from the prime minister via e-mail or SMS. But when Datuk Seri Najib Razak did just that to over five million Malaysians for Chinese New Year in February 2011, he got flak from the DAP in Parliament for imprudent use of taxpayers’ dollars. Another DAP […]
“WAIT till we get to Putrajaya,” Teresa Kok laughs. The three-term Member of Parliament for Seputeh in Kuala Lumpur says even though the Pakatan Rakyat swept into power in 2008 to form the Selangor government, it still faces discrimination. “We are still treated like the opposition,” Kok, who is also state assemblyperson for Bandar Kinrara […]
PETALING JAYA, 17 Aug 2010: A new non-governmental organisation, the South East Asia Media Legal Defence Network (SEAMLDN), is all set to provide journalists in the region with legal protection. SEAMLDN, which was soft-launched in Kuala Lumpur on 23 July 2010, will provide legal assistance, including payment of legal fees, to journalists and media organisations. […]
WHOM should the media be accountable to – the public or the government? Judging from the Home Ministry’s refusal to renew the permit of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) newspaper Suara Keadilan, it appears the government is still intent on making the media answerable to it. The ministry was apparently “not satisfied” with Suara Keadilan’s response […]
PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak promised to review the ISA when he came into office in April 2009. But the government continues to defend the need for detention without trial in the interest of “national security”. In the meantime, those who have been detained under the ISA tell stories of state abuse of power and torture.
In this second of a series of interviews with former ISA detainees, The Nut Graph speaks with Mat Sah Mohd Satray and his wife, Norlaila Othman, about his arrest and detention under the ISA in April 2002.
SEPUTEH Member of Parliament Teresa Kok’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. (source: parlimen.gov.my)Name: Teresa Kok Constituency: Seputeh Party: DAP (Opposition) Years as MP: Since 1999 Government position: None Party position: DAP national organising secretary Membership in parliamentary committees or caucus: Asean Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar […]
Corrected on 11 Nov 2009 at 5.10pm RECENTLY, a court case involving Malaysian TV personality Daphne Iking invoked an archaic law that has gotten many parties up in arms. The law in question is Section 498 of the Penal Code. The section deals with the issue of “enticing or taking away or detaining with a […]
SHAH ALAM, 30 July 2009: The People’s Movement Against Corruption (Gerak) today submitted documents on an alleged misappropriation of Selangor state funds by a Pakatan Rakyat elected representative, amounting to RM375,000, to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). Gerak chairperson Mohd Nazree Mohd Yunos submitted the 17-page document to a Selangor MACC investigation officer at the […]