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KUANTAN: A PAS delegate today labelled DAP as a reincarnation of the late Lee Kuan Yew’s People’s Action Party and warned of the possibility of Malaysia becoming a second Singapore.
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KUANTAN, June 19 — The Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration has allegedly continued to threaten and ridicule Islam, PAS Youth chief Muhammad Khalil Abdul Hadi alleged to his fellow wing members today...
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ONE year after the new Pakatan Harapan government has come into office, we find that human rights in Malaysia continue to be perverted because of apparent lack of political will to significantly reform the old Malaysian institutionalised politics of racism and racial discrimination.
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PUTRAJAYA, May 31 — Some 30 members of a Musim group calling itself Gerakan Pembela Ummah (Ummah) demonstrated outside the Attorney General Chambers (AGC) here today.
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PUTRAJAYA: Gerakan Pembela Ummah (Ummah) has called on Attorney General Tommy Thomas to resign from his post, citing incompetence in several national issues.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Civil society should hound Pakatan Harapan ministers and politicians for civil rights reforms, said Attorney General Tommy Thomas.
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COMMENT | One year after the new Pakatan Harapan government came into office, we find that human rights in Malaysia continue to be perverted because of apparent lack of political will to significantly...
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Gerakan Pembela Ummah, the movement behind the rallies against the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Icerd) and Rome Statute, is mulling a mass protest...
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Although unintentional, Kedah Menteri Besar Mukhriz Mahathir acknowledged that his “carelessness” was no excuse for failing to stop and greet Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar during the ...
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At last, a live debate between two icons of the political rivalries in the new Malaysia.
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A RECENT newspaper opinion piece defending Malaysia’s decision to withdraw from ratifying the International Criminal Court’s Rome Statute contains a number of factual and historical errors that ...
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Malaysia has officially been removed from the Rome Statute signatory list.
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PUTRAJAYA: On the United Nations (UN) website, Malaysia is still listed as a member nation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), and for the government, this is baffling.
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A recent newspaper opinion piece referred to Japan’s imperial history in defending Malaysia’s decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute.
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YOURSAY | ‘Gov’t must deal with Umno MP firmly as the accusation is no trivial matter.’ AG's presence at Rome Statute forum borders on treason - Umno MP Mo Saladin: It is a wonder how former for...
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YOURSAY | ‘And so have those who sought to cover up the treasonous acts.’ AG's presence at Rome Statute forum borders on treason - Umno MP Quigonbond: This is another false premise argument that M...
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The coalition of groups bent on destabilising the Pakatan Harapan government is using post-truth politics and disinformation, targeting disgruntled and susceptible Malays.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today reminded those in public office not to infringe on the rights of others if they were not being defamed, saying the constitution guarantees Malays...
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It is exactly one year since GE14. The post-Barisan Nasional era promises unprecedented reduction of corruption and a revamp of the education system.
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Attorney-General Tommy Thomas' participation in a forum on the Rome Statute, when the matter had already been rejected by the Malay rulers, is rude and borders on treason, claimed an Umno MP today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The organisers of the rally to defend the sovereignty of Islam and the Constitution here on Saturday (May 4) have been asked to give their statements to the police on May 17.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 — The organisers of the Rally to Defend the Sovereignty of Islam and the Constitution here on Saturday have been asked to give their statement to the police on May 17.
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It is interesting to note that as Pakatan Harapan (PH) reaches its first anniversary of being in government, the public, including NGOs, have been giving their two cents on the Dr Mahathir Mohamad-led...
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PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has expressed scepticism over the rationale for the “405” rally that took place in Kuala Lumpur last weekend.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A year on, the Pakatan Harapan government has been accused as one without a “Malay-Muslim soul”, a rhetoric promoted by none other than the Umno-PAS alliance.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia will have a much more difficult time raising key foreign policy issues that they are concerned about, if they are not a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC), says Human Rights Watch.
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KOTA KINABALU: Umno acting president Mohamad Hasan yesterday reaffirmed the party’s commitment to granting full autonomy to Sabah Umno, paving the way for it to become a separate entity from that of...
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KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia's new government has failed to deliver on most of its human rights reform promises in its first year in power, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said on We...
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(May 8): A year on, the Pakatan Harapan Government has been accused as being one without a "Malay-Muslim soul", a rhetoric promoted by none other than the Umno-Pas alliance.
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PETALING JAYA, May 8 — Amnesty International (AI) Malaysia today suggested that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government formulate a strategic roadmap for introducing human rights reforms.
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PETALING JAYA: A year after the Pakatan Harapan coalition swept to power following the 14th general election, civil society organisations are hoping to see a clear and strategic road map for the imple...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 8): Malaysia's new government has failed to deliver on most of its human rights reform promises in its first year in power, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said on Wedne...
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PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan's reforms on the human rights front a year after coming into power have been a “profound disappointment”, says the Human Rights Watch.
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PETALING JAYA: A global human rights group today raised concerns over Putrajaya’s fear of public opinion in failing to ratify several key United Nations (UN) conventions.
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PETALING JAYA: Global rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government not only failed to fulfil its pledge to improve Malaysia’s human rights record, but also succumbe...
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LETTER | Dear Pakatan Harapan: A year ago, Malaysia ushered in a new government with much hope and expectations.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has defended Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in the ongoing disagreements with the Johor Palace, pointing out that it was not a personal issue.
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PETALING JAYA: Non-governmental organisation Sisters in Islam has accused PAS of crossing the line in asserting that a fate akin to the Uighur Muslim minority in China awaits Malay Muslims if non-Musl...
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PETALING JAYA: The government has to be tougher, especially when race, religion and royalty issues are wrongly used to protect narrow vested interests, Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam said today.
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I AM responding to the letter written by Tan Sri Alwi Jantan regarding the untenable positions of four academics who together offered advice to the Conference of Rulers on the Rome Statute.
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GERAK (Pergerakan Tenaga Akademik Malaysia/Malaysian Academic Movement or MOVE) would like to respond to the letter by Tan Sri Alwi Jantan on the four academics at the centre of the Rome Statute contr...
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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PETALING JAYA: An attorney-general must be prepared to “call a spade a spade” and not merely act on orders from Putrajaya, former attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali said today, in reponse to comm...
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PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Najib Razak has trained his guns on the government after Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said he would not apologise over his “kangkung professor” remark.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police will call up the organisers of the ‘Rally To Defend the Sovereignty of Islam and the Constitution’ at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman here yesterday, which was said to have taken pl...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The police will call up the organisers of Saturday's (May 4) Rally To Defend the Sovereignty of Islam and the Constitution at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, which was said to be without the approval of the authorities.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 5 — Police will call up the organisers of the Rally to Defend the Sovereignty of Islam and the Constitution at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman here yesterday, which was said to be withou...
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The people must accept that the rulers are fallible and are not excluded from the possibility of committing a crime, student activist Asheeq Ali Sethi Alivi has said.
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SHAH ALAM: DAP has expressed confidence in Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s leadership in resolving problems with the Johor royal family.
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KUANTAN: Contrary to accusations hurled against it, the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has never sidelined Islam, according to party secretariat chief Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A peaceful rally to “defend the sovereignty of Islam” was held here with its participants voicing their discontent over matters linked to religion and the royalty.Known as the 405 rally, the protesters highlighted issues such as Rome Statute, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Unified Examination Certificate, and the death of fireman Muham­mad Adib Mohd Kassim.
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PETALING JAYA: Police are to call up the organisers of the Ummah rally was held in Kuala Lumpur earlier today for not providing them with all the necessary documents required by law.
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Lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said that the Rome Statute would apply to a Ruler who turned rogue only if the Attorney-General refused to prosecute him.During a forum on the Statute on Saturd...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The notice submitted by the organisers of the ‘Defending Sovereignty of Islam’ rally here today was incomplete, according to Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Fahmi Visuvanathan Abdulla...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prominent lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, a former member of the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) said today that the Rome Statute would apply to a Ruler who turned rogue only if the a...
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KUANTAN, May 4 — Contrary to accusations hurled against it, the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has never sidelined Islam, says party secretariat chief  Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
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KUALA LUMPUR: PAS today pleaded with Putrajaya to not deport Dr Zakir Naik, the controversial Indian preacher who was recently charged with money laundering.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — The notice submitted by the organisers of the ‘Defending Sovereignty of Islam’ rally here today was incomplete, said Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Fahmi Visuvanathan Abdul...
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Attorney General Tommy Thomas says his advice to the government of Malaysia is that there are no legal objections to joining the Rome Statute but the decision to join or otherwise was a political deci...
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National Human Rights Society president Datuk Gurdial Singh Nijar said the Rulers should seek the Attorney-General’s advice on the Rome Statute as he is the lead counsel for the entire government.
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Founder and chairman of Yayasan Budi, Rais Yatim says the advice given to the Malay Rulers by four academicians on the Rome Statute was baseless.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Speakers at the 405 Rally that took place here on Saturday (May 4) voiced their dissatisfaction on several matters such as the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim and an alleged threat to the institution of Malay rulers.
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KUALA LUMPUR - Thousands of Malaysian Muslims marched at a rally on Saturday (May 4) in Kuala Lumpur to defend the "sovereignty of Islam" following claims that their rights were being eroded by the Pa...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — Veteran politician Tan Sri Rais Yatim today slammed the four academics who drew up the executive summary for the Conference of Rulers on the Rome Statute saying their recommend...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Over 1,000 people, including leaders from Umno and PAS, thronged the capital to “defend Islam’s sovereignty”, to protest several issues including the Rome Statute and the recent ar...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — Organiser of the rally to defend the “sovereignty of Islam” organised by pro-Islam Gerakan Pembela Ummah (Ummah) today urged the authorities to get to the bottom of circums...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The '405' rally finished one-and-a-half hours early due to the weather outside the Sogo shopping complex here.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — The rally to defend the “sovereignty of Islam” organised by pro-Islam Gerakan Pembela Ummah (Ummah) today saw placards calling for Attorney-General Tommy Thomas’ dismissa...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Crowds are already gathering ahead of the "405" rally, held supposedly to defend the "sovereignty of Islam" on Saturday (May 4).
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PETALING JAYA: The “405” rally, supposedly held to defend the “sovereignty of Islam” will be allowed to go on, says the police.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Vacant posts among Bukit Aman’s top brass, including those of the Deputy IGP and Special Branch director, will be filled soon, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
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PETALING JAYA: Organisers of the "405" rally – supposedly being held to defend the sovereignty of Islam – have fully complied with all requirements under the Peaceful Assembly Act and the gathering will be allowed to proceed.
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COMMENT | We write to express our concern and disagreement with Alwi Jantan in his open letter to the education minister.
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PETALING JAYA: Commenting on a rally, dubbed “Gathering 405”, being organised in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday (May 4) to “defend the sovereignty of Islam”, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin rejected the notion that Pakatan had sidelined the Malays and Muslims.
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NEXT week will mark a year since Malaysia witnessed a change of government.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The four academics who drew up the executive summary for the Conference of Rulers on the Rome Statute must take responsibility for it, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik (pix).
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KUALA LUMPUR - A senior Malaysian minister has downplayed the recent fiery exchanges between Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, saying that the Pakatan...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A frequent critic of Pakatan Harapan (PH) acknowledges that the coalition has, in its first year of power, made laudable moves in the interest of democracy but complains that the pace ha...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 ― The four academics who drew up the executive summary for the Conference of Rulers on the Rome Statute must take responsibility for it, said Education Minister Maszlee Malik.
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PETALING JAYA: The Barisan Nasional Cabinet approved the accession of the Rome Statute in 2011 and 2015 but it was not fulfilled by the then foreign minister and attorney general, says G25 spokesperson Datuk Noor Farida Ariffin.Noor Farida, who headed the Legal Department of the Foreign Ministry at that time, said the proposal to accede to the Rome Statute received the support of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his Cabinet in 2011 despite objection from the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC).
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 2): The four academics who wrote the executive summary for the Conference of Rulers on the Rome Statute must take responsibility for it, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.
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PUTRAJAYA: The four lecturers need to take responsibility and be ready to be held accountable for their views on the Rome Statute, says Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.
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PUTRAJAYA (May 2): Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today said that just because of one or two disagreements with the royal institution, it does not mean that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) Government...
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PUTRAJAYA: The government will not hesitate to take stern action against anyone who insults any religion, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
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LETTER | I refer to the letter Rome Statute: Positions of four academics no longer tenable.
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MAY 2 — I refer to the recent statement by retired civil servant Tan Sri Alwi Jantan, who suggested that the positions of the four public university lecturers (who have submitted a presentation to t...
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PETALING JAYA: Former foreign minister Anifah Aman today denied a claim that he had refused to sign the instrument of accession to the Rome Statute in 2011, saying he was merely following the Attorney...
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JOHOR BARU: Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim has assured his mother, Permaisuri Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Binti Almarhum Sultan Idris, that everything will be alright.
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PETALING JAYA: Former Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman defied the Cabinet when he did not sign the Rome Statute in 2011, says G25 spokesperson Datuk Noor Farida Ariffin.
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PUTRAJAYA: Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today dismissed claims by Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin that government leaders are not proactive in addressing offensive remarks aimed at Muslims, say...
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MAY 2 — I wish to refer to the case of the four academics namely Associate Prof Shamrahayu Abdul Aziz of IIUM, Fareed Mohd Hassan and Hisham Hanapi of USIM and Prof Rahmat Mohamad of UITM who togeth...
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Dear Dr Maszlee Malik I wish to refer to the case of the four academics namely Associate Prof Shamrahayu Abdul Aziz of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Dr Fareed Mohd Hassan and Hish...
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PETALING JAYA, May 2 — Education Minister Maszlee Malik should consider removing four academics who advised the Conference of Rulers on the Rome Statute that resulted in the government’s U-turn on...
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer-activist, who was recently hauled in for questioning under the Sedition Act 1948, has rubbished Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s assurance that there is no need to be alarmed over the s...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that the probe over a forum on the Rome Statute, was just a normal police procedure.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 ― Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that the probe over a forum on the Rome Statute, was just a normal police procedure.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today assured that there is no need to be alarmed over the sedition probe into the forum on the Rome Statute.
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KUALA LUMPUR: There is nothing to worry about if you tell the truth and get probed for sedition as it does not mean there will be prosecution, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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PERMATANG PAUH (Penang) • Senior statesman Anwar Ibrahim has given his views on Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's ongoing war of words with the Johor royal family.
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PERMATANG PAUH - Senior statesman Anwar Ibrahim has thrown his support behind Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in the latter's ongoing war of words with the Johor royal family.