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Topic: Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012

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THE latest arrest of four individuals who are suspected to be members of an Islamic State (IS) wolf pack planning to attack non-Muslim places of worship and assassinate certain persons should alert al...
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BAGAN SERAI: Police have detained two men to help in the investigation of an accident involving an SUV which killed three Myanmar nationals at KM 190.6 of the North-South Expressway near Bukit Merah, ...
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BAGAN SERAI, May 20 — Police have detained two men to help in the investigation of an accident case involving an SUV which killed three Myanmar nationals at Kilometre 190.6 of the North-South Expres...
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KUALA LUMPUR: 39 of the 65 Malaysians detained in Syria on suspicion of involvement in terrorism activities have contacted the police and have said they want to come home.
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Thirty-nine of the 65 Malaysians detained in Syria on suspicion of being involved in terrorist activities have contacted the police saying they want to come home.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 — Thirty-nine of the 65 Malaysians detained in Syria on suspicion of being involved in terrorism activities have contacted the police saying they want to come home.
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PETALING JAYA: An international migrant smuggling and fake passport syndicate has been crippled after police arrested 11 people, including three Malaysians.
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Police have crippled a migrant smuggling and passport forgery syndicate involving Sri Lankans after arresting 11 suspects since the operation was launched late last month.
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PETALING JAYA: An international migrant smuggling and fake passport syndicate has been crippled after police arrested 11 people, including three Malaysians.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador today said that the police have crippled a human-trafficking syndicate that attempted to smuggle Sri Lankan migrants u...
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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: 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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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Definitive steps to amend or repeal Malaysia's security laws are among the accomplishments of the Home Ministry in Pakatan Harapan's first year in power.
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PUTRAJAYA: After a year in office as home minister, Muhyiddin Yassin has several objectives he wants met, apart from those promised by Pakatan Harapan in their election manifesto.
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ON Labour Day, May 1, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad confirmed that acting deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador, 61, will succeed Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun as the n...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 — The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) said there was nothing extraordinary in how it released its inquiry findings that concluded “enforced disappearance” in...
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PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) is denying allegations that its public inquiry into the disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat was an attempt to punish the police.
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Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has censured the Home Ministry for stating that discussions are still ongoing with the relevant authorities to amend or repeal the Sedition Act and other repressive laws.
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LETTER | In a statement on April 20, the Home Ministry responded to accusations of backtracking on reforms by claiming that discussions are still ongoing with the police, Attorney-General's Chambers a...
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PETALING JAYA: The Home Ministry's response to accusations of backtracking on reforms is flimsy and resembles Barisan Nasional's excuses of the past, said Lawyers for Liberty.
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PETALING JAYA: The home ministry today rebutted claims by a Suhakam commissioner accusing Putrajaya of backtracking over repressive laws.
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The Home Ministry today rebutted a Suhakam commissioner who accused Putrajaya of backtracking on draconian laws.
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PETALING JAYA: Former inspector-general of police Musa Hassan again defended the Internal Security Act (ISA), saying it had lowered incidences of crime and murder among gangsters, but his reasoning wa...
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PUTRAJAYA: Two former soldiers and an Indonesian national were jailed eight years and 12 years respectively by the Court of Appeal for conspiring to promote terrorism.
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PUTRAJAYA: An Indonesian national and two Malaysian ex-soldiers were sentenced to 12 years jail and eight years jail, respectively, by the Court of Appeal today for conspiring to promote terrorism.
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PUTRAJAYA, April 15 — An Indonesian national and two Malaysian ex-soldiers were sentenced to 12 years jail and eight years jail, respectively, by the Court of Appeal today for conspiring to promote ...
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PETALING JAYA: The wife of an Egyptian who went missing after he was deported from Malaysia last month believes that her husband and three others are victims of forced disappearance.
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Two former soldiers and an Indonesian national were found guilty by the Court of Appeal today for conspiring to promote terrorism.
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PUTRAJAYA, April 8 — Two former soldiers and an Indonesian national were found guilty by the Court of Appeal today for conspiring to promote terrorism.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal today found two ex-soldiers and an Indonesian guilty of planning to kidnap former prime minister Najib Razak and other top leaders, overturning the finding of the trial ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government needs more time to review oppressive laws to avoid any flip-flops in the future, said the Home Ministry Its deputy minister Mohd Azis Jamman said it is best to look into s...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government will not rush into the repealing of oppressive laws in order to avoid accusations of flip-flopping in decision-making.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — The Home Ministry is conducting an in-depth study and review of six security laws in its purview before making any recommendations to the Cabinet, said Deputy Home Minister D...
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PETALING JAYA: When a Middle Eastern restaurant opened in Serian recently, a small town about 50km from Kuching, it raised some eyebrows.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 — Malaysians who joined the Islamic State (IS) in Syria should be allowed to return home, some analysts said despite a recent terror attack in New Zealand.
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PETALING JAYA: Police say 12 Filipinos and one local were arrested on suspicion of terrorist activities in anti-terror operations in Semporna and Tambunan last week.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 18 ― Thirteen people with suspected links to terrorism were arrested in Sabah last week, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Six Egyptians and a Tunisian were among nine people nabbed by police for their involvement in a foreign Al-Qaeda-linked militant group based in northern Africa and plot to launch large-s...
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SEREMBAN: Three men were charged in the sessions court here today with smuggling migrants in Port Dickson, in January and February.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 6): The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) have presented several proposals on the decision to formulate, abolish, update and amend more than 100 legislations in the coming Parliamentary...
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The police have presented several proposals on the decision to formulate, abolish, update and amend more than 100 laws in the coming Parliamentary session on Monday.
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PUTRAJAYA, March 5 — Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today the status of one or two laws that allow for arbitrary detention will be debated in the Dewan Rakyat in two weeks’ time.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Amnesty International today denounced the sedition investigation against Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, and cautioned authorities on the “exc...
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LETTER | I am a Malaysian who has been studying as an international student and living in China for over three years.
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Individuals with tattoos or symbols of secret societies and unlawful organisations on their bodies face arrest, according to Bukit Aman Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies Division (D7) principal...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The suit by former Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah against the Inspector-General of Police and two other defendants, pertaining to her wrongful detention under the Security Offen...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The suit by former Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah against the Inspector-General of Police and two other defendants pertaining to her wrongful detention under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) in 2016 has been settled amicably at the High Court.
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The government has agreed to pay RM25,000 in damages to former Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah over the latter's detention in 2016 under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 — The government has agreed to pay RM25,000 in damages and RM5,000 in costs to Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah over her detention in 2016 under the Security Offences (Speci...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Printing and Publications Act (PPA) 1984 and the Multimedia and Communications Act 1998 must be repealed to maintain the standard of journalism and freedom of the press, according to...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said there is only one individual whos is being held under the Criminal Prevention Act 1959 (Poca).
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PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court today dismissed as academic an application to the court on the constitutional merits of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma).
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PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court today unanimously revoked the application of the 16 individuals who were charged under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) to refer to the constituti...
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PETALING JAYA: Two human rights groups have called for the release of 142 children held under security laws.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Three low-ran­king immigration officers were slapped and punched by police during intense interrogation in connection with human trafficking syndicates, claims Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram).
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KUALA LUMPUR: Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) has criticised the Pakatan Harapan government for continuing with detention without trial.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) has urged the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) to look into the cases of three civil servants detained under two separate security laws last y...
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PUTRAJAYA: Over 100 laws will be enacted, amended, updated and repealed, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law) Datuk Liew Vui Keong.
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PUTRAJAYA (Jan 23): Over 100 laws will be enacted, amended, updated and repealed, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Law) Datuk Liew Vui Keong.
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Over 100 laws will be enacted, amended, updated and repealed, says de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong.
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PUTRAJAYA: Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says the government is studying six laws with the view of either amending or repealing them.
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PUTRAJAYA, Jan 14 — Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today said discussions are still ongoing to ascertain whether to retain, amend or abolish the contentious Security Offences (Special Measur...
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PUTRAJAYA : The Malaysian Bar will continue to voice its concerns on the continued use of oppressive laws, said its president George Varughese ( pix ).
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PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Bar will continue voicing out its concerns over the continued use of oppressive laws, says Bar president George Varughese.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 — Local police have dismantled an international human trafficking syndicate that were shipping migrants, including children, through Malaysia to Australia and New Zealand, Tan S...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 — A human rights group chided the government for still using the Sedition Act following the arrest of two men and one woman for posting comments on social media deemed insulting ...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has urged Pakatan Harapan (PH) to abolish all oppressive and draconian laws, including the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) and Prevention of Cri...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has joined the chorus of protest against the government’s decision to retain the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) and the Prevention of Crime Ac...
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LETTER | The Malaysian Bar is astounded by Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s announcement that the government has decided to retain the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) and the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 — The Malaysian Bar has urged Pakatan Harapan (PH) to keep its election manifesto promise to abolish all oppressive and draconian laws, including the Security Offences (Special M...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 — The public has been urged to report any and all forms of extortion perpetrated by secret societies to allow the police to take action against them under the law.
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Abolishing the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma), the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (Poca) and the Prevention of Terrorism Act (Pota) may not be a wise move yet for the country as t...
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PETALING JAYA: Family members of detainees under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) have reminded the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government of its election pledge to repeal the law if...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Retaining the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (Poca) is good as the law can be used to prevent victims from falling prey to scammers, says Datuk Seri Michael Chong.
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SUARA Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) deplores the reversal of Home Affairs Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s position on abolishing the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) and the Prev...
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LAWYERS for Liberty refers to Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s statement on Sunday at the Bersatu annual general meeting that the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (Poca), Security Offences (Special Meas...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 2): The government's decision to retain the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) and Prevention of Crime Act 2017 (Poca) goes against its election promise to review ...
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PETALING JAYA: Two rights groups have slammed the government’s decision to retain Malaysia’s preventive detention laws with amendments.
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PETALING JAYA: Human rights group Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) has condemned Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's backtracking on the pledge to abolish the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) and the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (Poca).
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Human rights group Suaram has condemned Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s statement that the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) and the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (Poca) will be ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 2 — A rights group today denounced Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Putrajaya for refusing to abolish the controversial Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sos...
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PUTRAJAYA (Dec 31): The government has no intention of reviving the Internal Security Act 1960 (ISA) which was abolished in 2012 and will use existing legislations to maintain peace and national secur...