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KUCHING: Parti Bumi Kenyalang’s (PBK) quest for independence for Sarawak from Putrajaya is not seditious, its president Voon Lee Shan said.
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PETALING JAYA: Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) today announced the appointment of human rights lawyer Melissa Sasidaran as the new director of the human rights and law reform body.
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PETALING JAYA: Latheefa Koya’s resignation from Lawyers for Liberty (LFL), was swiftly followed by her decision to quit PKR.
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KUALA LUMPUR, 29 — The police have dropped a sedition investigation against the organisers of the International Women's Day March (IWD), who held a peaceful assembly in March this year.
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The sedition investigation against the organisers of this year's Women's March has been classified as 'no further action' (NFA) and dropped, according to Muhyiddin Yassin.
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There is greater freedom of expression in the country since Pakatan Harapan came into power last May, but also much room for improvement, according to Suaram project coordinator Dobby Chew.
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YOURSAY | ‘Such laws are a long time coming, and as each day passes, the hate grows with impunity.’ Amanah leader moots new law to stamp out 'Isma-like hate mongering' Simple Truth: I totally agre...
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PETALING JAYA: The government’s intention to abolish the Sedition Act by this year is welcomed, but there must be close scrutiny to prevent the introduction of a new law that can be a new Sedition Act in disguise, said Gerakan president Datuk Dr Dominic Lau.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, better known as Zunar, says there is no freedom in Pakatan Harapan’s New Malaysia as long as the government refuses to repeal laws like the ...
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LETTER | Gerakan welcomes the announcement by the minister in Prime Minister’s Department that the Pakatan Harapan government plans to abolish the Sedition Act by this year.
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PETALING JAYA: A human rights group dedicated to freedom of speech and expression says the media is freer under the new Pakatan Harapan government but much needs to be done to encourage “responsible...
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MAY 10 — Earlier today, police arrested a man named Firdaus Abdillah Hamzah (Pipiyapong) — an average Malaysian, like you and me.
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PUTRAJAYA, May 10 — The unpopular Sedition Act 1948 will be abolished by this year, de facto law minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong has confirmed.
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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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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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KUALA LUMPUR: The government is ready to re-examine the essence of the Social Harmony Act that can be used in efforts to, among others, control the dissemination of information which can potentially h...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 — The government is ready to re-examine the essence of the Social Harmony Act that can be used in efforts to, among others, control the dissemination of information which can pot...
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PUTRAJAYA (May 6): Definitive steps to amend or repeal Malaysia’s security laws that are considered harsh, such as SOSMA, POCA and POTA, are among the accomplishments of the Home Affairs Ministry (K...
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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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KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has yet to deliver on its election pledges to reform allegedly repressive laws and uphold human rights despite a promising start, a panel of...
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KUALA LUMPUR: After close to one year in power, the government has failed to reform repressive legislation and has continued to restrict fundamental freedoms and silence dissent, says civil society groups.
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GEORGE TOWN: PKR president Anwar Ibrahim held back tears recalling how political cartoonist Zunar was mistreated by the previous administration over the years.
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PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has congratulated the country for having jumped 22 places in the latest World Press Freedom Index.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad commended the local media industry for improving its ranking in the World Press Freedom index this year.
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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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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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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki welcomed the police's decision to investigate a forum on the Rome Statute last Saturday under the Sedition Act 1948.
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PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysian (Suhakam) has expressed disappointment that security laws will only be amended rather than repealed.
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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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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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KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 —  Prominent lawyer N. Surendran has told the Pakatan Harapan government not to preach to the media but to repeal the Printing Press and Publication Act 1984.
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PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan government has not backtracked from its pre-election pledges to repeal six draconian laws, says the Home Ministry.
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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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PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan government has not backtracked from its pre-election pledge of repealing six draconian laws, says the Home Ministry.
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The Home Ministry today rebutted a Suhakam commissioner who accused Putrajaya of backtracking on draconian laws.
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Malaysia's ranking on the World Press Freedom Index 2019 jumped 22 places to 123 out of 180 countries, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The Paris-based watchdog attributed the significant...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police have received 91 reports as of yesterday over a posting on the “Sabah-Sarawak Merdeka” Facebook site that allegedly insulted the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police have received 91 reports as of yesterday over a posting on the ‘Sabah-Sarawak Merdeka’ Facebook site that allegedly insulted Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayat...
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Police have received 91 reports as of yesterday over a posting on the ‘Sabah-Sarawak Merdeka’ Facebook site that allegedly insulted Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Musta...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Media that publishes misleading reports on people’s issues may face regulatory action by the Media Council which to be set up soon, Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin ...
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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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KUALA LUMPUR: There is no necessity for Malaysia to have ‘lese majeste’ laws like in Thailand to protect the sanctity of the royal institution against insults and attacks by irresponsible parties,...
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Some provisions within the Sedition Act 1948 involving violations against the monarchy may be incorporated into the Penal Code.Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said there are such proposals and they wou...
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PARLIAMENT | Some provisions within the Sedition Act 1948 involving violations against the monarchy may be incorporated into the Penal Code.
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SUARA Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) is appalled by the statement by Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on the Sedition Act 1948 and calls for the government to reinstate the moratorium on the Act.
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Just a day after de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong said that the police have been told to stop using the Sedition Act 1948, Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today said that until the law is abolished...
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KAJANG: The police have the discretion to continue using the Sedition Act 1948 while the government debates a proposal to repeal it.
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GEORGE TOWN (March 20): The proposal to set up a Special High Court and Special Appeal Court for corruption cases is not meant to expedite the graft trials of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tu...
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GEORGE TOWN, March 20 — The proposal to set up Special High Court and Special Appeal Court for corruption cases, is not meant to expedite the graft trial of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Ra...
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The Sedition Act 1948 can still be used until the motion to abolish the draconian law is tabled in Parliament, according to Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin."From the legal point of view, the act still...
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Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that the Sedition Act 1948 will continue to be used until the law is repealed.
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LETTER | The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) calls on the government of Malaysia to take immediate steps to protect the rights of all persons in the country to freedom of expression and asse...
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KAJANG: The police can still conduct investigations under the Sedition Act 1948 as the law has not been repealed, Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 19): The Pakatan Harapan (PH) Government will decide soon whether to repeal or amend the Sedition Act 1948, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Anyone is allowed to criticise the government or the prime minister.
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De facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong today told the Dewan Rakyat that the government is in the process of reviewing the Sedition Act 1948 with plans of abolishing it.Liew was responding to a question...
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PARLIAMENT | The federal government welcomed constructive criticism and towards this has ordered the police not to apply the Sedition Act 1948 against government critics.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A minister says the Pakatan Harapan government is against any attempt at suppressing criticism directed at its leaders, following the arrest of a man for insulting Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — Criminal investigations should not be initiated against the International Women’s Day March organisers just because of participation from representatives of the lesbian, g...
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Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh has called for the government to cease "unnecessary" investigations against the organisers of the International Women's Day March for allegedly not providing enough no...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — Putrajaya has advised the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) not to apply the Sedition Act 1948 pending its repeal, Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today.
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PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has expressed shock at the government’s delay to abolishing the death penalty, the repeal of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 and the S...
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The police have nabbed a Facebook user who used his page to publish insults against the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong and the royal institution.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 — Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun today said that a Facebook user identified as Sharil Chain was detained for posting insulting comments against the Yan...
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Inspector-general of police Mohamed Fuzi Harun has alleged that the Women’s Day March organisers had not given due notice for the gathering within the stipulated 10 days.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Lawyer Syahredzan Johan has urged the police to cease all investigations against the organisers of the International Women's Day march last Saturday.
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PETALING JAYA: The organisers of the International Women’s Day march on Saturday, which saw members of the LGBT community call for an end to violence based on gender and sexual orientation, are bein...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 — The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community are human beings and Malaysian citizens whose rights must be recognised, the Malaysian Bar said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 12): The Home Ministry (KDN) will amend the 10-day notice under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA 2012) that requires organiser to submit a notice within the stipulated time befo...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The home ministry is set to amend the 10-day notice under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA 2012) following a recent controversial international women’s day rally which failed to obt...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry (KDN) will amend the 10-day notice under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA 2012) that requires organiser to submit a notice within the stipulated time before holding ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 — The Home Ministry (KDN) will amend the 10-day notice under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA 2012) that requires organiser to submit a notice within the stipulated tim...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Sabah and Sarawak’s quest for rights enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) will be the the focus when Dewan Rakyat convenes again on Monday.
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Da facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong said Malaysia "will never" consider enacting lèse majesté law to protect its royal institution from criticism.
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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 — Former chief justice Tun Arifin Zakaria said today questions about his human rights credentials are merely "a matter of perception", and have little significance to his ability ...
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer has come out in defence of former chief justice Arifin Zakaria, whose appointment to lead an inquiry into human trafficking and the mass graves found in Wang Kelian, Perlis, ha...
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The human rights group Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has urged the Wang Kelian Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) chairperson Arifin Zakaria to come clean on his previous track record as chief justice.
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PETALING JAYA: Rights group Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has voiced concern over the appointment of former chief justice Arifin Zakaria to lead the inquiry into the issue of human trafficking and the mas...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 ― Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) raised today Tun Arifin Zakaria’s human rights record after the former chief justice was appointed to lead a royal inquiry on mass graves and huma...
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PETALING JAYA: Umno’s continued silence over Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz’s questioning of the appointment of several non-Malays to top government positions appears to be an endorsement of the latter’s...
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SEMENYIH: Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Nazri Aziz has accused the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government of using his recent controversial campaign speech as a desperate attempt to win the Semenyi...
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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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Amnesty International Malaysia today criticised the police investigation of former minister Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz under the Sedition Act 1948.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police are investigating Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz for sedition.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Top cop Mohamad Fuzi Harun today confirmed that Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Nazri Aziz is being investigated under the Sedition Act 1948 over his controversial campaign speec...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Police are investigating Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz for alleged offences under the Sedition Act, Tan Sri Mohd Fuzi Harun said.
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PUTRAJAYA: Meru assemblyman Mohd Fakhrulrazi Mohd Mokhtar’s eight-month jail sentence for making a seditious speech during the #KitaLawan rally in 2015, has been changed to a RM1,800 fine by the Cou...
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PETALING JAYA: Supporters and critics of the Sedition Act 1948 will have another chance to see the apex court’s stand on the matter when the late Karpal Singh’s appeal against sedition charges is ...
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KUANTAN: A trader was arrested by the police here today for allegedly insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in ...
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KUANTAN, Feb 2 — A trader was arrested by the police here today for allegedly insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-M...
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A trader was arrested by the police in Kuantan today for allegedly insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah ...
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LETTER | No matter how much they project themselves to be good partners, PAS and Umno are in fact competing for the same target pool of voters.
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SANDAKAN: The bill to abolish the Sedition Act 1948 is expected to be tabled at the Dewan Rakyat sitting in March, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong yesterday.