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MP SPEAKS | The July meeting of Parliament which ended on Thursday made great strides in institutional reforms – starting with the motion requiring Members of Parliament to publicly declare their as...
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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THIS is a book that weighs heavily on the conscience.
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PUTRAJAYA (July 18): The parliamentary select committee on major public service appointments is to determine the key appointments to four commissions.
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PUTRAJAYA: The parliamentary select committee on major public service appointments is to determine the key appointments to four commissions.
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Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad – Bernama file photo PUTRAJAYA: The parliamentary select committee on major public service appointments is to determine the key appointments to four commissions.
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The parliamentary select committee on major public service appointments is to determine the key appointments to four commissions.
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PUTRAJAYA, July 18 — The parliamentary select committee on major public service appointments is to determine the key appointments to four commissions.
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PUTRAJAYA: Appointments to four key government posts including for the chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will now go through a select committee, Dr Mahathir Mohamad...
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YOURSAY | ‘Will our authorities continue to be a law unto themselves?’ Five unsolved mysteries about Teoh Beng Hock’s death Justice: Political aide Teoh Beng Hock died in the custody of MACC off...
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The Citizens Against Enforced Disappearances (Caged) has learned that the trial of Lam Chang Nam, who ostensibly kidnapped Pastor Raymond Koh, will only resume in December this year (no date fixed), d...
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COMMENT | Suhakam repeats its call to the government to stop the detention of children, regardless of their status or documentation, as it contravenes the Convention on the Rights of the Child to whic...
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PETALING JAYA: Civil society group Citizens Against Enforced Disappearances (CAGED) has called for a review of the case against an individual accused of kidnapping Raymond Koh, in light of the Human R...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — There should not be any more delays in setting up the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) as the independent body is sorely needed to ensure a pro...
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LETTER | The Citizens Against Enforced Disappearances (Caged) urges the Home Ministry to support the expressed desire of the inspector-general of police (IGP) to reform the police force (PDRM). Caged ...
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JULY 14 — When writing an article about our immigration officers and detention centres last year, the South China Morning Post called it “Malaysia’s secret hell.” This seems to be right on poi...
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JULY 12 — The Home Minister appointed Datuk Rahim Uda, an ex-judge of the High Court of Malaysia, as chair of the “task force” to “probe Suhakam’s conclusion” that social activist Amri Che...
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PETALING JAYA: Citizens Against Enforced Disappearances (CAGED) said it would consider as “bogus” the task force formed to probe the disappearance of an activist and a pastor until two of its memb...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 11— Pastor Raymond Koh’s wife today continued to question the composition of the task force probing his enforced disappearance, raising concerns over three of the members over i...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The wife of pastor Raymond Koh said despite changes in composition of the special task force (STF) to probe Suhakam’s finding that the Special Branch had a hand in the enforced disappe...
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PETALING JAYA: The families of Pastor Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat are concerned that the terms of reference for the special task force looking into their enforced disappearances have not been made public.
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Susanna Koh, the wife of pastor Raymond Koh whom Suhakam said could have been kidnapped by the police, has welcomed the government's decision to make changes to a task force looking into his alleged "...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Bar has welcomed the changes to the special task force (STF) set up to probe Suhakam’s finding that the Special Branch had a hand in the enforced disappearance of two men...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar welcomes the decision of the police former legal unit chief Datuk Moktar Mohd Noor to withdraw from the special task force to probe the enforced disappearances of activist Amri Che Mat and Pastor Raymond Koh.
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COMMENT | The death of Teoh Beng Hock in 2009 shocked the nation.
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An Air Force colonel and I once discussed military discipline.
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PETALING JAYA: Citizens Against Enforced Disappearances (CAGED) has welcomed the appointment of Azian Umar of the MACC and lawyer Roger Tan Kor Mee to the task force entrusted with probing the disappe...
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LETTER | An Air Force colonel and I once discussed military discipline.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — Non-governmental organisation Eliminating Deaths and Abuse in Custody Together (EDICT) today reiterated their objection against the task force set up to investigate the disap...
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The Home Ministry today announced that two new members will be joining the special task force to investigate the disappearances of pastor Raymond Koh and activist Amri Che Mat.
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PETALING JAYA: Two more people have been appointed to the task force investigating the enforced disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh and activist Amri Che Mat, says the Home Ministry.
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PETALING JAYA: The Society for the Promotion of Human Rights (Proham) today urged the government to reconsider the appointment of current members of the task force tasked with probing the disappearanc...
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COMMENT | I believe the question on everyone’s mind is why the book Where is Pastor Raymond Koh? was written.
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BOOK REVIEW | On a recent visit to Malaysia I bought two copies of the book "Where is Pastor Raymond Koh" written by Stephen Ng and Lee Hwa Beng.
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Rights group Citizens Against Enforced Disappearances (Caged) has reiterated its call for the resignation of all members on the special task force to probe the disappearances of pastor Raymond Koh and...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 — The Home Ministry is considering the inclusion of a non-Malay into the government task force that will look into the enforced disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh and social a...
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Jannie and Radoslaw showing the work of youths against child marriages.
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KOTA KINABALU: A one-time grassroots leader who was against the Kaiduan Dam, and is now in the ruling state government, is sticking to her firm belief that other alternatives should be looked at.
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KOTA KINABALU, July 3 — Sabah Assistant Law and Native Affairs minister     said she remains firm in her belief that the controversial Papar dam was unnecessary and the government should uphold t...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 — A book on the forced disappearance of Raymond Koh was launched today by the pastor’s family and friends at the Council of Churches Malaysia’s office in Petaling Jaya.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 — The wife of Raymond Koh and the Citizens Against Enforced Disappearance (Caged) group told all members of task force investigating the enforced disappearance of the pastor and...
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PETALING JAYA: The government is not interested in uncovering the truth behind the enforced disappearances of activist Amri Che Mat and pastor Raymond Koh, Norhayati Mohd Ariffin said today.
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PETALING JAYA: The government should accept the Human Rights Commission's (Suhakam) comprehensive inquiry into the disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat instead of appointing another task force to investigate, says Malaysians Against Death Penalty (Madpet).
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COMMENT | Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture (Madpet) is disappointed with the course being taken by the Malaysian government in appointing yet another task force to investigate the enforced...
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A rights group has welcomed the voluntary withdrawal of former Bukit Aman Legal Unit chief Mokhtar Mohd Noor from the special taskforce to probe the disappearances of pastor Raymond Koh and activist ...
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LETTER | There were plenty of responses to Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s announcement of the task force (photo, above) to probe Suhakam’s conclusion that Bukit Aman’s Special Branch police we...
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PETALING JAYA: Bukit Aman’s former legal unit chief Datuk Mokhtar Mohd Noor has withdrawn from the special task force to probe the disappearances of pastor Raymond Koh and Perlis activist Amri Che M...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 2 — The Home Ministry confirmed today that Datuk Mokhtar Mohd Noor has withdrawn from the government task force that will look into the enforced disappearances of Pastor Raymond K...
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PETALING JAYA: The Suhakam commissioner who chaired an inquiry which has blamed the police for the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat said the onus is now on the recently announced t...
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PETALING JAYA: An non-governmental organisation ( NGO) has called on the Cabinet to re-look into the appointment of task force members made by the Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to investigate...
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Klang MP Charles Santiago today questioned the government's dismissal of potential conflict of interests in the make-up of the task force set up to investigate the disappearances of pastor Raymond Koh...
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PETALING JAYA: It’s ridiculous that the government task force to investigate the enforced disappearances is made up of police officers or those who have worked with the police, MP for Klang Charles ...
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PETALING JAYA: Klang MP Charles Santiago said Putrajaya should have the decency to get to the bottom of the disappearance of pastor Raymond Koh and activist Zamri Che Mat, even if it means acknowledgi...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 30 — Klang MP Charles Santiago today said that there is a conflict of interest with regards to the line-up of the government’s task force meant to investigate the disappearance ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has defended the inclusion of the police’s former legal unit chief in the taskforce to probe the disappearances of pastor Raymond Koh and Perlis activist Amri Che Mat.
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PETALING JAYA: More groups have joined in the chorus of people calling on the Home Ministry to revise the membership of the taskforce probing the disappearance of pastor Raymond Koh and Perlis activist Amri Che Mat.
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Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin KUALA LUMPUR: Royal Malaysian Police Legal Unit chief Datuk Mokhtar Mohd Noor’s inclusion in the task force to investigate the disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh and soci...
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Royal Malaysian Police Legal Unit chief Mokhtar Mohd Noor’s inclusion in the task force to investigate the disappearances of pastor Raymond Koh and social activist Amri Che Mat will not affect the c...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 29  — Royal Malaysian Police Legal Unit chief Datuk Mokhtar Mohd Noor’s inclusion in the task force to investigate the disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh and social activist ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today downplayed concerns over conflict of interest on the composition of members of the task force set up to investigate the disappearance of pastor Raymo...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has defended the inclusion of Datuk Mokhtar Mohd Noor in the task force, probing the disappearances of pastor Raymond Koh and Perlis activist Amri Che Mat.
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PETALING JAYA: The National Patriot Association (Patriot) today joined the chorus of criticism against the composition of the Special Task Force to investigate the disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh...
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LETTER | PSM would like to congratulate the appointment of the eight new members of the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam).
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PETALING JAYA: A group of 10 human rights organisations has called on the Home Ministry to revise the membership of the task force probing the disappearance of missing pastor Raymond Koh and Perlis activist Amri Che Mat.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 28): Two senior lawyers have questioned the formation of a task force to investigate the disappearance of Raymond Koh and activist Amri Che Mat, citing improprieties in its establis...
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LETTER | We, the following civil society organisations, are writing to support the family members of Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat who have expressed their concerns with the composition of the task for...
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PETALING JAYA: A civil society has questioned the legal standing of a six-member task force formed to probe the disappearance of pastor Raymond Koh and activist Amri Che Mat.
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The home minister is one of the most senior officers in the Cabinet.
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The family of Pastor Raymond Koh has rebuked Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad for defending the selection of members for a special task force that is re-investigating Koh's disappearance.
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PUTRAJAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has defended the appointment of the members of the special task force which will investigate the alleged enforced disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat.
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Assoc Prof Dr Madeline Berma KUCHING: Assoc Prof Dr Madeline Berma has been appointed Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) Sarawak commissioner.
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LETTER | Back then, parents and teachers caned their children as a form of discipline or "tough love".
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Electoral reform group Bersih has expressed disappointment over the appointments of eight new Suhakam members without prior vetting by the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) for Major Public Appoint...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 — The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) for major public appointments should have had a say in the appointment of the eight new Suhakam commissioners instead of this being s...
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COMMENT | The Home Affairs Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is one of the most senior ministers in the Cabinet.
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PUTRAJAYA: The government will look at how it can improve the newly created special task force to look into the alleged enforced disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat, says the Prime Minister.
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PUTRAJAYA: Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has given assurance that a newly-created special task force to look into the alleged enforced disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat will be independent despite some of the members being former and serving police officers.
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Former High Court judge Abd Rahim Uda will lead a six-man task force to probe the findings by Malaysia's Human Rights Commission (Suhakam), which concluded that the police's intelligence department wa...
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The families of missing pastor Raymond Koh and Perlis activist Amri Che Mat have opposed the overall composition of the task force formed to probe the pair’s disappearance.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The wife of pastor Raymond Koh has joined the chorus of criticism against the composition of the task force set up to probe the disappearance of Koh and Amri Che Mat.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 — The families of Pastor Raymond Koh and activist Amri Che Mat today questioned the composition of a special six-man team to probe the duo’s enforced disappearances that were...
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PETALING JAYA: The families of missing pastor Raymond Koh and Perlis activist Amri Che Mat have questioned the appointments to the task force probing the disappearances of the two men.
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PETALING JAYA: The Citizens Against Enforced Disappearances (Caged) has questioned the appointment of the members of the task force probing the disappearance of missing pastor Raymond Koh and Perlis activist Amri Che Mat.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Prime Minister’s Office has announced the appointment of eight new members of the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam), with Tan Sri Othman Hashim named as its chairman.
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PMO appoints Tan Sri Othman Hashim, former Foreign Ministry sec-gen, as new Suhakam chairman.
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PUTRAJAYA: Former High Court Judge Datuk Abd Rahim Uda will lead a six-man special task force to probe the alleged enforced disappearances of Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat.
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PUTRAJAYA: The members of the Home Ministry’s special task force to probe the alleged enforced disappearances of Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat will be revealed today.
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WHEN he arrived in Malaysia in 2016 from Afghanistan, university graduate Ali Saleh* begged for a job wherever he could.
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SERI KEMBANGAN: Members of the task force investigating the disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh and activist Amri Che Mat will be announced next week.
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PETALING JAYA: The federal government has been accused of slowing down its commitment towards better human rights by allowing the human rights commission, Suhakam, to go leaderless for two months.
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Inspector-general of police (IGP) Abdul Hamid Bador said he is trying to balance between the welfare of his officers and the complaints raised by the public against the police force.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The police will not in any way be involved in the special task force set up to look into the disappearances of Pastor Koh Keng Joo and Perlis social activist Amri Che Mat.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police will not in any way be involved in the special task force set up to look into the disappearances of Pastor Koh Keng Joo and Perlis social activist Amri Che Mat.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 — The police will not in any way be involved in the special task force set up to look into the disappearances of Pastor Koh Keng Joo and Perlis social activist Amri Che Mat.
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In an interview with The Star, Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador said he welcomed the government's decision to set up a special team to investigate Suhakam’s claims that the B...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — The parliamentary select committee on major public appointments has no authority to tell the government which candidates it should select or introduce laws to make this possi...
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News of the tragic deaths of 14 Bateq villagers since early May in Kampung Kuala Koh, Gua Musang comes as no surprise to longtime activist Colin Nicholas.
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PETALING JAYA: The family of Pastor Raymond Koh has said it is in the dark over the task force to be set up to investigate the enforced disappearance of him and Amri Che Mat.
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LETTER | Much has been said in public discourse over the appointment of Latheefa Koya as MACC chief.