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PETALING JAYA: Civil society groups and lawyers have lauded Attorney General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas’ (pic) decision to not appeal a High Court ruling that denying bail to Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) detainees is unconstitutional.
While many activists have called for the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act – well known now as Sosma – to be abolished, the government says that the law is still needed to deal with terror activities and is looking to amend it instead.
ONE would have thought that the return of Chin Peng’s ashes to his homeland would have led to a sigh of relief that there is finally closure to our turbulent anti-colonial history, and perhaps some reflection leading to reconciliation for all who suffered tragically during the “troubles”.
KUALA LUMPUR: A kin of one of the men arrested under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) over alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has claimed police intimidation, including threats and even requests for bribes.
PETALING JAYA: Law Minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong has pleaded with Singapore to show mercy to a Malaysian citizen due for execution in the island state this Friday (Nov 22).
CIVIL society groups and some MPs have renewed their call for a total repeal of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) instead of the proposal to amend it to make the Act less “draconian”.
KUALA LUMPUR: Civil society groups and some MPs have renewed their call for a total repeal of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) instead of the government's proposal to amend the Act to make it less "draconian".
PETALING JAYA: Student activist Wong Yan Ke says his protest against the Universiti Malaya (UM) vice-chancellor at the convocation was to “democratise” and “inspire” the campus.
PETALING JAYA: Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) has called for the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Malaya (UM) Datuk Abdul Rahim Hashim to resign if he is unable to take criticism from students or is unwilling to provide a safe space for students to engage in discourse.
PETALING JAYA: The police report lodged by Kangar police chief superintendent Wari Kiew against Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) may constitute a form of harassment against human rights defenders, says the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam).