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Country turned back on its commitment over Rome Statute, says Amnesty International Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: Amnesty International Malaysia has called on Malaysia to honour its commitment to accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Lifestyle

Hard Rock International and Amnesty launch a U2 T-shirt

Part of the profits will be donated to Amnesty International.

Business

Indonesia plans to offer tax amnesty

JAKARTA: Indonesia plans to offer a tax amnesty soon to help coax money back into the country and boost dwindling state revenue, the Kontan newspaper reported, citing a draft of a law being discussed by the government and a parliamentary commission.

Nation

Vell Paari: Offer amnesty to illegals

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government should introduce an amnesty scheme for illegal immigrants to resolve the issue of stateless people in the country, said MIC strategic director S. Vell Paari.

AseanPlus News

Amnesty for handing in illegal guns, says Australia

SYDNEY: Australia said it would introduce a three-month national gun amnesty, the first in more than 20 years, in a bid to reduce the number of illegal firearms which have been used in recent militant –inspired attacks.

Thailand

Amnesty attacks Thai junta ban on online contact with dissidents

BANGKOK: Amnesty International has slammed an unprecedented ban by Thailand’s junta on using the internet to communicate with three trenchant critics of the monarchy, saying authorities had hit new lows in curbing free speech.

Business

BCA among banks to manage Indonesia amnesty funds

JAKARTA: Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA) and Bank Danamon Tbk are expected to be among lenders named by Indonesia’s government to manage funds repatriated due to a tax amnesty that is expected to attract billions of dollars in assets.

Myanmar

Families flock to Myanmar jails after Suu Kyi amnesty plan

Tharrawaddy (Myanmar) (AFP) - Anxious families of detained activists rushed to Myanmar prisons Friday, as officials indicated dozens of students could be freed after Aung San Suu Kyi hinted at a mass amnesty for political prisoners.

Nation

No more 6P amnesty programme

PETALING JAYA: There is no more extension of the 6P amnesty programme for foreign workers, which concluded last year, says the Immigration Department.

Letters

Making sure amnesty a success

Amnesty must be seen as a move to recognise the dependence of theeconomy on foreign illegal labour but it has to be part of a processto stop the future rise of illegal labour in the country. In ensuring this,the Govt should do away with agencies for registration of illegal labour.