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Call to keep Poca to fight bad guys

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.

‘Fake news’ cannot be resolved with a legislative sledgehammer

IN the wake of the recent “riot” in Malaysia surrounding the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Subang Jaya, Selangor, as well as the controversy about whether the government should ratify the international convention against racial discrimination, ICERD, the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) noted an increase in inflammatory social media posts, including “fake news” or exaggerated or blatantly false information.

What will it take to build a truly harmonious Malaysia

We all have a part to play to stem the rhetoric of hate.

MP: PH must repeal draconian laws

GEORGE TOWN: Pakatan Harapan should keep to its election pledge of abolishing repressive laws rather than just amending certain provisions, said Bukit Gelugor MP Ram­karpal Singh.

Don’t throw caution to the winds

From DR HJ AHMAD of Pulau Pinang.

Stop flip-flopping over human rights issues, Suaram tells govt

KUALA LUMPUR: Human rights organisation Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) wants the government to stop flip-flopping over basic human rights issues.

‘We are doing the same thing once again’

PETALING JAYA: Using draconian preventive laws to handle the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple fracas is a bad move, said civil groups and a human rights commissioner.

Najib slams Pakatan for lifting moratorium on security laws

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has slammed Pakatan Harapan for lifting a moratorium on security laws that were labelled as “draconian” by the coalition's leaders.

CIJ condemns use of Sedition Act against Papagomo as a step backwards in democracy

PETALING JAYA: Using the Sedition Act to arrest blogger Papagomo is "a step backwards" that gives an impression that there is a need for the colonial-era act, the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) said.

Selangor MB believes temple issue can be resolved in a week

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Mentri Besar is confident of resolving the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple issue within two weeks if all parties cooperate.