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Politicians grilled over toll pact contract

The four opposition officials being investigated under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) over the disclosure of a toll concession agreement were questioned for three hours at Bukit Aman yesterday.


A day to mark justice for all

Every year since 1948, Dec 10 has been commemorated theworld over as International Human Rights Day. JOSEPH LOHlooks at what this day means to human rights groups andactivists in Malaysia.


Detainees can go if they have homes

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) and other NGOs seeking the release of 16 asylum-seeking Myanmar women and children from detention centres should ensure the have a place to stay before they can be freed.


Home Ministry to investigate claims asylum-seekers not treated properly

The Home Affairs Ministry will investigate allegations that asylum-seeking children, mothers and pregnant women were living in poor conditions at detention centres and prisons nationwide.


Organisations urge speedy establishment of IPCMC

A total 302 organisations are urging the Government to speed up the establishing of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).


Claims of Rela men abusing power

Suhakam will meet the Rela authorities next week over complaints on abuse of power by some members.


A training ground for the real world

People may lament the death of activism on local campuses, but for two political activists, their university days played an important role in forming their political beliefs and ideals.


Copter drowned out disperse order

A public inquiry to investigate possible human rights violations and police abuse of power at a protest rally earlier this year was told that the noise from a police helicopter made it difficult for protesters to hear a disperse order.


Suhakam to probe claims of violence against protesters

A panel of inquiry has been set up by the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) to investigate alleged police violence against protesters during the demonstration over the electricity tariff increases in front of the KLCC on May 28.


Human rights group praises Abdullah for reforms

Human rights group Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) has commended Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on the reforms that he had made in his two years as Prime Minister.