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Amendments to PAA passed, heads-up time reduced from seven days to five

KUALA LUMPUR: The Peaceful Assembly (Amendment) Bill 2019 was passed in the Dewan Rakyat with last-minute amendments by the Home Ministry.

Hakam welcomes removal of street protests as crimes, says more can be done

PETALING JAYA: Authorities should safeguard against delays and abuse of process that may cause prolonged arbitrary detention, says the National Human Rights Society (Hakam).

Hakam welcomes govt's proposed amendments to allow street protests

PETALING JAYA: National Human Rights Society (Hakam) has welcomed the government's proposal to allow street protest to be removed as a criminal offence under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA) but has called for several other provisions within the Act to also be repealed or amended.

It’s good as long it’s peaceful

KUALA LUMPUR: Street demonstrations and protest marches will no longer be barred under proposed amendments to the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA).

Big ‘aye’ to proposed changes to the Act

KUALA LUMPUR: Early reaction to proposed changes to the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA) is a big “aye”, with the former minister in charge of law leading the chorus of support.

PAA amendments to allow street demos and protests tabled in Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR: Street demonstrations and protest marches will no longer be a crime if amendments to the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA) are passed.

Surendran: Pakatan acting like BN, no such thing as ‘illegal assembly’

PETALING JAYA: Lawyer N. Surendran has criticised Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for claiming that the Women’s Day march was held without a permit.

Women’s Day March organisers to be called up to assist in investigations

PETALING JAYA: Organisers of the International Women’s Day March will be called up to have their statements recorded, says Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim.

Bersih 2.0: Democracy gives everyone a voice, even LGBT community

PETALING JAYA: Democracy allows everyone, including the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, to express their views and concerns in a peaceful manner, says the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0).