Category: 2011: 1

Year of publicity stunts, slogans and spin 0

Year of publicity stunts, slogans and spin

Genuine people-centred reforms and greater respect for human rights and civil liberties in Malaysia remain an illusion. Instead what we see are publicity stunts, slogans and spin, says Martin Jalleh as he takes us...

A compromised judiciary 2

A compromised judiciary

Martin Jalleh reports on a year when the judiciary sank so low that it shamelessly allowed itself to be intimidated, its independence and impartiality to be interfered with, and its integrity to be reduced...

MACC stumbled, struggled and strangulated itself 4

MACC stumbled, struggled and strangulated itself

Its chief wanted Malaysians to believe that the anti-corruption body is “independent, transparent and professional”. Yet, so far, the MACC has failed to convince a highly sceptical public, observes Martin Jalleh.

Public confidence in police plummets 0

Public confidence in police plummets

Martin Jalleh highlights the ‘performance’ of the police force in recent times and in the process shows the reasons for the failure of the government’s professed intention of improving the level of public confidence...

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