The outcome of the case between a Japanese MNC and activist-lawyer Charles Hector indicates widening protectionism of the corporate agenda, reports Angeline Loh.
Mustafa K Anuar writes that the mainstream press’ disregard of the Bersih phenomenon was tantamount to their abandoning journalistic ethics and a commitment to truth and social responsibility.
We feature a glimpse of what certain ISA detainees went through in the past and also showcase a collection of books by previous ISA detainees, recounting their painful experience in detention.
Rather than focusing on maximising GDP growth, wouldn’t it be better if we strive to improve social outcomes to enhance contentment and enrich human capabilities? David J Rothkopf writes in the New York Times.
It is not just the ISA that must be repealed. All detention-without-trial laws and other repressive legislation must also go, asserts Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh.
Malaysians would do well to demand that there is no return to detention without charge, writes Kua Kia Soong.
Najib’s announcement about the imminent repeal of the ISA and emergency era laws caught many by surprise. Anil Netto writes that it vindicates a half-century long ‘people power’ struggle against detention without trial laws.
The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) has responded to M N D’Cruz’s critical article on Lynas’ rare earth refinery under construction near Kuantan. Syed Muhammad Syed Nadzir attempts to clarify the government’s position – but ends up contradicting himself.
Najib’s announcement about the imminent repeal of the ISA and emergency era laws caught many by surprise. As Anil Netto writes in our cover story, it vindicates a half-century long ‘people power’ struggle against detention without trial laws.
Prime Minister Najib Razak’s announcement that the ISA and the Emergency Ordinance would be repealed has taken the nation by surprise. He also announced that Section 27 of the Police Act (on public assemblies) and the requirement for publishing permits to be renewed annually would be dropped.