Fareedah Hameed reviews a new handbook on the law of sedition edited by Hamid Ibrahim and Nasser Hamid.
It is legally possible to hold local government elections, a team of legal experts advising the Penang state government has found, writes Prof Francis Loh. The Penang government will now decide whether to seek a court declaration on the issue.
As Malaysians struggle for equality as well, it is timely to look at the challenge facing another Asian country, Korea, which is in the process of establishing an anti-discrimination law. John Smith Thang has the story.
After suffering racial abuse, one migrant, Bonojit Hussain, speaks out about the need for an anti-racism bill in Korea.
There must have been a valid reason for stating that the law is an ass. Now we understand why it is so. The open-handed stay order granted by a single judge – Datuk Ramly Ali – of the Court of Appeal confirms why the law is an ass.
Our legal system is in need of reforms, points out Hamid Ibrahim. Our major criminal laws were imported from India, but while the laws in India and elsewhere have been reformed, ours are ripe for change.
A Joint Merdeka Day Message
Until we can ensure the freedoms of citizens and of the media, Merdeka is not achieved. Let us fight for our second independence, this time from domestic authoritarianism – Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!
All the Malaysia Plan documents have classified estate workers as among the poor and disadvantaged sectors in Malaysia. What the government has failed to do is to add specific provisions to regulations regarding termination benefits to provide adequate protection to retrenched estate workers. Jeyakumar Devaraj calls for the law to be amended to protect their rights and welfare.
Burung Pipit calls on Malaysians to act now and put a stop to violence against women. We must be part of the struggle. Together we can make a difference.