Martin Jalleh looks at how loss of confidence in key government institutions is undermining competitiveness.
Civil society groups are outraged with the violation of human rights principles and the continued abuse of police powers by the officials of the Royal Malaysian Police.
India is a signatory to the Convention against Torture and yet a Bollywood movie is glorifying police brutality and inhuman treatment, reports William Gomes in Salem News.
Miri: The Sarawak Conservation Alliance for Natural Environment (Scane) wishes to inform the government and law enforcement authorities that the situation at the Murum hydroelectric power dam project construction site is peaceful.
The crime rate ball is in the regime’s court. And the longer they take to lob the ball back, with some believable explanation, with some concrete action plan, the more votes they’ll lose in the next election, observes Zaharom Nain.
The Penang Bersih 3.0 solidarity gathering at the Esplanade on 28 April 2012 drew thousands of people, many of them reassured in the knowledge that the authorities had no objection to the event. Unbeknownst to many, Aliran had to work hard behind the scenes in the days leading up to the event.
Bersih 2.0 views the latest publication by the Election Commission (EC) “Electoral Roll: Issues and Clarifications” as a mistaken placement of priorities by the commission and wishes to remind it to focus on the most urgent task at hand: cleaning up the electoral process.
Refusal to implement urgent police reforms would be highly irresponsible as it would continue exposing the public to the threat of crime at home and on the streets, writes Wong Chin Huat.
The huge Bersih 3.0 crowd testified to the fact that many people no longer trust the BN government, let alone the Election Commission, to ensure free and fair elections, reports Sarajun Hoda Abdul Hassan.
The police can have a hundred and one reasons to detain anyone, but surely it is not their God-given right to harm anyone in the process, asserts R Nadeswaran.