Najib’s reform pledge under intense scrutiny

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Doubts over Prime Minister Najib’s commitment to democratic reform have intensified with this week’s passing of the “ironically” named Peaceful Assembly Bill, writes Anil Netto.

RM5b mega tower in Najib's 2011 budget - Photo credit: Prime Minister's Office

The speedy passage of the Peaceful Assembly Bill – which effectively legally bars street protests – has put Prime Minister Najib Razak’s avowed commitment to ushering in greater democracy and civil liberties under intense new scrutiny.

Full article in Asia Times Online

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Isma
Isma
5 Dec 2011 10.02am

I often wonder why many who write against the present evil regime invariably demonise DSAI. And sometimes LKS, without giving any specific reasons. UMNO gets clear and numerous reasons to be bashed – NFC, PKZ, Altantuya, etc the list goes on and on but DSAI? LKS? And in some very rare cases, even Tok Guru?

najib manaukau
4 Dec 2011 8.12am

I said many times before this deceitful … Najib is always making false promises since he became the P.M. about two and half years ago. His promise to grant all top students their scholarships, regardless of their races, and at the end only the NEM (Never enough Money ) … students were sent abroad for their holidays in disguise, while the non Malay students were offered their scholarships to further their studies in the near empty varsities. So in reality they were not going to cost the varsities any more for these students to study there and at the end of their studies the degrees are not recognized elsewhere. The standard of these varsities are so bad and poor that Najib did not even send the NEM students to study there ! Also Najib never even dared to reveal how many of these non Malay students rejected his so called scholarships and his promise to the organizers of Bersih 2 that they can hold their rally in a stadium and then … his crony,who is managing the stadium not … let them booked the stadium with… Read more »