Malaysia’s new security law debuts as PM Najib fights critics

(From AFP) Tough new security legislation came into force in Malaysia Monday, with critics saying the “draconian” law threatens democracy and could be used against opponents of the scandal-tainted premier. The National Security Council Act was pushed through parliament in… Read More ›
Syndicated from Asia Times Continue reading Malaysia’s new security law debuts as PM Najib fights critics

UN rights body raps Malaysian govt over security law

(From AFP) The U.N.’s human rights body said Friday it was “gravely concerned” by a new Malaysian security law coming into force next week that grants the government extraordinary emergency powers. The government rammed the National Security Council Act through… Read More ›
Syndicated from Asia Times Continue reading UN rights body raps Malaysian govt over security law