ROS to press ahead with Suaram probe

PETALING JAYA: Just hours after failing to gain entry into Suara Rakyat Malaysia’s (Suaram) premises here yesterday, the Registrar of Societies (ROS) had this to say to to the human rights organisation: “We will continue trying … there is definitely a way for us.” ROS Director-General Datuk Abdul Rahman Othman told The Malay Mail they…

Open your books on subs: Suaram tells govt

KUALA LUMPUR: Those involved in the Scorpene case should come forward with the true facts to counter Suaram’s allegations rather than persecute the human rights group for its role in the probe, said its chairperson K Arumugam. “We are prepared to be scrutinised and investigated by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) and we are…

Govt endorses guide on how to spot gays

PETALING JAYA: A government-endorsed parenting guide that describes symptoms of homosexuality has kicked up a storm on the Internet, with human rights and sexuality activists expressing shock and disgust. Sin Chew Daily today reported that the Education Ministry had endorsed the guide as helpful to parents and teachers. It was launched during a seminar in…

‘Beaten every day for 60 days’

KUALA LUMPUR: A former detainee under the Internal Security Act (ISA), Fadzullah Razak, recalls with bitterness the day the prime minister announced the repeal of the act exactly one year ago. “When we found out the ‘amazing’ news through NST and Utusan – the only newspapers detainees are provided with – everyone was shocked and…

Cops arrest duo for flying pre-Merdeka flag

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 ― Police have detained the two youths who courted controversy during Merdeka Day eve when they raised the Sang Saka Malaya flag, the pre-independence nationalist banner that served as the model for the flags of Umno, Indonesia and Singapore.  Sang Saka Merah-Putih, Indonesia’s national flag. Kuala Lumpur CID deputy chief Aziz…