Malaysia defends deportation of Saudi journalist

Malaysia’s government on Monday defended its decision to deport a young Saudi journalist who may face persecution at home for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad on Twitter. International rights groups have slammed the deportation but Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Malaysia was not a safe haven for fugitives. Jiddah-based newspaper columnist Hamza Kashgari, 23, was…

M’sia deports Saudi journalist Kashgari

Malaysia on Sunday deported a young Saudi journalist wanted in his home country over a Twitter post about the Prophet Mohammed, defying pleas from human rights group who said he faced execution. Hamza Kashgari, who was detained in Malaysia on Thursday after fleeing Saudi Arabia, has now left the country, national police spokesperson Ramli Yoosuf said. “He was deported to…

Lawyer claims cops trying to cow students

  Farhana claimed Bukhairi’s treatment stemmed from authorities’ concern over increasing student awareness in the country. — File pic KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 — Lawyer for a Universiti Malaya (UM) student who was remanded four days for allegedly refusing to co-operate in an impromptu police search, claimed today authorities are trying to smother growing student…

Charge ‘violent’ cops, say students

VIDEO INSIDE KUALA LUMPUR: The police have been urged to investigate the alleged use of excessive force in dispersing students who gathered at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) in Tanjung Malim, Perak, in the early morning of New Year’s Day. A representative of the students and spokesperson for the Movement for Academic Freedom (Bebas) Haziq…

Adam Adli Lodges Police Report

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 DECEMBER, 2011: The student activist who was involved in the ‘infamous’ flag-lowering incident has lodged a police report today over an incident involving an attempt by an unidentified man to punch him a few days ago. Adam Adli, 22 from Universiti Perguruan Sultan Idris (UPSI) gave his statement at Dang Wangi police station.…

Ugutan: Adam Adli lapor polis, terima notis tatatertib

Beliau turut menerima notis pendengaran tatatertib dari Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, tempatnya belajar. KUALA LUMPUR: Pemimpin pelajar, Adam Adli yang menurunkan bendera memaparkan gambar Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak di ibu pejabat Umno di PWTC Sabtu lalu membuat laporan polis berhubung ugutan yang diterimanya. Menurut peguamnya, Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, ugutan itu dipercayai diterima dari…