Govt open to replacing death with life

While the study on whether to keep the death penalty is ongoing, the Government is open to proposals on the matter. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri says the Government is considering suggestions to improve the current justice system including whether to replace the death penalty with life imprisonment, as mooted by several parties…

Malaysia receives 68 migrants from Syria

SUBANG JAYA: Malaysia received 68 Syrian migrants who are seeking refuge from the conflict-torn country Saturday. The group, consisting of 18 families with 31 children as young as seven-months, arrived in a chartered plane at the Subang Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) base at about 11am. With their bags in tow, the refugees disembarked from…

Court rules ‘celaka Umno’ not seditious

The George Town Sessions Court acquitted and discharged today DAP lawmaker RSN Rayer of a sedition charge over his “celaka Umno” (Damn Umno) remark. Justice Roslan Hamid said the prosecution had failed to prove a prima facie case against the Seri Delima state assemblyman. “While the prosecution has proved that he has said those words…

The Malaysian Insider to close down

News portal The Malaysian Insider (TMI) will cease operations at midnight on Monday, March 14. “Goodbye readers from near and far, and those reading us in Malaysia despite the government block,” TMI chief editor Jahabar Sadiq (pic) wrote in an article on Monday. “The Edge Media Group has decided to shut down The Malaysian Insider…

Civil society groups launch campaign to stop NSC Bill

Civil rights groups have joined forces in a campaign against the recently passed National Security Council (NSC) Bill with the hashtag #TakNakDiktator or #NoDictator. “And the #TakNakDiktator campaign is launched! Oppose the NSC Bill! Change avatar (on social media), sign petition, write to the senators,” campaign spokesperson, lawyer and activist from the National Human Rights…