Nurul Izzah barred from entering Sarawak

PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar, who was photographed with the daughter of a Sulu separatist leader in Manila a few months ago, has been barred from entering Sarawak. Nurul Izzah was stopped by immigration officers at the passport control counter soon after touching down at the Kuching International Airport at 4pm on an AirAsia flight.…

Controversial National Security Council Bill passed

The National Security Council Bill 2015 was passed by Dewan Rakyat, enabling the Prime Minister to declare a security area in the event of threats to national security. The Bill was passed by voice voting after a heated debate on the last day of the sitting. Earlier, in his reply, Minister in the Prime Minister’s…

MCMC hauls up man behind Facebook page calling for Najib’s resignation

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is investigating the man behind LetakJawatan, a Facebook page demanding Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s resignation. LetakJawatan administrator Joe Haidy Sulaiman, 45, is being investigated under Section 233 of the Multimedia and Communications Act 1998, which makes it an offence to publish indecent, obscene, false, menacing, or…

MCMC, police raid Malaysiakini, Star Online’s office

The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and police raided the offices of Malaysiakini and Star Online in Petaling Jaya this evening. It was learnt that a team of 10 officers from both enforcement agencies entered the Malaysiakini’s premises about 5.15pm. The raid is said to be over a Malaysiakini’s report that a Malaysian Anti-Corruption…

Amnesty declares Khalid Ismath ‘prisoner of conscience’

Amnesty International has declared Khalid Ismath a “prisoner of conscience” and launched a campaign for people across the globe to write in to call for his release. The prepared letter called on the authorities to “immediately and unconditionally release Khalid Ismath, a prisoner of conscience, who has been detained solely for the peaceful exercise of…

R. Sivarasa charged with sedition over #KitaLawan rally

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — Subang Member of Parliament (MP) R. Sivarasa was charged in the Sessions Court here today with uttering seditious words during the #KitaLawan rally in the city last March. Sivarasa, however, pleaded not guilty and claimed trial after the charge was read by the court’s interpreter before Judge Azman Mustapha. The MP…

Khairuddin and Matthias vow to fight on

Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan and his lawyer Matthias Chang have vowed to fight on for the truth after they were charged for attempting to sabotage banking and financial services in the country. Clad in orange lockup uniforms, both of them were escorted into the Magistrates Court while waving and exchanging greetings as they were…