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Malaysia scraps colonial-era sedition law


July 12th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 12 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced that a six-decade-old law that impeded freedom of speech would be abolished.The colonial-era Sedition Act, which criminalises speech ... Read more...

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Malaysian-Indian politician wants Race Relations Act to be implemented to fight racism


September 6th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sept 6 (ANI): The DAP chairman, Karpal Singh, has said that the proposed 'Race Relations Act' is the best way to prevent racist remarks from being uttered by irresponsible individuals ... Read more...

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Protesters fined for displaying cow head in Malaysia


July 27th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 27 (IANS) A Malaysian court Tuesday slapped a fine of $313 each on 12 people for displaying a cow head while protesting the shifting of a Hindu temple in ... Read more...

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Sedition charge against Malaysian protesters


September 8th, 2009 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 8 (IANS) Malaysian Police Tuesday nabbed four of the 12 people allegedly involved in the Aug 28 protest when a severed head of a cow was displayed, trampled and ... Read more...

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MIC wants Sedition Act on writer for terming Malay Indians ‘immigrants’


June 4th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 4 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress has urged the government to take immediate action against a writer of Mingguan Malaysia for indirectly referring the Chinese and Indians in ... Read more...

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Malaysia frees three Hindraf leaders detained under ISA


May 10th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Taiping (Malaysia), May 10 (ANI): Three Hindu Right Action Force leaders along with other 10 detainees held under the Internal Security Act (ISA) in Malaysia were released from the Kamunting detention ... Read more...

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Ruling reserved on sedition charge against Malaysian Indian lawyer


April 22nd, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 22 (IANS) A Malaysian court will decide April 28 on veteran ethnic Indian lawyer-lawmaker Karpal Singh's bid to get a discharge on a sedition charge levelled against him for ... Read more...

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Sedition charge against Malaysian Indian lawmaker


March 17th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 17 (IANS) A court in Malaysia Tuesday pressed a sedition charge against ethnic Indian lawmaker Karpal Singh for "threatening to sue" Perak state's royal constitutional head, Sultan Azlan Shah. The ... Read more...

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Malaysian government says no to Race Relations Act


February 24th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 24 (IANS) The government of multi-ethnic Malaysia Tuesday rejected a proposal for a Race Relations Act, saying it preferred to review existing laws that "are enough to keep the ... Read more...

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