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  1. Youth's death revives call for police oversight in Malaysia

    Posted Jan 30th 2009, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Kong's Independent Commission Against Corruption. However, Malaysia has yet to establish such an authority. ...

  2. Model's caning case exposes flaws in Malaysia's two-track legal system

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... of Malaysia's two-track legal system, with Muslim authorities unable to carry out the punishment without the co-operation of the prison authorities. Prison officials have refused to act on the Islamic ... empowered to sentence Muslims to caning, no such sentence has ever been carried out in Malaysia at their request. 'We have never caned a woman, are not trained to cane women, we have no women ...

  3. Rise in violent crimes shocks Malaysia

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... to Malaysia.' Dr Mahathir was taking a dig at Singapore Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, who had earlier caused a ruckus by warning Singaporeans visiting Malaysia to watch out for 'murderous thugs'. The audience laughed, but Dr Mahathir's words are coming home to roost as cases of rapes and murders in Malaysia rise relentlessly. On Sunday a body was found in a ditch minus a leg ...

  4. Malaysia set to blacklist violent employers

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia is considering a lifetime ban for employers found guilty of abusing maids, after a woman almost died in a dramatic attempt to escape her abusive ... and hands. 'Why are we so cruel?' asked the front-page headline of the popular Utusan Malaysia daily. In an immediate response, the Immigration Department announced it would impose lifetime ...

  5. End to judicial row in Malaysia

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia finally has a new chief judge, the third-highest position in the judiciary, after an eight-month impasse between the government and the country's hereditary rulers over who should be appointed. Lawyers, opposition lawmakers and the Bar Council, which represents 13,000 lawyers, welcomed the appointment late last month of Alauddin ...

  6. Najib more unpopular than his boss: Anwar

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said yesterday his campaign to topple Malaysia's government would only be strengthened if Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi stepped down earlier than expected and Mr Abdullah's deputy took the reins. As Malaysia's ruling Umno party coalition huddled in Kuala Lumpur to discuss whether the country's unpopular prime ...

  7. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Sister of sultan slur accused protests his innocence

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur

    ... Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur Sister says her brother innocent of sultan slur The sister of a Malaysian man who has been charged with insulting a state sultan on Facebook said yesterday he is innocent and will lodge a complaint over his detention. Anis ...

  8. City Digest

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... with minor injuries. Mong Kok store robbed of fish and cash A goldfish store in Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, was robbed of 11 arowana from Malaysia worth HK$70,000. The 38-year-old store operator ...

  9. Arbitrary detention out of place in a modern state

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sarah Carmichael Today marks the 54th anniversary of Malaysia's freedom from colonial rule. However, Malaysians find their freedom is still limited by repressive laws, which legalise ... detention violates the right to a fair trial. This right is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the Federal Constitution of Malaysia, which also recognises a person's ...

  10. Citizens act as eyes, ears for police to fight crime

    Posted Aug 25th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Kidnap victim Firdaus Hakim, six months old, was rescued last week thanks to a unique, electronic anti-crime project that has sparked public co-operation with police in the battle against Malaysia's soaring crime rate. Under the Rakan COP (friends of the cops) project, citizens act as eyes and ears for the police, sending them tip-offs by short ...




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