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Sedition blitz earns Malaysia failing grade in human rights report

Sedition blitz earns Malaysia failing grade in human rights report

January 29, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 29 — Malaysia rated poorly in its human rights practices according to the Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) World Report this year, largely due to the heavy-handed use of the controversial Sedition Act 1948. The annual report claimed that Putrajaya was guilty of a long list of alleged abuses of fundamental rights, especially in its crackdown on civil society and its political opponents after a less-than stellar performance in the 2013 national polls. It zoomed in on the... Read more

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Children are seen playing outside the Mcdonald’s restaurant at Karpal Singh Drive, in Penang, January 29, 2015. — Picture by K.E. Ooi

Children are seen playing outside the Mcdonald’s restaurant at Karpal Singh Drive, in Penang, January 29, 2015. — Picture by K.E. Ooi