Daily Archives: 2011-09-17

RP repeats call for abolition of ISA and NPPA

~by: Kenneth Jeyaretnam/Secretary-General of Reform Party~ The Reform Party welcomes the Prime Minister of Malaysia’s announcement yesterday that Malaysia would be abolishing the ISA and replacing it with new legislation aimed specifically at terrorism. We also welcome his proposals to loosen restrictions on freedom of expression and association. The Reform Party was of course set up to campaign for constitutional …

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Harder to be re-employed if you're more educated?

~by: Leong Sze Hian~ I refer to the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) Labour Market Second Quarter 2011 report, released on 16 September (see HERE). It states that “Total employment grew by 24,800 in the second quarter of 2011. Although the growth was lower than in the preceding quarter (28,300), it is comparable to the second quarter last year (24,900)” What …

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MARUAH calls for abolishment of ISA

MARUAH applauds the decision by Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (‘Malaysian PM to scrap ISA’ – ST, September 16, 2011) to repeal the Malaysian Internal Security Act, remove the need for annual press and publication permits, and review the law on public assemblies. These bold moves by the Prime Minister will, if fully implemented, bolster civil liberties in Malaysia and improve …

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Think Centre renews call for Singapore to abolish ISA

~Kong Soon Tan/President of Think Centre~ Think Centre (TC), one of Singapore’s oldest political NGO, welcomes and applauds the announcement by the Malaysian government to repeal the controversial 51-year-old law allowing detention without trial and ease other legislations curbing civil liberties. The ISA allows an individual to be held virtually indefinitely for acts considered a threat to national security or …

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Three things you must know about ISA

~from Martyn See’s blog~ There are three things you need to know about Singapore. 1. The only political violence that has happened in the last 45 years in Singapore are the ones inflicted on political prisoners behind the walls of the Internal Security Department. Links : Political detention in Singapore : Prisoner case histories The ISA as a political tool …

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