Human Rights Group MADPET calls for immediate repeal of SOSMA

Human rights group MADPET calls for the immediate repeal of Malaysia’s Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (SOSMA), following doubts over the Minister’s suitability for enforcing justice. The law has been criticized for allowing pre-trial detention and for abuse of police powers.

Malaysia ex-premier Muhyiddin arrested by anti-graft body

Malaysia’s former Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, has been arrested by anti-graft authorities over alleged misuse of public funds meant to fight COVID-19. He is expected to face multiple charges relating to corruption and money laundering in court on Friday. Muhyiddin, who served as prime minister for 17 months between 2020 and 2021, now leads an opposition coalition against the current government. His supporters claim that the charges are politically motivated and an attempt to discredit his party ahead of state elections in July.

Malaysia: Authorities take no further action on political satirist Fahmi Reza’s ‘Dengki Ke’ sedition case

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA — Authorities on Tuesday (24 Aug) dropped a sedition…

PM Lee invites new M’sian premier Ismail Sabri for official visit during congratulatory call

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has extended an invitation to his newly-sworn…