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COMMENT: It is a bitter irony that International Women’s Day came right on the heels of the controversy about the government ban on a BBC documentary about the fatal 2012 gang rape of a young Indian woman known by the pseudonym ‘Nirbhaya’. 761 more words

India

Release the "TMI 5" immediately - FCCM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

We note with grave alarm that our colleagues at The Malaysian Insider (TMI), including the publisher of The Edge Media Group, have been arrested by police apparently to aid investigations over a report published on March 25 concerning the Conference of Rulers and a proposal to amend laws concerning Islamic law. 301 more words

Politics

Cyber laws : IT act Section 66A gone forever

Relevant cases of misuse

  1. Asim Trivedi
  2. Ambika Mohapatra
  3. Renu Sriniwasan and Shahin Dada
  4. Kanwal Bharati
  5. 19year old in UP arrested for criticizing minister

Most unfortunate thing is that Section 66A was passed without discussion in 2008 when IT act was amended. 153 more words

Polity

Judiciary budget outlays

  • Budget outlay for judiciary is only 0.2 to 0.4%
  • Not adequate when 30million cases are pending
  • Central govt is the largest litigant and 60% cases involve central law…
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Judiciary

Biggest crackdown of free speech in Malaysia

Arrests of journalists: Najib goes one better than Dr M


The arrest of the TMI journalists comes in the wake of the biggest crackdown of free speech ever in Malaysia. 566 more words

Politics

Malaysia after Hudud: A Nation Divided

March 29, 2015

Malaysia after Hudud: A Nation Divided

By Zurairi AR and Boo Su-Lyn

THIS?

Hudud has for the past two decades largely been treated as a mere fringe topic among Malaysians, a political hot potato tossed back and forth between local parties as they canvassed for Muslim votes during elections. 1,912 more words

Governance

Justice in judicial appointments

By Kaleeswaram Raj

With a proactive role based on the power of judicial review, the higher judiciary in India has attained an unprecedented significance. However, in the areas of judicial management and appointments, there is little scope for euphoria. 1,338 more words