Day: November 15, 2007

Malaysia's malaise

By Philip Bowring Monday, November 12, 2007 HONG KONG: Malaysia is in a political cul-de-sac, resulting in an erosion of national institutions and the entrenchment of corruption. Recent events show that awareness of these problems is growing, but Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is politically

Solid Gold

Dean Johns (Malaysiakini) Nov 14, 07 The official colour at last Saturday’s rally by the Coalition for Clean and Fair elections may have been yellow, but it looked more like gold to me. It was a shining example by Bersih and the bloggers of the

Hawker: Police broke my knee during rally

Fauwaz Abdul Aziz (Malaysiakini) Nov 15, 07 12:27pm Aleyasak Hamid Ali Hassan, a pisang goreng seller, offers incontrovertible proof that police had used excessive force in dispersing the Bersih rally for electoral reform in Kuala Lumpur last Saturday.

HRW: Investigate Use of Force Against Peaceful Rally

Prime Minister Should Immediately Request a Royal Commission of Inquiry (New York, November 15, 2007) – Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi should immediately advise Malaysia’s king to establish a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the police use of force against a peaceful rally for

Najib: Envoy acted outside his sphere of duty

The Star, November 15, 2007 SINGAPORE: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has dismissed claims by outgoing European Commission ambassador to Malaysia Thierry Rommel that the country is living under “an effective state of emergency.”

Ex-EU envoy's accusations refuted

NST 15 November, 2007 SINGAPORE: The government has rubbished accusations by a former European Union envoy that the crackdown on demonstrators last Saturday showed that Malaysia was under emergency rule. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said Thierry Rommel’s comments in an interview on

'Transplanted' voter cries foul

Andrew Ong (Mkini) Nov 13, 07 Following the massive rally held over the weekend to press for electoral reforms, a Kuala Lumpur-based lawyer decided to check her voter status this morning on the Election Commission (EC) website.

Inquiry: Suhakam to probe 'live bullet' case

Syed Jaymal Zahiid (mkini) Nov 14, 07   In a dramatic about-turn, the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) today announced it would hold a public inquiry into September’s Batu Buruk riot in Kuala Terengganu, specifically on whether the use of live bullets against protesters is justified. The