Day: November 30, 2007

Living in exciting times of an awakening!

29 Nov 2007 Dr Dzulkifli Ahmad Director PAS Research Centre A Member of the BERSIH Steering Committee Call it what you may, but I insist that we are living in an ‘exciting’ moment in our political history! Arguably, ‘challenging moment’ may be more appropriate. The

US, M'sia face off over mass protests

Friday • November 30, 2007 (TODAY Online) WASHINGTON — The protesters who took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur a few days ago might have invoked the British Queen’s name but it is Uncle Sam who has become the first outsider of note to

IGP: We gave them choices

The Star – Friday November 30, 2007 BY JANE RITIKOS PETALING JAYA: Organisers of the recent illegal gatherings were offered stadiums and other alternative venues to hold peaceful demonstrations but they rejected them.

Siva Subramanian forced to leave meeting

Friday November 30, 2007 (The Star) KUALA LUMPUR: A red-faced Datuk Siva Subramaniam was forced to leave a meeting at the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) here Friday after members of several civil society organisations demanded that he should not be present.

Malaysia rejects US comments on protest crackdown

AFP Thursday, November 29, 2007 KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia rejected on Thursday comments by the United States backing the right to hold peaceful protests, after authorities used tear gas and water cannons on rare mass rallies.

Bar to decide if permit is needed

The Star – November 30, 2007 PETALING JAYA: The Bar Council will decide Saturday if a police permit is needed for some events of the Festival of Rights, including its annual Human Rights Day march, that will be held on Dec 9.