Day: December 11, 2007

Opposition defies police ban on protest at Parliament

(By JULIA ZAPPEI/ AP) 11 Dec 2007 Police arrested at least 12 opposition activists who tried to gather at Malaysia’s Parliament for a pro-democracy demonstration Tuesday (11 Dec), thwarting the latest in a rare string of public protests.

Suhakam to proceed with Batu Buruk inquiry

Bede Hong | Dec 11, 07 (mkini) The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) will proceed with its open inquiry into the use of live bullets at the Batu Buruk riot in Kuala Terengganu.

Mission accomplished: 'Bersih 8' sneak in memo

Malaysiakini Syed Jaymal Zahiid and Soon Li Tsin | Dec 11, 07 6:33pm The road leading to the Parliament building was swarming with police personnel who were on a mission – Stop Coalition for Free and Fair Elections (Bersih) members from entering the August House.

Second Reading Of Bill To Extend Retirement Age Of EC Members

December 11, 2007 18:28 PM        KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) — The Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2007 was tabled for second reading in the Dewan Rakyat on Tuesday, aimed at extending by one year to 66 years the retirement age of members of the

Latest updates

9.45pm: All the remaining (17) are out on bail. 7.30pm: The 15 who are still in police custody were to be sent to lockup tonight – the ladies to Travers, and the men to Pudu. Now it looks like the men have been sent back

Vexed MPs stage walkout

Malaysiakini Dec 11, 07 4:46pm Sixteen opposition MPs staged a walkout from the Dewan Rakyat in protest of the arrest of 24 Bersih petitioners this morning.

Six petitioners nabbed on leaving Parliament

Malaysiakini Dec 11, 07 1:42pm All six activists from the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) detained earlier this afternoon at the Parliament car park have been released by the police – with an apology to boot.

US tells M'sia to allow freedom of expression

AFP | Dec 11, 07 1:04pm The United States called on Malaysia to allow freedom of expression and assembly as the government of Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi widened its crackdown on dissent.