Wednesday, 21 July 2010

'Malaysia intolerant of dissent'

REUTERS reports that -

“Malaysia arrested nearly 1,000 anti-government protesters in 2009, signalling 'heightened intolerance', an influential and independent human rights group said on Wednesday.
Political tensions rose in this South-east Asian country following record 2008 polls losses by the government now led by Prime Minister Najib Razak.” Tensions are still high and could rise further with the sodomy trial of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim resuming next month.

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“Power abuse by law enforcers on the uptrend: Suaram report

Abuse of power by the police and other law enforcement agencies was on the uptrend last year, according to Suara Rakyat Malaysia's (Suaram) civil and political rights report 2009. The report also highlighted the Government’s resistance to reform and greater compliance with human rights standards, along with a heightened intolerance towards dissent. Nine people were detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) and more than 1,000 people were still being held under the Emergency Ordinance and the Dangerous Drugs Act in 2009, the report said. It said according to the official government statistics, deaths in police custody continued to occur, with seven cases recorded. There were also 88 deaths caused by police shootings in 2009.............................................................”

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"Force always attracts men of low morality." -- Albert Einstein

"When will the world wake up and realize that most politicians, especially in the poorest countries of the world, are nothing more than glorified gangsters who view government as simply a fiercely-guarded monopoly on every form of compulsion and extortion to be perpetrated in a specific geographical area?
Why do you think the largest amounts of 'foreign aid' extracted from the gullible diplomats of wealthier countries wind up in those politicians' pockets or Swiss bank accounts, despite all the virtuous-sounding rhetoric?"
-Bert Rand

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