Category: Democracy

Repeal of Sedition Act: Janji ditepati?

Remember when Najib promised on 11 July 2012 to repeal the repressive Sedition Act, a relic from the colonial era? The repeal was part of a slew of reforms he had pledged ahead of GE13.

“(The) Sedition Act represents a bygone era in our country and with today’s announcement we mark another step forward in Malaysia’s development,” Najib had said (See Sin Chew report).

Two years since Najib’s landmark announcement, opposition MPs and Aduns continue to be probed or charged under the Sedition Act. (more…)

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Significance of 10 August

10 August 1947 was when the Putera-AMCJA constitutional proposals (based on 10 principles) were adopted by the constituent members of the two coalitions (Pusat Tenaga Rakyat and All Malaya Council for Joint Action). The People’s Constitutional Proposals were later put forward to the public on 21 September 1947.

Photograph: Pusat Sejarah Rakyat

Photograph: Pusat Sejarah Rakyat

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