Wednesday, 3 July 2013

CIMB Political News - 03 July 2013

Just hours after an opposition member presented Parliament with a list of the land acquired in the timber-rich state by the family of Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, three officers of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) came a-calling. They wanted that list. "If I, an ordinary citizen, can get this information from the land office, why can't the MACC?" Bandar Kuching MP Chong Chieng Jen demanded to know. (Malaysian Insider)

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said he will honour a pledge to abolish the Sedition Act following a hotly contested election in May. "We will amend the act but we want to keep Malaysia peaceful and harmonious," Najib told BBC World News. He said that the law was only used against those who undermined stability. Najib had promised to repeal the Sedition Act (1948) last year, along with other security legislation that dates from the British colonial era. The Malaysian opposition says that the prime minister has used the sedition law to make needless arrests. It says the continuing delay in repealing it proves that Najib is not an "honourable man". (Bernama)

Source: CIMB Daybreak - 03 July 2013

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