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ISA repeal: Najib should push ahead

By Ooi Kee Beng For TODAY, 17 Sept 2011 MALAYSIAN Premier Najib Abdul Razak’s sudden announcement on Thursday night that he would very soon be repealing several unpopular laws, including the Internal Security Act (ISA) of 1960, should have won him praise from most quarters. But it did not. Instead, a general wait-and-see sense of … Continue reading

Weighing the political cost of July 9

By Ooi Kee Beng for TODAY │ 11 July 2011  AFTER THE EVENTS of July 9 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak could be making a mistake if he calls snap elections any time soon. A day after the police suppression of the Bersih 2.0 demonstration, he continued using a confrontational tone … Continue reading

Bersih 2.0: Malaysia’s King steps forth

By Ooi Kee Beng For TODAY │ 7 July 2011 THE SHOWDOWN scheduled for Saturday between the Malaysian government and the group of non-government organisations calling itself Bersih 2.0 has simmered somewhat. What would probably have been a long peaceful march by 100,000 Malaysians of all races, dressed in royal yellow T-shirts, towards the palace … Continue reading

Bersih 2.0 is Najib’s biggest challenge

The planned July 9 rally will be a deciding point for Malaysia  By Ooi Kee Beng for TODAY │ 4 July 2011 AS JULY 9 looms closer, the administration of Malaysia’s Premier Najib Abdul  Razak feels itself more and more pushed into a corner. This coming Saturday threatens to be a day of reckoning for … Continue reading