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Malaysia's prime minister has begun moves in Parliament to revoke strict security laws as part of his new pledge to protect civil liberties.
 

The biggest overhaul of Malaysia's security policies in decades is expected to culminate in March with the repeal of a law that has enabled the government to detain hundreds of suspects without trial.
 

Prime Minister Najib Razak promised last month that several laws long criticised by rights groups would be annulled. Opposition leaders consider it an effort to shore up the ruling coalition's support ahead of national elections expected by mid-2012.
 

Mr. Najib tabled bills in Parliament on Monday to abolish two laws that allow authorities to banish criminal suspects to remote districts and restrict their movements without trial.


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This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More

 

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