1) Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA) to be amended to allow students above 21 to participate in political activities.While the AG appeal against the case that was recently rule for the “UKM4” students (same subject, same Act)
The current government’s strategy – 2 steps forward for a photo session and nice headlines, then 5 steps back on the fine lines.
2) Printing Press and Publication Act – partial repeal. Regulations requiring annual renewal of press and publication licenses to be removed.
BUT – The home minister still have absolute power to decide on and issue licences, on the conditions for the licences, and removal of licences. The Home Minister’s decision still cannot be challenged in court.
3) Police Act – to be repealed! – Hooray…. BUT (read below).
Lets put it this way – Myanmar (Yes, MYANMAR) just passed their own version of a Peaceful Assembly Bill… guess what? They have more freedom than us!!
Can’t wait to see the 2 replacements for ISA and EA… sure terror one!
For now… lets LET THEM HEAR IT!!!…
In Peaceful Assembly form lah.
Friday 25Nov 7.30pm – Candlight Vigil at Bar Council.
Saturday, 25Nov 2pm – KLCC Park
Saturday, 25Nov 7.30pm – Dataran Merdeka (will stay for the weekly #occupydataran assembly)
Also on Sat, Overseas Malaysians have also planned a GLOBAL ACTION DAY – 12 cities so far!!
The Bar has released a memorandum on the Peaceful Assembly Bill 2011. The memorandum can be found here:
And also a Press Release: