US News

High level of uncertainty expected over Trump’s inauguration – The Malaysian Reserve THE inauguration of Donald Trump on Jan 20 brings a high level of uncertainty as his actions will determine the course of Malaysian economy, analysts say. Most analysts and economists stated that 2016 was quite a roller-coaster ride for the local equity market and currency, suffering a series of worst scenarios from various issues from IMalaysia Development Bhd, worries about a flight of capital from emerging markets amid rising US interest rates, as well as political results of…

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Economic News

Mustapa to lead M’sian delegation to WEF – New Sarawak Tribune The Malaysian delegation to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting will be led by International Trade and Industry (Miti) Minister, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. The event will be held Jan 17-20 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. Miti, in a statement yesterday, said Mustapa is scheduled for bilateral and business meetings with his counterparts and several multinational companies to exchange views on the latest developments in trade and investment. “He will be hosting a business luncheon with about 80 top international…

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Bersih 2.0 Press Statement: Resign Or Face the Rakyat

Bersih 2.0 Press Statement: Resign Or Face the Rakyat BERSIH 2.0 congratulates the US Office of the Attorney General brave statement on “United States Seeks to Recover More Than $1 Billion Obtained from Corruption Involving Malaysian Sovereign Wealth Fund”. The conclusion of their findings are extremely damning and they have stated exactly what civil society and many Malaysians have been saying about the grand scale kleptocracy that is happening in our country. The actions of the US Department of Justice (US DOJ) are not alone as there are six other…

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SUARAM Speaks At UN Human Rights Council Regular Session

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) participated in the 31st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council. It is being held until March 24 in Geneva, Switzerland. SUARAM Executive Director Sevan Doraisamy delivered an oral statement on behalf of Persatuan Alisan Kesedaran Negara (Aliran) during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur Mr. Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders on 4th March 2016. Sevan spoke extensively about the Malaysian government’s usage of the Sedition Act 1948. Below is Sevan’s oral statement: Below is SUARAM’s press statement: 

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High Court Bersih 4 T-shirt Ban Decision Gets International Attention

The Shah Alam High Court upheld the Malaysian Home Ministry Bersih 4 t-shirt ban on 19 February 2016. This drew attention from not only Malaysian media, but also international media. The New York Times covered news of the ban extensively. Richard Paddock also briefly wrote about the 1MDB scandal in his article, Malaysian High Court Upholds T-shirt as a Security Threat. Also mentioned was that the police are in the midst of investigating graphic artist, Fahmi Reza.

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Global Bersih Calls On Malaysian Senators To Reject National Security Council Bill 2015

IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE GLOBAL BERSIH CALLS ON MALAYSIAN SENATORS TO REJECT NATIONAL SECURITY  COUNCIL BILL 2015 Global Bersih notes with very great concern the passage of the National Security Council Bill by Malaysia’s Dewan Rakyat on 3 December; condemns the unseemly haste and lack of due process with which this was done; and calls on the 66 senators of the Dewan Negara – as well as the Yang di-Pertuan Agung – to reject this bill in order to safeguard the fundamental liberties of the Malaysian people. In doing so, Global…

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Karpal Singh: A Nation’s Heart is His Home

There is a time for heroes, warriors and true patriots. Karpal Singh was among an entirely rare breed of Malaysians who was all of these, and much, much more, for post-colonial Malaysia. Through his example, he taught us all that we are much more than the ‘keturunan’ of our identity cards, and that it was, and remains, our patriotic duty to fully claim that birthright. A nation weeps and weeps. We are bleeding. We will cherish him in our hearts, and remain grateful to Karpal’s family for standing by his…

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Law and politics in Malaysia – Ambiga talks to Waleed Aly on ABC Radio National

Ambiga Sreenevasan is a prominent Malaysian lawyer advocating for free and fair elections in Malaysia. She talks to Waleed Aly about the erosion of parliamentary representation, why she believes the opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is being targetted through the courts, and shares her idea on how Malaysia could change after 57 years under the rule of the Barisan Nasional coalition. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drive/ambiga-sreenevasan-on-law-and-politics-in-malaysia/5379010  

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