24 Nov '11, 9am

Malaysia lifts security law, student politics ban: KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak re...

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak repealed another security law on Thursday, setting the stage for thousands detained without trial to be freed or face criminal charges. -- PHOTO: AFP KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak repealed another security law on Thursday, setting the stage for thousands detained without trial to be freed or face criminal charges. He also pledged to lift a student politics ban in line with promises to expand civil liberties ahead of polls widely expected to be called within months. Mr Najib has been scrapping or amending a range of decades-old laws criticised as oppressive and outdated in an attempt to win back voters, who dealt the government its worst election results ever three years ago. Opposition leaders and activists claim the reform pledges are election ploys which do not herald any real change. Please enable JavaScri...

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