15 Sep '11, 9pm

Malaysia's PM Najib repeals ISA which provides for detention without trial.

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak last night announced that his government would repeal two controversial laws which allow for detention without trial - the Internal Security Act (ISA) and the Emergency Ordinance - as well as lift licensing curbs on the media and review laws forbidding free public assembly. Critics and the opposition have long blamed these laws for curbing civil liberties and silencing dissent in the country. Bowing to pressure, the announcements come as Mr Najib seeks to bolster his flagging popularity ahead of likely snap polls early next year. While welcoming the policy changes, widely regarded as the boldest by Mr Najib since he took the helm in April 2009, opposition leaders and political analysts were cautious about the laws that would replace the ISA and their implementation. "I am happy to announce on this historic night that the ...

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