Malaysia regressing to authoritarian past with detention without trial, veteran lawmaker fears

Malaysia regressing to authoritarian past with detention without trial, veteran lawmaker fears


Malaysia revives indefinite jail raising fears of repression

by EILEEN NG, Associated Press - 13 April 2015 01:02-04:00

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Opposition leader Lim Kit Siang had just been elected an opposition lawmaker in Malaysia's Parliament three days earlier when racial riots between ethnic Chinese and Malays broke out on May 13, 1969. The government named Lim a suspected instigator and arrested him a few days later.
No charges were filed. Th...


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