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BN’s Cold War siege mentality is omnipresent: — Liew Chin Tong The Malaysian Insider Apr 11, 2012 APRIL 11 — Pub...

BN’s Cold War siege mentality is omnipresent — Liew Chin Tong The Malaysian Insider Apr 11, 2012 APRIL 11 — Public attention yesterday was focused on the introduction of the new Security Offences (Special Measures) Bill 2012 (SOSM), tabled to replace the Internal Security Act (ISA). However, few noticed the simultaneous tabling of amendments to the Penal Code, Evidence Act and Criminal Procedure Code to vest an unholy axis of power in a government that will only lead to a ticking time bomb for all freedom-loving Malaysians. Most disturbingly, the amendments to the Penal Code portrayed a government operating under a Cold War siege mentality, giving the authorities near martial law powers. In particular: 1) The new Section 124B of the Penal Code creates an offence known as “activity detrimental to parliamentary democracy”, punishable by twenty years imprisonment. Flimsily de...

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