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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Our MPs Should Read This

As we approach our 50th year of independence (for Malaya) it is time we put more responsibility on our MPs to develop a more mature democracy where MPs can exercise some checks on excesses in government or the abuses of power.

Perhaps they should read this article about how US lawmakers are demanding that the FBI conducts itself in a more professional manner or its powers would be curbed.

Over there it is common for lawmakers to even sanction their own party leaders who are in government positions when abuse of powers occurs.

In Malaysia many have been detained under EO and the power of the minister is unfettered as the detention cannot be challenged in the courts.

As a progressive nation we should abolish such repressive laws as it is a basic violation against human rights. No one should have the power to detain another human being without a due process.

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