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Malaysian Lawmakers Approve New Security Law

Malaysia's lower house of parliament has passed a measure that revives detention without charges for terrorism suspects in a move human rights workers decry as a step backward. Malaysian lawmakers said the government needs The Prevention of Terrorism Act, that was approved Tuesday, to counter the threat posed by Islamic militants in Malaysia. Human Rights Watch called the new law "a giant step backwards for human rights in Malaysia" and warned it was a revival of the...

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