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HRW slams Malaysia's new 'repressive' anti-terrorism law

Email In a bid to fight Islamic militants, Malaysia has passed a counter-terrorism law that allows detention without trial for up to two years. But HRW's Phil Robertson views the new law as a step backwards for human rights. After more than 10 hours of heated debate, Malaysia's parliament passed a controversial counter-terrorism law on Tuesday, April 7, that will allow police to detain suspects without trial for up to two years, according to state more

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