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New Security Laws Launched in Malaysia

New security laws went into effect Monday in Malaysia. Critics say the new measures give Prime Minister Najib Razak sweeping emergency powers which could be used to trample on human rights. The new law enables Najib to suspend civil liberties whenever he believes there is a security threat. Josef Benedict, Amnesty International's deputy director for South East Asia and the Pacific, said "the government now has spurned checks and assumed potentially abusive...

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