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Malaysia: End Detention Without Trial

Expand Activists hold placards during a protest against an amendment to a 1959 crime prevention act that would give police a stronger hand, outside the parliament house in Kuala Lumpur on September 30, 2013. © 2013 MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images The Malaysian government should promptly repeal laws that permit detention without trial, Human Rights Watch said today. The Malaysian home minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, announced on December 30, 2018 that the government would amend, rather than rescind, the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 and the Security Offenses (Special Measures) Act 2012, both of which…

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