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Malaysia: Assembly Bill Reforms Fall Short

Expand People attend an anti-kleptocracy rally in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 14, 2017.  © 2017 Lai Seng Sin / Reuters (New York) – Proposed revisions to Malaysia’s law on peaceful assembly fall short of meeting international human rights standards, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should further revise the bill amending the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 before submitting it for a parliamentary vote. On July 1, 2019, a government bill to amend the Peaceful Assembly Act received its first reading in Parliament. The bill would make some positive changes, eliminating…

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