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Najib’s reform pledge under intense scrutiny

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Doubts over Prime Minister Najib’s commitment to democratic reform have intensified with this week’s passing of the “ironically” named Peaceful Assembly Bill, writes Anil Netto.

RM5b mega tower in Najib's 2011 budget - Photo credit: Prime Minister's Office

The speedy passage of the Peaceful Assembly Bill – which effectively legally bars street protests – has put Prime Minister Najib Razak’s avowed commitment to ushering in greater democracy and civil liberties under intense new scrutiny.

Full article in Asia Times Online

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