The retention of Sedition Act received tremendous response from the Umno general assembly, but outside the PWTC, the Malaysian Bar was utterly disappointed because the prime minister had failed to honor his pledge to abolish the Sedition Act 1948.
Following is the English translation of the full text of the policy speech of Umno President Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak delivered at the 65th Umno General Assembly at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) today:
Nine people were injured, three of them seriously, after an express bus rammed into the rear of a lorry and overturned on a south-bound lane of the North-South Expressway near Sungai Bakap last night, police said today.
The Negeri Sembilan government will appeal on two legal aspects on the Court of Appeal's decision in declaring the Negeri Sembilan Islamic religious enactment barring cross-dressing by Muslim men in public places as unconstitutional.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was right in retaining the Sedition Act 1948 in order to combat elements which threaten the harmony of the multi-racial and multi-religious people of the country, said analysts.