Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong says the government is committed to the protection and preservation of human rights.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Liew Vui Keong also says Suhakam will be given more power to protect human rights in the country.
The National Union of the Teaching Profession says students can be assessed by their schools for places in hostels.
The minister says the proposed changes are meant to give judges wider discretion in deciding whether to impose the death penalty or life imprisonment, or imprisonment for a shorter period.
Islamic party's president Abdul Hadi Awang says what constitutes sedition should be made clearer as other politicians call for repeal of the controversial law.
One says the PH government must fulfil its election pledge while two others say some aspects of the act can be maintained.
PKR president says dismantling the 'affirmative action' programme does not mean that the poor will be neglected.
Minister VK Liew says the papers for Cabinet consideration have been finalised, but that the death sentence for trafficking in drugs will remain.
The government can start by bringing down maintenance cost, says Wong Chen.
The former prime minister throws cold water on Putrajaya's claim that it didn't realise it would cost so much to abolish tolls prior to promising to do so.
Lawyers for Liberty calls for a single omnibus bill to be tabled in Parliament to abolish all the laws PH promised to remove.
Ummah says the public must be consulted before any decision is taken to abolish the death penalty as the crime rate is high.
A bill to do away with the Sedition Act will be tabled in March, says the law minister.
He says this is to facilitate the transfer of foreign workers' protection from the Workers Compensation Act to Socso.
Education minister says this is being done in stages with amendments introduced initially.
Human rights groups said the survey is unlikely to be a prelude to Singapore softening its position on capital punishment.
Liew Vui Keong says measures to protect the monarchy will be made into a new law.
Professor Yeah Kim Leng says the reduction should not cost a spike in the national deficit nor burden the users, while a deputy minister says reductions may come in a year or two.
Imposing tolls within the city inconveniences the people and costs them too much time.
The former prime minister says Pakatan Harapan had indicated before the May 9 polls that this could be easily done.
Its president George Varughese says the pardons boards at federal and state levels must ensure 1,250 inmates on death row are also spared capital punishment.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Liew Vui Keong is optimistic the bill can be tabled by year end.
A finance ministry spokesman said the new "anti-abuse mechanism" would concern asset sales made up to two years after an individual leaves France.
Caning is a cruel and degrading form of punishment that strips an individual of dignity and self-respect, says George Varughese.