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Bernie Sanders proposes cancelling US$81 bil medical debt

The proposal will also repeal some elements of the 2005 Bankruptcy reform bill and allow other existing and future medical debt to be discharged.
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Analysts split on axing Sedition Act

One says the PH government must fulfil its election pledge while two others say some aspects of the act can be maintained.

More media freedom but same old ‘irresponsible’ coverage, says group

Article 19 says 'biased and hateful' reporting on minority groups continues while the Centre for Independent Journalism says media-related legislation needs to be removed.

Final decision on Sedition Act after I meet Muhyiddin, says law...

Liew Vui Keong insists that the government wants to repeal the Act, following different statements on it by him and the home minister.

The never-ending polemics over the Sedition Act

It is high time for the government to make a decision on the matter and, all things considered, the right way forward may be for the government to repeal the act.

Defining ‘insult’ doesn’t make Sedition Act any less oppressive, says Bar

Malaysian Bar president George Varughese reminds Pakatan Harapan government that it had described the law as 'tyrannical' in the run-up to the May 9 polls.

Retaining preventive laws still the best option

National security is more important than pandering to lawyers and NGOs who feel that preventive laws such as Sosma and Poca infringe human rights.

A promise is a promise, detainees’ kin tell PH on Sosma

The families say the people voted for Pakatan Harapan because of the pledges in its election manifesto.

Academic backs Putrajaya’s move to amend, not repeal UUCA

UM law lecturer Azmi Sharom says the UUCA also covers the governance and structure of universities and cannot be repealed without a replacement.

Azis: I was shocked cops used Sedition Act on Lokman’s brother

Deputy Home Minister Mohd Azis Jamman clarifies his stand on controversial law following brickbats over his earlier defence of police using it.

Ex-judge: Senators who voted to keep Anti-Fake News Act can be...

The power to appoint senators by the king must include the power to remove them, says Gopal Sri Ram.

Put Sosma trials on hold pending repeal, says lawyer

N Sivananthan says if abolished, the procedural law will not benefit those convicted of organised crimes who have appealed to the Court of Appeal and Federal Court.

Amend, don’t repeal, Anti-Fake News law, says Azalina

The Pengerang MP says the law is needed to fight cases involving fake news on social media.

Suhakam slams caning sentence on lesbians

The human rights body says laws that impose such punishments must be repealed and the sentence should be reviewed.

AG to advise Putrajaya to remove laws that block Bar’s independence

Tommy Thomas says amendments to the Legal Profession Act in the past were done to punish the Bar, and that provisions in written law which purport to oust the jurisdiction of the courts must be repealed.

Liew denies govt hasty in repealing Anti-Fake News Act

He says former de facto law minister Azalina Othman Said is wrong in stating this and says other laws are sufficient to combat fake news.

Don’t review, just abolish NSC Act, says Ramkarpal

The Bukit Gelugor MP says Pakatan Harapan had promised to repeal the National Security Council Act 2016.

Ex-Umno MP sceptical about promise to repeal Sedition Act

While welcoming the move to drop sedition charges against several activists and politicians, Tawfik Ismail says the promise to repeal the Sedition Act remains mere political talk.

GST repeal bill tabled in Dewan Rakyat

Five bills have been tabled in the Dewan Rakyat, all related to the repeal of the GST and the introduction of the SST.

Scrapping Sosma doesn’t mean govt condones terrorism, says MP

Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad says laws that oppress people need to be abolished or amended.

Cow-herding family wants justice for kin detained under Sosma

Recounting their harrowing experience when police raided their house in the middle of the night, the family pleads for bail for those arrested while an elected rep calls for the immediate repeal of the act.

Suaram: 100 days enough for 21 urgent human rights reforms

Human rights watchdog Suaram wants the Pakatan Harapan government to expedite reforms to ensure that people enjoy greater freedom and are assured of justice.

AG promises to recuse himself to avoid conflict of interest, says...

Tommy Thomas has told the Malaysian Bar Council he would not participate in cases involving people he might have known when he was in private practice.

Compel spouses of ministers, MPs to declare assets, C4 tells AG

C4 gives Tommy Thomas a list of suggestions on improving governance in Malaysia, including addressing scandals other than 1MDB and repealing the Official Secrets Act.