EAIC finalises proposed amendments to regulate MACC

Source: The Star Online

BANGI: The Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) has finalised its proposed amendments to EAIC Act 2009 (Act 700), among which is for it to regulate the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Com­mission (MACC).

EAIC chairman Datuk Yaacob Md Sam said the planned amendments were completed recently following a meeting with the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the Public Service Department.

It is hoped that the amendments to Act 700 will be tabled during the coming parliamentary meeting.

“Hopefully, the final version will be presented to the Cabinet before being taken to Parliament,” Yaacob told the press after EAIC’s last dialogue session of the year with non-governmental organisations as well as media and civil society organisations.

EAIC was set up on April 1, 2011, through the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission Act 2009 (Act 700) to receive complaints and investigate misconduct of officers or irregularities involving enforcement agencies. Read more

Islamists can’t fight violence while suppressing rights, says Marina

Source: The Malaysian Insider

Social activist Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir says Islamists reject liberalism without understanding that it includes a process leading to greater understanding, compassion and justice. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Hasnoor Hussain, November 29, 2015.

Fighting Islamist violence while suppressing the rights of women and others is contradictory, says social activist Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir about Islamisation in Malaysia.

“I agree that there is an Islamisation process… Some of us have been talking about it. We can’t define an Islamist just as a person who takes up arms. That person doesn’t just pop up overnight. There is a process that leads to that.

“You want to fight Islamist violence and but at the same time, you are not letting people talk and suppressing women’s rights, other people, Shia and whatever. Read more