NSC Bill will not make for safer Malaysia, Ambiga tells Najib

Source: The Malaysian Insider

Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan has accused the prime minister of power grabbing via the National Security Council Bill. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, January 20, 2016.

Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan said today Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak took an “opportunistic view” to claim that the National Security Council (NSC) law would help Putrajaya deal with terror threats following the Jakarta bomb attacks.

Speaking on behalf of the #TakNakDiktator coalition, she said the movement was shocked and appalled by Najib’s remark as Indonesian authorities did not fall back on special laws like NSC Bill to curb the security threat.

“The Indonesian authorities treated the terror attack as a law-and-order issue and it was dealt with swiftly and professionally.

“The Indonesian authorities did not use powers akin to an emergency or any powers remotely similar to the NSC Bill to declare a ‘security area’ for six months in order to take control of the situation.” Read more

TPPA Debate periodic roundup: 18-19 Jan 2016

A roundup on the debate around the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement from various sources during the period of 18-19 January 2016:

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