Sunday, June 27, 2010

Anwar asks US not to be soft on human rights

Parliamentary Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim has reportedly asked the Obama administration in the United States to be more concerned with the "excesses" of the Malaysian government, including detention without trial and discrimination against religious minorities. There is indeed an observation that the Obama presidency is softening human rights committment as compared to previous administrations in USA. There is also a serious concern among many Muslims in Malaysia that the sudden highlight of Islamic 'extremists' and/or 'terrorists' threats in the mainstream media may be exploited by the BN Government to harass and persecute legitimate dissents and/or Opposition activists.

Observations on America' s SEA policy change