Raja Petra released

Malaysian blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin has been released from jail after a court ruled that the interior minister, Syed Hamid Albar, had overstepped his authority in ordering the detention of Kamaruddin under the country’s notorious Internal Security Act.
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Malaysia: changing the climate of fear

The extension of Raja Petra Kamaruddin’s period of detention to two years is another example of the nefarious uses of Malaysia’s Internal Security Act, says Daniel Chandranayagam. But the reaction of ordinary citizens shows the tide may be turning in favour of free expression