‘Rights’ or ‘privileges’ in Malaysia Citizenship Law

‘Rights’ or ‘privileges’ 

in Malaysia Law



The words ‘rights’ and ‘privileges’ have been loosely used in recent times. Their real meanings can only be appreciated by understanding the context in which they are used.


  1. When a person claims to have a right to something, he is saying that he is entitled to it as a matter of law.
  2. The word “privilege” is often used to mean there is no such entitlement in law, but it is something that may be granted. This sometimes crops up in dealings with the Government.

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Islam not on trial”, Australian judge

  “Islam not on trial”, Australian judge

   Australian terror case judge: Islam not on trial 


SYDNEY, Nov 11 — The judge in a trial of five Muslim men accused of plotting a terrorist attack in Australia cautioned jurors today that Islam was not on trial and urged them to put aside any bias.

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AFP:Bush names special aide for Myanmar

WASHINGTON (AFP) — US President George W. Bush has decided to nominate a former top adviser on Asian affairs, Michael Green, to be his special envoy and policy chief for Myanmar, the White House announced Monday.

If confirmed by the US Senate, Green “will serve as our main interlocutor with other countries and organizations as we attempt to help the Burmese people,” said US National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe.


Mizzima:Court sentenced blogger for over 20 years, poet for two years

By Than Htike Oo

Chiang Mai – A court in Rangoon’s notorious Insein prison on Monday has sentenced a popular Blogger Nay Phone Latt to over 20 years in prison.

Nay Phone Latt, who was arrested on 29 January, on Monday was sentenced by the Insein prison court on three counts including charges under section 505 (b) of the Penal Code – crime against public tranquillity.

The Blogger’s mother Aye Aye Than, told Mizzima that her son was sentenced to two years under section 505(b) of the Penal Code, three and half years under sections 32(b)/36 of the Video Law and 15 years under section 33(a)/38 of the Electronic Law.

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