• Year: 2018
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Language: Chinese & Tamil & Malay
  • Subtitle: English & Malay

Film Director(s)

Sevan Doraisamy (Malaysia)

Film Synopsis:

Can you imagine what it is like to be 16 years old and not be allowed to go further than 10KM from your home for an indefinite period of time? This is the true story of Ang, a boy who has been under house arrest for more than a year and who walks around with an electronic monitoring device fitted to his leg.

Law Reforms under the new Government: Where are we now?

Alongside the more commonly known laws such as SOSMA and the Sedition Act, the Prevention of Crime Act (POCA), which allows for detention without trial, and provisions under the Penal Code which provide for the Death Penalty have no place in a country which portrays itself as a rights-conscious democracy. The PH manifesto promised to repeal/review a number of arbitrary laws, which was warmly welcomed by many Malaysians, but progress appears to be slow. Our panelists will discuss some of the challenges they face in their work advocating for law reform and to what extent public opinion and pressure can help bring about change.

Film Screening

Date: 6 October 2018
Time: 3.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Session: 31

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