BY EILEEN NG
He recalled how Najib repealed the Internal Security Act (ISA) and introduced the equally repressive Security Offences (Special Measures) Act, or Sosma, and eased affirmative action policies but launched the Bumiputera Economic Empowerment Agenda.
"If he does the same with the Sedition Act, then it's a clear indication that he is not the transformation PM we think he is," said Wan Saiful (pic, left).
Lim, who heads the Centre for Policy Initiative, said Najib might want to replace the Sedition Act with another legislation to appease hardliners both within and outside Umno, but warned that by giving in, Najib risked an "unmitigated disaster" for his own position both as leader of Umno and Barisan Nasional.
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