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Malaysia backsliding on human rights: NGOs

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Rights groups on Wednesday accused Malaysia's government of reneging on what they called an "empty promise" to improve human rights, after a UN review last week also raised concerns. 

Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, addresses the 9th World Islamic Economic Forum in London on October 29, 2013

Amnesty International and Malaysian rights NGO Suaram said Prime Minister Najib Razak's vow was in tatters following new restrictions on peaceful assembly, measures reinstating detention without trial, and prosecutions of opposition figures.

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