BFM 89.9

One moment please...

Podcast  >  Morning Run  >  Current Affairs  >  Fighting Islamic State: Stronger Laws, Weaker Democracy?

Fighting Islamic State: Stronger Laws, Weaker Democracy?

Haziq Jani

19-May-17 08:35

Fighting

We continue our analysis on how some ASEAN countries are coping with the threat of homegrown Islamic State militants, returning from the Middle East.


As countries share intelligence and resources to fight IS, many governments are enacting tougher anti-terrorism laws that target extremists. However, human rights groups are concerned that these laws may also be used to crack down on civil society, including dissenters and political opponents of some ruling regimes.

We explore whether the IS threat warrants the use of tougher legislation, at the possible expense of the human rights, freedom of speech and personal liberties of ASEAN’s general population.


Tags:  ISIslamic State militantsASEANanti-terrorismterroristextremisthuman rightsfreedom of speechpersonal libertiesextremismSpecial BranchGovernment/Regulatory/Policy MakingPolitics, News, Current Affairs

Share this podcast

Latest Podcasts

BFM 89.9 -- The Business Station.

Welcome to BFM


You're one tap away from great content.


Sign up for a free BFM account and access our entire podcast library to your heart's content.


Terms & Conditions      Privacy Policy



Play / Pause

Listen now : The Evening Edition

Today’s Shows



6:00 AM

The 6AM Stretch

7:05 AM

Market Watch

7:15 AM

Morning Brief

8:05 AM

The Breakfast Grille

8:30 AM

Morning Brief

9:00 AM

Opening Bell

9:35 AM

Pressing Matters

10:05 AM

Open For Business

AJobThing

11:05 AM

Raise Your Game

The Butterfly Effect - Part 1

12:00 PM

Enterprise Biz Bytes

1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

Tony Lombardo, CEO, Lendlease Asia

2:05 PM

The Daily Digest

3:05 PM

Earth Matters

Conservation Roadmap for Flying Foxes in Peninsular Malaysia

4:05 PM

Health and Living

How Do We Treat Burns?

5:05 PM

The Evening Edition

8:05 PM

Off The Ball

9:00 PM

Night School

Learning about Art, Learning with Art; Rahel Joseph, Ilham Gallery

10:00 PM

Wavelength