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Topic: Sedition Act

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LETTER | The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) calls on the government of Malaysia to take immediate steps to protect the rights of all persons in the country to freedom of expression and asse...
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KAJANG: The police can still conduct investigations under the Sedition Act 1948 as the law has not been repealed, Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 — Sedition investigations can continue, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today despite another Cabinet member’s call to desist pending its abolition.
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KAJANG: The Sedition Act 1948 will continue to be used at the discretion of the police until the law is repealed, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
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MP SPEAKS | A leader by default from a party that was lagging way behind in popularity, Jacinda Ardern (photo, above) went on to provide New Zealand with her own stamp of leadership.
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Mujahid Yusof Rawa, the minister in charge of religious affairs, has carefully cultivated an image of himself as an open-minded political moderate and reformer, someone who stands apart from the rest ...
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Historians will compare the 14th general election with the aftermath of the May 13, 1969, racial riots, when Malaysia was last “redefined” with a new sociopolitical compact and the introduction of...
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The cabinet had discussed the recent Women's March whose organisers are being investigated under the Sedition Act, said Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.Syed Saddiq said he pers...
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LETTER | The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is concerned with the direction of punitive repression for freedom of expression, coupled with a lack of responsible decision-making on the part of...
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MARCH 18 — The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is concerned with the direction of punitive repression for freedom of expression, coupled with a lack of responsible decision-making on the par...
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SEPANG, March 17 — Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman today said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will personally look into the cases of those who are being investigated f...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Newly-elected president of the Malaysian Bar, Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor, said it would be good for Attorney-General Tommy Thomas to explain the decision to free Indonesian citizen Siti A...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 — The Malaysian Bar will be discussing and voting today on nine proposed resolutions ranging from urging the government to end its alleged “procrastination” in implementin...
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I REFER to the statement issued by the Jawatankuasa Hari Wanita Sedunia 2019 on March 14.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Top cop Mohamad Fuzi Harun today maintained that the organisers of last week’s International Women’s Day march had not followed proper procedure, amid calls for the authorities to ha...
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Lawyer Syahredzan Johan has urged the police to cease all investigations against the organisers of the International Women's Day march last Saturday.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 14 — The ongoing police investigations against the organisers of the International Women’s Day march should be stopped as it is unwarranted and unnecessary, says lawyer Syahredza...
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Police are investigating the organisers of last Saturday's Women's March in Kuala Lumpur under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act.
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The Malaysian government’s responses towards the Women’s Day march have been heavy-handed and grossly misplaced.
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LETTER | Because it has taken the authorities so long to prosecute Najib Abdul Razak for his crimes, he has been free to troll Pakatan Harapan and its ministers.
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SEMENYIH: Pakatan Harapan (PH) deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin stressed that the government will always strive to safeguard the rights and privileges of the Malays and Islam.
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SEMENYIH, Feb 27 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin stressed that the government will always strive to safeguard the rights and privileges of the Malays and Islam.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasio­nal secretary-general Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz is being probed for sedition as criticisms continue to rain on him over his statements allegedly against the non-Malays and vernacular schools.
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SEMENYIH (Feb 26): Pakatan Harapan (PH) deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin stressed that the government will always strive to safeguard the rights and privileges of the Malays and Islam.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Umno respects and understands the need for vernacular schools in Malaysia and does not support those who would want it abolished, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said today.The actin...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Amnesty International Malaysia has condemned the police's decision to investigate Barisan Nasional secretary-general Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz under the Sedition Act.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman is investigating Barisan Nasional secretary-general Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz in connection with his speech during his campaign rounds for the Semenyih by-election, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Police are investigating Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz for alleged offences under the Sedition Act, Tan Sri Mohd Fuzi Harun said.
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SEMENYIH POLLS | MCA has revived its bitter conflict with BN secretary-general Nazri Abdul Aziz, calling him "foolish and crazy" for playing the race card while campaigning for the former ruling coali...
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PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal today fined Fakhrulrazi Mohd Mokhtar RM1,800 in lieu of the initial jail term imposed on the Meru assemblyman for his sedition conviction.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 — DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang today said it is imperative that a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) be formed to investigate judicial interference as alleged in the affidavit filed...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 — The judiciary announced today it has filed a police complaint to look into a senior judge’s allegations of judicial interference and corruption.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 — The Chief Justice’s Office said today it had no legal power to act against a top judge accused of interference in cases because he was retired, Malaysiakini reported today.
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A former top judge accused of judicial interference had been spared from action as he was retired, the Chief Justice's Office reiterated.
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Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has backed Court of Appeal judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer's call for a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the judiciary.
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I The legal affairs minister said the government has taken everything into consideration for the Cabinet to decide on the matter.
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FEBRUARY 1 ― Last week the de facto Law Minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong announced that a large number of laws (100) will be abolished or amended at the next Parliamentary sitting in March.
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LETTER | Last week the de facto law minister Liew Vui Keong announced that a large number of laws (100) will be abolished or amended at the next Parliamentary sitting in March.
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LETTER | Senior lawyer Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman insists that the Sedition Act must not be abolished as it protects the nation's security against occurrences like the May 13 riots.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are the key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.
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PETALING JAYA: There is no need for consent of Conference of Rulers to abolish Sedition Act 1948, Lawyers for Liberty advisor N. Surendran said today.
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Lawyers for Liberty advisor Surendran has hit out at "outrageous" defence of the Sedition Act 1948, including the claim by lawyer Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman who said an attempt to abolish the law without...
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyers group today refuted claims that the Sedition Act 1948 cannot be abolished without consent from the Conference of Rulers, and that to even call for its abolition is itself sedi...
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EIGHT months after the historic results of the 14th General Election, the colonial-era Sedition Act is still alive and well.
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COMMENT | Eight months after the historic results of the 14th general election, the colonial-era Sedition Act is still alive and well.
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JANUARY 17 — Eight months after the historic results of the 14th General Election, the colonial-era Sedition Act is still alive and well.
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THE recent brouhaha over the comments on social media about Malaysia’s monarchy is more complex than it first appears.
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PUTRAJAYA (Jan 15): Issues involving unity as well as racial and religious sensitivities, which now come under the Sedition Act, will be dealt with through new  legislation, says Minister in the Prim...
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After the recent abdication of Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan, there was a spate of social media comments, and some spoke out against the monarchy in an insensitive way on social media.
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PETALING JAYA: The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) has urged the government to halt the investigation into Umno's Lokman Noor Adam and all others under the Sedition Act.
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PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) expressed its concerns over the government’s use of the Sedition Act 1948 to arrest several individuals for various alleged offences.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) is being reviewed, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix) said today.
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PETALING JAYA: An NGO dedicated to press freedom has urged the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to repeal the Sedition Act and stop the investigation on Umno Supreme Council member Lokman Noor Adam und...
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LETTER | The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) is troubled by the government’s recourse to the Sedition Act 1948 to arrest several individuals for various alleged offences.
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PUTRAJAYA, Jan 14 — Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today said discussions are still ongoing to ascertain whether to retain, amend or abolish the contentious Security Offences (Special Measur...
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The government should not expect to escape criticisms over ongoing probes under the Sedition Act, said de facto Deputy Law Minister Hanipa Maidin.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyers for Liberty today urged the government to form a commission of inquiry to investigate and recommend appropriate action on the “massive abuse” of the Sedition Act under the Na...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 — Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is “hypocritical” to suggest that his Barisan Nasional (BN) government was more restrained in using the Sedition Act compared ...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar said defining what constitutes as insults for authorities to take action under the Sedition Act does not mitigate the “oppressive and tyrannical nature” of the act...
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PUTRAJAYA : The Malaysian Bar will continue to voice its concerns on the continued use of oppressive laws, said its president George Varughese ( pix ).
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Umno supreme council member Lokman Noor Adam was arrested under the Sedition Act yesterday.
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Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam has been released on police bail.
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KUALA LUMPUR (11 Jan): Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam was arrested under the sedition act yesterday, and was released on bail at about 10.30am.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Supreme Council member Lokman Noor Adam, who was arrested under the Sedition Act yesterday, has been released on police bail.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 — Pemantau Malaysia Baharu president Datuk Lokman Noor Adam, who was arrested under the Sedition Act yesterday, was released today on police bail.
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KUALA LUMPUR : Pemantau Malaysia Baharu president Datuk Lokman Noor Adam, who was arrested under the Sedition Act yesterday, was released today on police bail.
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A PKR lawmaker is disheartened that the controversial Sedition Act continues to be invoked under the Pakatan Harapan government.
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THE Pakatan Harapan (PH) government should immediately end the use of the Sedition Act.
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THE Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is concerned over the use of the Sedition Act to arrest three individuals for posting comments on social media “deemed insulting” to Sultan Muhammad V f...
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Constitutional lawyer and DAP member Syahredzan Johan has condemned the arrest of Umno supreme council member Lokman Noor Adam under the Sedition Act.
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YOURSAY | ‘It’s confirmed now, we are living in the New Old Malaysia.’ Three held for sedition over alleged insults on former Agong TCM: The serendipitous crash of the comments section in Mal...
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Umno supreme council member Lokman Noor Adam was arrested under the Sedition Act yesterday.
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Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said that three individuals arrested for insulting Sultan Muhammad V have been released on police bail.
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SEREMBAN: There is no need to enact new legislation to protect the sanctity of the royal institution from being mocked by irresponsible individuals, said former minister Tan Sri Rais Yatim.
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PUTRAJAYA • Malaysia needs to properly define what statements are considered insulting to the royal institution, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday, as his government announced that it w...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police will be well prepared to ensure campaigning for the Cameron Highlands parliamentary by-election will proceed smoothly from Jan 12 to 26.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Inspector-General of Police Noor Rashid Ibrahim today defended the use of the Sedition Act against those deemed to have insulted royalty on social media.
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LETTER | We, a collective of Malaysian youth, strongly condemn the detention of the three individuals on the afternoon of Jan 9 under the Sedition Act.
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PUTRAJAYA (Jan 10): The Government is to define the words or actions that can be construed as insults to the institution of the monarchy, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 — Deputy Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim today defended the arrest of three individuals under the Sedition Act for comments on social media that al...
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PUTRAJAYA : The government is to define the words or actions that can be construed as insults to the institution of the monarchy, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
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PETALING JAYA: The rulers are constitutional monarchs and as such the public must be given space to question their conduct, say lawyers as a debate takes shape on whether the royalty could be subject ...
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BARELY a month ago, the Pakatan Harapan government announced that it was lifting its freeze on several controversial laws, including the Sedition Act.
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s laws must properly define what is considered insulting to the monarchy, said Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday (Jan 10).
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Lawyer N Surendran has criticised Pakatan Harapan leaders in the government who are now silent over the use of the Sedition Act.
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PUTRAJAYA, Jan 10 — How the government treats the Sedition Act will depend on the Home Ministry’s position as enforcement comes under its purview, Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today.
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PUTRAJAYA: The government may introduce stiffer laws to protect the monarchy from criticism, de facto law minister Liew Vui Keong said today in the wake of the arrest of several individuals over their...
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PETALING JAYA: The recent arrest of three individuals by the police for allegedly insulting Sultan Muhammad V does not fall under the categories for which the Sedition Act should be used, says The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ).
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 9): Constitutional lawyer Syahredzan Johan has condemned the arrest of three individuals under the Sedition Act for allegedly uploading comments on social media with insulting elemen...
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PETALING JAYA: An aide to DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang today questioned the police for using the Sedition Act to investigate three individuals who allegedly insulted Sultan Muhammad V in the wake of the...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 — A human rights group chided the government for still using the Sedition Act following the arrest of two men and one woman for posting comments on social media deemed insulting ...
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Police detained three people on Tuesday for allegedly mocking Kelantan ruler Sultan Muhammad V on social media platforms over his abdication.According to Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun...
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The police should not have used the Sedition Act to arrest three people who allegedly insulted Sultan Muhammad V on social media, said two DAP youth figures said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 — The detention of three individuals over social media comments allegedly insulting Sultan Muhammad V is a breach of the moratorium of the Sedition Act, said Subang DAP Socialist...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Two men and one woman have been arrested for allegedly insulting former Malaysian king Sultan Muhammad V in relation to his recent abdication , Inspector-General of Royal Malaysia Pol...
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JANUARY 8 — The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) Malaysia is disturbed by reports that a PAS member from Sibu has been arrested for criticising four DAP representatives.
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MP SPEAKS | The rise of hate speech and hate crimes reflects the seriousness and urgency for the Pakatan Harapan government to formulate an action plan for these acts to be regulated and criminalised...