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THIS column is my pride and my pain.
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PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan government has allowed people express their views but this does not mean they can abuse the freedom of speech that they have been given, say government backbenchers.
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KUALA LUMPUR: After a year of Pakatan Harapan (PH) rule, the media in Malaysia is going through some positive developments as the government has repealed or set aside several laws that were stifling p...
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The much criticised Sedition Act will either be replaced or repealed by this year,according to de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong.Thought Sedition Act is underthe purview of the Home Ministry, Liew...
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KUALA LUMPUR: After a year of Pakatan Harapan (PH) rule, the media in Malaysia is going through some positive developments as the new government repealed or set aside many of the archaic laws seen sti...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 ― After a year of Pakatan Harapan (PH) rule, the media in Malaysia is going through some positive developments as the new government repealed or set aside many of the archaic la...
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PETALING JAYA: The government’s intention to abolish the Sedition Act by this year is welcomed, but there must be close scrutiny to prevent the introduction of a new law that can be a new Sedition Act in disguise, said Gerakan president Datuk Dr Dominic Lau.
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LETTER | Gerakan welcomes the announcement by the minister in Prime Minister’s Department that the Pakatan Harapan government plans to abolish the Sedition Act by this year.
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PETALING JAYA: Lawyers have called for the outright abolishment of the Sedition Act, saying there is no need for a replacement either.
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PUTRAJAYA • The Sedition Act will be either repealed or replaced with a new law, or its provisions placed under the Penal Code, Malaysia's government has announced.
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PUTRAJAYA, May 10 — Nearly a year in office, Datuk Liew Vui Keong acknowledges that Pakatan Harapan’s pledged legislative reforms will take time to realise but pointed out the complexity of the ta...
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THE constitutional position of state Rulers has been in the news lately and there is bitter controversy over several issues.
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Since the last general election, the space for press freedom has expanded considerably.
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To assess the significant achievements of the new government after one year in office, one has to reflect on why there was a change of government after 61 years in the first place.
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One year after our momentous change of government, I am breathing much more easily.
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PETALING JAYA, May 8 — Amnesty International (AI) Malaysia today suggested that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government formulate a strategic roadmap for introducing human rights reforms.
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PETALING JAYA: A year after the Pakatan Harapan coalition swept to power following the 14th general election, civil society organisations are hoping to see a clear and strategic road map for the imple...
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PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan's reforms on the human rights front a year after coming into power have been a “profound disappointment”, says the Human Rights Watch.
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PETALING JAYA: Global rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government not only failed to fulfil its pledge to improve Malaysia’s human rights record, but also succumbe...
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May 8 — Dear Pakatan Harapan A year ago, Malaysia ushered in the new government with much hope and expectation.
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PUTRAJAYA: After a year in office as home minister, Muhyiddin Yassin has several objectives he wants met, apart from those promised by Pakatan Harapan in their election manifesto.
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KUALA LUMPUR: After close to one year in power, the government has failed to reform repressive legislation and has continued to restrict fundamental freedoms and silence dissent, says civil society groups.
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PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has congratulated the media after Malaysia jumped up 22 places in the latest World Press Freedom Index.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A frequent critic of Pakatan Harapan (PH) acknowledges that the coalition has, in its first year of power, made laudable moves in the interest of democracy but complains that the pace ha...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that the probe over a forum on the Rome Statute, was just a normal police procedure.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 ― Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that the probe over a forum on the Rome Statute, was just a normal police procedure.
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IPOH, April 29 — Authorities should stop its investigation on an academic forum on the Rome Statute held at the Universiti Malaya last Saturday, DAP leaders have said.
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PETALING JAYA: Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh has questioned if the police will investigate Attorney General Tommy Thomas as he attended and shared his views at the Rome Statute forum which is now under a sedition probe.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 29): The police will haul up several individuals who allegedly criticised the Malay Rulers during a public forum on the Rome Statute held at Universiti Malaya last Saturday.
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Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki welcomed the police's decision to investigate a forum on the Rome Statute last Saturday under the Sedition Act 1948.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 29 — DAP National Legal Bureau chairman Ramkarpal Singh has voiced his regret over the announcement of a sedition probe by the police over a forum discussing the Rome Statute rec...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The police will quiz several individuals involved with the forum on the Rome Statute held at Universiti Malaya on Saturday to record their statements.
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Police have commenced a probe under the Sedition Act on a forum (above) which discussed the Rome Statute organised by student activists last Saturday.
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PETALING JAYA: Police will investigate the forum on the Rome Statute, organised at Universiti Malaya on Saturday (April 27), under the Sedition Act, says Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 29 — Police have mounted a sedition investigation into the forum on the Rome Statute at Universiti Malaya (UM) here that featured Attorney-General Tommy Thomas, Inspector-General...
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Malaysians are very devoted to preserving public peace.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 — Police today confirmed receiving a report against former PKR deputy president Syed Husin Ali for allegedly uttering a seditious remark against the Malay rulers during a publ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A coalition called the May First Day will hold a rally on May 1 to highlight the need to increase the current minimum wage from RM1,100 to RM1,800. Its committee member Syazwani Mahmud ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 — Police questioned activist Numan Afifi about an unidentified foreigner’s speech and not his own remarks during the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) summit in Ge...
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IPOH: More than 500 police reports about social media posts that allegedly insult royal institutions have been received, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
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Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has censured the Home Ministry for stating that discussions are still ongoing with the relevant authorities to amend or repeal the Sedition Act and other repressive laws.
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PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government must take immediate steps to push ahead with abolishing laws that it previously opposed, said a rights group who rejected the home ministry’s expla...
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer today said the Pahang government had the right to impose conditions on business licences, including an eyebrow-raising requirement to have business owners pledge allegiance to ...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has jumped 22 places to 123rd in the latest World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
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PETALING JAYA: Former inspector-general of police Musa Hassan again defended the Internal Security Act (ISA), saying it had lowered incidences of crime and murder among gangsters, but his reasoning wa...
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PETALING JAYA: The Sabah-Sarawak Merdeka account has been blocked by Facebook in connection with the posting of a doctored photo of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
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PETALING JAYA: The Sabah-Sarawak Merdeka account has been blocked by Facebook in connection with posting a doctored photo of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
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PETALING JAYA: Bukit Aman has received 91 police reports over a Facebook posting that insulted the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
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PETALING JAYA: Bukit Aman has received 91 police reports about a Facebook post that allegedly insulted the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 ― The provocative Facebook page called “Sabah-Sarawak Merdeka” is under investigation for sedition, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Action can only be taken against any person who has insulted the monarch on social media, only after a police report has been lodged.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says Putrajaya has no plans to implement lese-majeste laws similar to those in Thailand to forbid insult of the monarchy, and that such laws may not be sui...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 — The federal government said today it has no plans to introduce lèse majesté laws to curb insults against Malay rulers and the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on social media, saying ...
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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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FEBRUARY 17 ― Blimey, we just had another blockbuster of a revelation!
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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.