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It may be time for Malaysia to adopt a comprehensive piece of legislation that addresses all issues relating to hate speech.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The prosecution’s application to withdraw its appeal against Shah Alam Member of Parliament Khalid Abdul Samad’s (pix) acquittal of sedition against the Selangor Islamic Religious Co...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The prosecution’s application to withdraw its appeal against Shah Alam MP Khalid Abdul Samad’s acquittal of sedition against the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) has been fixed for mention on Sept 30.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 — The prosecution’s application to withdraw its appeal against Shah Alam Member of Parliament Khalid Abdul Samad’s acquittal of sedition against the Selangor Islamic Religio...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Indian preacher Dr Zakir Naik is back at Bukit Aman to give his statement on the police report against Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran and several others over alleged defamatory ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — India-born fugitive televangelist Dr Zakir Naik has lodged a police report against Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran and several others, and has also sent a legal demand...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): Controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik has lodged a police report at the Shah Alam police station today against Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran and also served a notice of ...
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Lim Kit Siang has urged Attorney-General Tommy Thomas to drop the prosecution's cross-appeal to reinstate activist Haris Ibrahim's jail sentence under his sedition conviction.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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The Women's March participated by a pro-LGBT group did not contravene the Federal Constitution, said de facto Deputy Law Minister Mohamed Hanipa Maidin (photo, above).
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PKR president Anwar Ibrahim wants authorities to probe allegations that preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussin was assaulted during his brief detention at Kajang prison.
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YOURSAY | ‘Since AG cannot direct cabinet, the moratorium order must come from the latter.’ AG unaware of cross-appeal in Wan Ji case before enhanced sentence Gerard Lourdesamy: Just issue a direc...
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Voon Lee Shan KUCHING: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government is making another U-turn against the promises made in their election manifesto by repealing and replacing the Sedition Act 1948, said Parti ...
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Preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussin claimed he was beaten up by a prison warden during his brief detention at Kajang prison.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 — PAS has urged the Pakatan Harapan (PH) to retain the Sedition Act 1948 but said its use should not be abused.
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PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang has urged the government to retain the Sedition Act 1948 but not abuse it.
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IPOH, July 13 — Deputy public prosecutors should get the advice of the attorney general (AG) for follow-ups before taking action on all criminal cases that originated before the landmark GE14, DAP a...
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DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang wants deputy public prosecutors to read Pakatan Harapan's manifesto to learn about the government's position on certain laws.
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KUCHING: Analysts have differed on the debate over abolishing draconian laws, with one warning that the opposition will use Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) failure to do so against it and others cautioning t...
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LETTER | In our multi-faceted plural society of diverse ethnic groups and religious composition, the task of maintaining harmony and peaceful co-existence demands constant rigour and commitment.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 — Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas has claimed today he was not aware of Muslim preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussin’s cross-appeal in a sedition case until the High Court upheld the...
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PETALING JAYA: The government will continue to rely on the Sedition Act 1948 in appropriate cases to prosecute those who promote hate speech, Attorney-General Tommy Thomas said.
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PETALING JAYA: Attorney General Tommy Thomas says he was not aware of the case against Muslim preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussin for making seditious remarks against the Selangor Sultan until the High Court upheld the decision to convict him and enhanced his sentence on July 9.
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Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says he was not aware of the prosecution's cross-appeal in the sedition case of independent preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussin until a new sentence was issued on Tuesday.
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JULY 12 ― In our multi-faceted plural society of diverse ethnic groups and religious composition, the task of maintaining harmony and peaceful co-existence demands constant rigour and commitment.
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SHAH ALAM: The High Court here today allowed an application for a stay of the one-year jail sentence imposed on preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussin who was convicted for making remarks that were found to be se...
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has confirmed that the government willrepeal the Sedition Act 1948 before replacing it with a new law.“We will first repealthe act," he said when asked today abou...
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SHAH ALAM (Bernama): The High Court here Friday (July 12) allowed an application for a stay of the one-year jail sentence imposed on Wan Ji Wan Hussin, until the appeal process is completed.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 ― The High Court in Shah Alam today allowed Islamic preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussin to remain out of jail until he exhausts all appeals on his 12-month jail sentence after being con...
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SHAH ALAM: The Shah Alam High Court today granted a stay of execution for the one-year jail term handed down on Wan Ji Wan Hussin, the Muslim preacher who was convicted of making seditious remarks aga...
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MP SPEAKS | On the anniversary of his passing, P Patto’s voice resonates as a reminder that in New Malaysia, people should not be persecuted for what they think or say.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya will repeal the sedition act and replace it with a new law, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday (Jul 11).
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): Putrajaya intends to repeal the Sedition Act 1948 and replace it with new law, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 — Putrajaya is looking to repeal the controversial Sedition Act 1948 and replace it with a new law, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
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LETTER | If you are even minimally interested in politics and human rights, you will have heard of someone being detained or charged under the Sedition Act 1948.
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The imprisonment of preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussin for one year from yesterday is an affront to freedom of expression.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): Putrajaya intends to repeal the Sedition Act 1948 and replace it with new law, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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JULY 10 — The imprisonment of Ustaz Wanji for one-year from yesterday was an affront to freedom of expression.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government is still reviewing the Sedition Act 1948 and has yet to decide on whether it should be amended or abolished, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — The government now needs to study the suitability of repealing the Sedition Act 1948, the prime minister said today after questions over its delay that led to the recent jail...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — Youth leaders from the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) today chorused calls to release Islamic preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussin from jail.
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LETTER | The impending imprisonment of two individuals under repressive and draconian legislation is signalling a deep concern for the freedom of expression and assembly in Malaysia.
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KAJANG, July 9 — Several social activists and civil liberty advocacy groups today expressed disappointment at the Pakatan Harapan administration for not fulfilling its pledge to abolish the Sedition...
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JULY 9 — Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) is disappointed by the decision of the High Court of Shah Alam in the conviction of Wan Ji Wan Hussin under the Sedition Act 1948.
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PETALING JAYA: Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) will gather tonight in solidarity with a PKR-linked religious preacher after the High Court upheld his conviction for making seditious remarks against the...
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GEORGE TOWN: PKR Youth says it is shocked by the High Court’s decision today to uphold the conviction of its member, Muslim preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussin, for making seditious remarks against the Selan...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July — The High Court in Shah Alam rejected today independent Muslim preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussin’s appeal against his conviction for making seditious remarks against the Sultan of Sel...
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SHAH ALAM: The High Court here today rejected PKR-linked Muslim preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussin’s appeal against his conviction for a charge of making seditious remarks against the sultan of Selangor sev...
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KUCHING: It is not against the law to speak about independence or secession, Parti Bumi Kenyalang president Voon Lee Shan said.
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DAP lawmaker Terence Naidu lodged a police report today against PAS Muslimat vice-chief Salamiah Md Nor, who had called for an end to vernacular schools.
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KUCHING: Parti Bumi Kenyalang’s (PBK) quest for independence for Sarawak from Putrajaya is not seditious, its president Voon Lee Shan said.
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PETALING JAYA: Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) today announced the appointment of human rights lawyer Melissa Sasidaran as the new director of the human rights and law reform body.
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PETALING JAYA: Latheefa Koya’s resignation from Lawyers for Liberty (LFL), was swiftly followed by her decision to quit PKR.
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KUALA LUMPUR, 29 — The police have dropped a sedition investigation against the organisers of the International Women's Day March (IWD), who held a peaceful assembly in March this year.
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The sedition investigation against the organisers of this year's Women's March has been classified as 'no further action' (NFA) and dropped, according to Muhyiddin Yassin.
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There is greater freedom of expression in the country since Pakatan Harapan came into power last May, but also much room for improvement, according to Suaram project coordinator Dobby Chew.
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YOURSAY | ‘Such laws are a long time coming, and as each day passes, the hate grows with impunity.’ Amanah leader moots new law to stamp out 'Isma-like hate mongering' Simple Truth: I totally agre...
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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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KUALA LUMPUR: Political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, better known as Zunar, says there is no freedom in Pakatan Harapan’s New Malaysia as long as the government refuses to repeal laws like the ...
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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: A human rights group dedicated to freedom of speech and expression says the media is freer under the new Pakatan Harapan government but much needs to be done to encourage “responsible...
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MAY 10 — Earlier today, police arrested a man named Firdaus Abdillah Hamzah (Pipiyapong) — an average Malaysian, like you and me.
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PUTRAJAYA, May 10 — The unpopular Sedition Act 1948 will be abolished by this year, de facto law minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong has confirmed.
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Attorney-General Tommy Thomas' participation in a forum on the Rome Statute, when the matter had already been rejected by the Malay rulers, is rude and borders on treason, claimed an Umno MP today.
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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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KUALA LUMPUR: The government is ready to re-examine the essence of the Social Harmony Act that can be used in efforts to, among others, control the dissemination of information which can potentially h...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 — The government is ready to re-examine the essence of the Social Harmony Act that can be used in efforts to, among others, control the dissemination of information which can pot...
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PUTRAJAYA (May 6): Definitive steps to amend or repeal Malaysia’s security laws that are considered harsh, such as SOSMA, POCA and POTA, are among the accomplishments of the Home Affairs Ministry (K...
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Definitive steps to amend or repeal Malaysia's security laws are among the accomplishments of the Home Ministry in Pakatan Harapan's first year in power.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has yet to deliver on its election pledges to reform allegedly repressive laws and uphold human rights despite a promising start, a panel of...
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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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GEORGE TOWN: PKR president Anwar Ibrahim held back tears recalling how political cartoonist Zunar was mistreated by the previous administration over the years.
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PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has congratulated the country for having jumped 22 places in the latest World Press Freedom Index.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad commended the local media industry for improving its ranking in the World Press Freedom index this year.
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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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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer-activist, who was recently hauled in for questioning under the Sedition Act 1948, has rubbished Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s assurance that there is no need to be alarmed over the s...
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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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PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysian (Suhakam) has expressed disappointment that security laws will only be amended rather than repealed.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 — The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) said there was nothing extraordinary in how it released its inquiry findings that concluded “enforced disappearance” in...
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PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) is denying allegations that its public inquiry into the disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat was an attempt to punish the police.
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LETTER | In a statement on April 20, the Home Ministry responded to accusations of backtracking on reforms by claiming that discussions are still ongoing with the police, Attorney-General's Chambers a...
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PETALING JAYA: The Home Ministry's response to accusations of backtracking on reforms is flimsy and resembles Barisan Nasional's excuses of the past, said Lawyers for Liberty.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 —  Prominent lawyer N. Surendran has told the Pakatan Harapan government not to preach to the media but to repeal the Printing Press and Publication Act 1984.
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PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan government has not backtracked from its pre-election pledges to repeal six draconian laws, says the Home Ministry.
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PETALING JAYA: The home ministry today rebutted claims by a Suhakam commissioner accusing Putrajaya of backtracking over repressive laws.
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PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan government has not backtracked from its pre-election pledge of repealing six draconian laws, says the Home Ministry.
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The Home Ministry today rebutted a Suhakam commissioner who accused Putrajaya of backtracking on draconian laws.
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Malaysia's ranking on the World Press Freedom Index 2019 jumped 22 places to 123 out of 180 countries, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The Paris-based watchdog attributed the significant...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police have received 91 reports as of yesterday over a posting on the “Sabah-Sarawak Merdeka” Facebook site that allegedly insulted the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police have received 91 reports as of yesterday over a posting on the ‘Sabah-Sarawak Merdeka’ Facebook site that allegedly insulted Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayat...
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Police have received 91 reports as of yesterday over a posting on the ‘Sabah-Sarawak Merdeka’ Facebook site that allegedly insulted Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Musta...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Media that publishes misleading reports on people’s issues may face regulatory action by the Media Council which to be set up soon, Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — The Home Ministry is conducting an in-depth study and review of six security laws in its purview before making any recommendations to the Cabinet, said Deputy Home Minister D...
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KUALA LUMPUR: There is no necessity for Malaysia to have ‘lese majeste’ laws like in Thailand to protect the sanctity of the royal institution against insults and attacks by irresponsible parties,...
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Some provisions within the Sedition Act 1948 involving violations against the monarchy may be incorporated into the Penal Code.Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said there are such proposals and they wou...
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PARLIAMENT | Some provisions within the Sedition Act 1948 involving violations against the monarchy may be incorporated into the Penal Code.
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SUARA Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) is appalled by the statement by Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on the Sedition Act 1948 and calls for the government to reinstate the moratorium on the Act.
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Just a day after de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong said that the police have been told to stop using the Sedition Act 1948, Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today said that until the law is abolished...
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.