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Topic: Sedition Act 1948

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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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KAJANG: The police have the discretion to continue using the Sedition Act 1948 while the government debates a proposal to repeal it.
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GEORGE TOWN (March 20): The proposal to set up a Special High Court and Special Appeal Court for corruption cases is not meant to expedite the graft trials of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tu...
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GEORGE TOWN, March 20 — The proposal to set up Special High Court and Special Appeal Court for corruption cases, is not meant to expedite the graft trial of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Ra...
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The Sedition Act 1948 can still be used until the motion to abolish the draconian law is tabled in Parliament, according to Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin."From the legal point of view, the act still...
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Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that the Sedition Act 1948 will continue to be used until the law is repealed.
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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KAJANG: The police can still conduct investigations under the Sedition Act 1948 as the law has not been repealed, Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said today.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 19): The Pakatan Harapan (PH) Government will decide soon whether to repeal or amend the Sedition Act 1948, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Anyone is allowed to criticise the government or the prime minister.
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De facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong today told the Dewan Rakyat that the government is in the process of reviewing the Sedition Act 1948 with plans of abolishing it.Liew was responding to a question...
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PARLIAMENT | The federal government welcomed constructive criticism and towards this has ordered the police not to apply the Sedition Act 1948 against government critics.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A minister says the Pakatan Harapan government is against any attempt at suppressing criticism directed at its leaders, following the arrest of a man for insulting Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — Criminal investigations should not be initiated against the International Women’s Day March organisers just because of participation from representatives of the lesbian, g...
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Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh has called for the government to cease "unnecessary" investigations against the organisers of the International Women's Day March for allegedly not providing enough no...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — Putrajaya has advised the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) not to apply the Sedition Act 1948 pending its repeal, Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today.
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PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has expressed shock at the government’s delay to abolishing the death penalty, the repeal of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 and the S...
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The police have nabbed a Facebook user who used his page to publish insults against the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong and the royal institution.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 — Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun today said that a Facebook user identified as Sharil Chain was detained for posting insulting comments against the Yan...
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Inspector-general of police Mohamed Fuzi Harun has alleged that the Women’s Day March organisers had not given due notice for the gathering within the stipulated 10 days.
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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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PETALING JAYA: The organisers of the International Women’s Day march on Saturday, which saw members of the LGBT community call for an end to violence based on gender and sexual orientation, are bein...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 — The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community are human beings and Malaysian citizens whose rights must be recognised, the Malaysian Bar said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 12): The Home Ministry (KDN) will amend the 10-day notice under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA 2012) that requires organiser to submit a notice within the stipulated time befo...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The home ministry is set to amend the 10-day notice under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA 2012) following a recent controversial international women’s day rally which failed to obt...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry (KDN) will amend the 10-day notice under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA 2012) that requires organiser to submit a notice within the stipulated time before holding ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 — The Home Ministry (KDN) will amend the 10-day notice under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA 2012) that requires organiser to submit a notice within the stipulated tim...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Sabah and Sarawak’s quest for rights enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) will be the the focus when Dewan Rakyat convenes again on Monday.
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Da facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong said Malaysia "will never" consider enacting lèse majesté law to protect its royal institution from criticism.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 6): The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) have presented several proposals on the decision to formulate, abolish, update and amend more than 100 legislations in the coming Parliamentary...
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The police have presented several proposals on the decision to formulate, abolish, update and amend more than 100 laws in the coming Parliamentary session on Monday.
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PUTRAJAYA, March 5 — Former chief justice Tun Arifin Zakaria said today questions about his human rights credentials are merely "a matter of perception", and have little significance to his ability ...
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer has come out in defence of former chief justice Arifin Zakaria, whose appointment to lead an inquiry into human trafficking and the mass graves found in Wang Kelian, Perlis, ha...
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The human rights group Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has urged the Wang Kelian Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) chairperson Arifin Zakaria to come clean on his previous track record as chief justice.
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PETALING JAYA: Rights group Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has voiced concern over the appointment of former chief justice Arifin Zakaria to lead the inquiry into the issue of human trafficking and the mas...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 ― Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) raised today Tun Arifin Zakaria’s human rights record after the former chief justice was appointed to lead a royal inquiry on mass graves and huma...
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PETALING JAYA: Umno’s continued silence over Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz’s questioning of the appointment of several non-Malays to top government positions appears to be an endorsement of the latter’s...
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SEMENYIH: Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Nazri Aziz has accused the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government of using his recent controversial campaign speech as a desperate attempt to win the Semenyi...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Amnesty International today denounced the sedition investigation against Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, and cautioned authorities on the “exc...
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Amnesty International Malaysia today criticised the police investigation of former minister Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz under the Sedition Act 1948.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police are investigating Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz for sedition.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Top cop Mohamad Fuzi Harun today confirmed that Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Nazri Aziz is being investigated under the Sedition Act 1948 over his controversial campaign speec...
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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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PUTRAJAYA: Meru assemblyman Mohd Fakhrulrazi Mohd Mokhtar’s eight-month jail sentence for making a seditious speech during the #KitaLawan rally in 2015, has been changed to a RM1,800 fine by the Cou...
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PETALING JAYA: Supporters and critics of the Sedition Act 1948 will have another chance to see the apex court’s stand on the matter when the late Karpal Singh’s appeal against sedition charges is ...
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KUANTAN: A trader was arrested by the police here today for allegedly insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in ...
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KUANTAN, Feb 2 — A trader was arrested by the police here today for allegedly insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-M...
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A trader was arrested by the police in Kuantan today for allegedly insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah ...
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LETTER | No matter how much they project themselves to be good partners, PAS and Umno are in fact competing for the same target pool of voters.
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SANDAKAN: The bill to abolish the Sedition Act 1948 is expected to be tabled at the Dewan Rakyat sitting in March, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong yesterday.
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SANDAKAN: A bill to abolish the Sedition Act 1948 will be tabled in Parliament in March, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong.
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PUTRAJAYA: Over 100 laws will be enacted, amended, updated and repealed, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law) Datuk Liew Vui Keong.
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PUTRAJAYA (Jan 23): Over 100 laws will be enacted, amended, updated and repealed, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Law) Datuk Liew Vui Keong.
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Over 100 laws will be enacted, amended, updated and repealed, says de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong.
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On Jan 16, Kadir Jasin, the media adviser to the prime minister, was summoned for the second time by the police to give his statement in relation to his writings on the rulers.
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WE refer to the statement by Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman recently that the Sedition Act 1948 cannot be abolished without the consent of the Conference of Rulers, and that calling for its abolition...
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PETALING JAYA: Human rights society Hakam today insisted that there is no requirement for the Conference of Rulers’ consent to abolish the Sedition Act 1948 and that calls for its abolition are not ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 21): Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman’s call to retain the Sedition Act 1948 has resulted in a strong reaction.
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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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Harapan MPs said views such as lawyer Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman's claim that it was seditious to seek the abolition of the Sedition Act 1948 was precisely why the draconian law must go.
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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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PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) is puzzled why Wisma Putra only accepted 184 recommendations from the United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review (UPR) last November.
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PUTRAJAYA: The government is studying six laws with a view to either amending or repealing them, says Home Minister Tan Sri Muh­yiddin Yassin.
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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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The government is studying six laws to consider amending or repealing them, said Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
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PUTRAJAYA (Jan 14): The government is studying six laws with the view of either amending or repealing them, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
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PUTRAJAYA: Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says the government is studying six laws with the view of either amending or repealing them.
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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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PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has urged the government to honour its pledge to repeal the Sedition Act 1948.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 — The National Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) today warned Putrajaya that the recent arrests under the Sedition Act 1948 could sabotage its reform agenda.
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LETTER | In his blog yesterday, former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak claimed that the Pakatan Harapan government was going trigger-happy against the opposition with the Sedition Act 1948, and sugg...
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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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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 ― The Malaysian Bar has urged the government to reinstate the moratorium on the Sedition Act 1948 pendings its repeal and for police to cease all investigations under the law.
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JOHOR BARU, Jan 11 — A group of youth and civil liberties organisation has called on the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to fulfill its pledge to abolish oppressive laws, especially the Sedition Act...
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PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Bar will continue voicing out its concerns over the continued use of oppressive laws, says Bar president George Varughese.
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The proposed laws criminalising criticisms of the monarchy would not bring respect towards Malaysia's record on human rights, New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said.
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KUALA LUMPUR : The police have completed their investigation into the death of a firefighter who was allegedly assaulted during the riots in the vicinity of a Hindu temple near Subang Jaya in November...
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LETTER | Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) condemn the arrests and investigation under the Sedition Act 1948 by the police and the deafening silence to the continued use of the Sedition Act 1948 by the ...
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PETALING JAYA: Pemantau Malaysia Baharu’s president Lokman Noor Adam was arrested today by police.
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PETALING JAYA: Proposed new legislation to protect the sanctity of the royal institution from attacks by irresponsible people are not aimed at giving the royals greater immunity, the government said t...
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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, Jan 10 ― The police have completed their investigation into the death of a firefighter who was allegedly assaulted during the riots in the vicinity of a Hindu temple near Subang Jaya i...
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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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SEREMBAN: There is no need to enact new legislation to protect the sanctity of the royal institution from being mocked by irresponsible individuals, says former de-facto Law Minister Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim.
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Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has panned the recent use of the Sedition Act 1948 by police, deeming the arrests of several individuals over posts on the former Yang di-Pertuan Agong as tantamount to "mob...
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IT is historically evident that the constitutional monarch system is vital to maintain a harmonious socio-political situation in Malaysia.
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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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PUTRAJAYA, Jan 10 — The Sedition Act 1948 need not be used against three people arrested over online insults against the royalty as there are enough alternative laws, Datuk Liew Vui Keong said.
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Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has panned the recent use of the Sedition Act 1948 by police, deeming the arrests of several individuals over posts on the former Yang di-Pertuan Agong as tantamount to "mob ...
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyers group today warned against “mob rule” in the authorities’ reaction to allegedly insulting social media posts following the arrest of three individuals under the Sedition...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 — Civil group Lawyers for Liberty have condemned the use of the Sedition Act 1948 for the arrest of three people critical of the monarchy as tantamount to “mob rule”.