Cabinet agrees to impose moratorium on Sedition Act

KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet has agreed to a moratorium on the Sedition Act 1948, says Gobind Singh Deo (pic).

The Communications and Multimedia Minister said he had presented the proposal for a moratorium on the Act at the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday (Oct 10).

"A decision was made by the Cabinet yesterday that since we are going to abolish the Sedition Act, it has to be suspended temporarily.

"The decision will be communicated to the Attorney General, and that is a work in progress," said Gobind after launching an e-commerce summit here on Thursday (Oct 11)).

A moratorium on an Act means authorities will not be allowed to use it to arrest anyone for sedition.

Gobind had said that the repeal of the Sedition Act would take place at the next Parliament meeting.

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