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Does Malaysia need hate speech laws?


Big debate: There are calls to repeal laws that restrict freedom of speech like the colonial era Sedition Act.

Big debate: There are calls to repeal laws that restrict freedom of speech like the colonial era Sedition Act.

EIGHT months after the historic results of the 14th General Election, the colonial-era Sedition Act is still alive and well.

Last week, three were arrested for insulting the former monarch and one for alleging that the government protected firefighter Muham­mad Adib Mohd Kassim’s killers.

Politics , Sedition Act

   

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