Freedom of expression continues to be curtailed in Malaysia, says Suaram

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 09 Dec 2020

PETALING JAYA: Freedom of expression continues to be curtailed in the country with a drastic increase in the use of the Sedition Act 1948 and the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA) this year, says Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram).

Its executive director Sevan Doraisamy said a high number of investigations and charges this year had been laid against those who were believed to be seditious with regards to race, religion and royalty, and also spreading fake news about Covid-19 on social media.

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