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Repeal this draconian colonial-era law now


THE Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is concerned over the use of the Sedition Act to arrest three individuals for posting comments on social media “deemed insulting” to Sultan Muhammad V following his resignation as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

CIJ recalls that when the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government lifted the moratorium on the use of the Sedition Act, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo stated that its use would be reserved for issues involving national security, public order, and race relations.

   

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