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China demanded NBA fire Rockets exec over Hong Kong tweet

Commissioner says the league replied: 'There's no chance that's happening'.

Joke article makes ex-IGP Musa the butt of jokes

Musa Hassan under fire after sharing an old parody news article from The Onion and refusing to back down.

A tale of 2 newspapers, and its lesson to others

They could have survived the general election outcome had they been independent and practised balanced news coverage.

China fans demand refunds after Tencent halts NBA streaming

Firm wants to stop broadcasting entire preseason in response to free speech row.

Hypocrisy and hyperbole at the UN

World leaders, including Malaysia's prime minister, were selective in their criticisms of nation-states at the recent UN General Assembly.

Columbia University under fire over anti-Semitism ahead of Dr M speech

The New York Post says the university appears 'happy to host one kind of hate speech' while World Jewish Congress president Ronald Lauder calls for a halt to contributions to the institution.

Lorry driver remanded over ‘offensive’ Facebook comment

A police report was lodged on Aug 29 to say that the comment could threaten national harmony.

Australia moves to protect universities from foreign interference

With concerns growing about China's clout on Australian campuses, its education minister announces more intensive consultations between schools and government officials – including spy agencies.

Internet shutdowns, online ban no solution to intolerance, says Kit Siang

The DAP leader comments on the growing tendencies of democracies to stop internet access as police impose a rare ban on Zakir Naik's speeches.

Head of Indian govt’s minorities body says Naik’s fears of unfair...

Despite his reservations about Zakir Naik's approach to Islamic propagation, a prominent Muslim community leader says claims of witch-hunt are real.

Zakir Naik lost his free speech rights, say activists

Suhakam commissioner says incitement to hatred cancels out the right to free speech.

Trump blasts tech firms, cryptocurrencies at ‘free speech’ summit

Trump lambasts cryptocurrencies and demands companies to seek a banking charter and make themselves subject to US and global regulations.

Govt tables bill to allow street protests

Under the proposed changes, street protests are removed from the list of offences and shorter notice period provided for holding an assembly, and offenders may be be allowed to pay a compound fine instead of facing prosecution.

Jew jibe just my opinion, says Dr M

The prime minister accuses Europe of double standards.

Myanmar doctor-turned-model hits back at ban

Nang Mwe San argues that there are no specific restrictions on dress code in medical ethics.

YouTube CEO apologises to LGBTQ community, but defends policy

The video giant last week suspended the ability of Crowder’s channel to make money from advertising.

Mustafa Akyol puts banned book online for free

The Turkish academic says free download of the Malay edition will allow Malaysians to make up their own minds.

Still trying to find who’s behind online insults of Agong

Inspector-General says account owner of the Facebook postings is not known, but says it's possible they might be foreigners.

Gobind: Police must explain lack of action on Internet offences

Communications minister says 'if there are laws, we must be ready to use them' and the public kept informed.

‘The people’s messengers’: Myanmar’s satirical poets target censorship

Thangyat was founded in order to serve as the people’s messengers to the government.

Singapore minister puts Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande on ‘offensive’ playlist

The statement came nearly a month after Swedish black metal group Watain's concert was banned in Singapore.

Putrajaya disagrees with arrest of man for insulting PM

De facto law minister says government leaders must be ready to accept criticism, but says it should be done with decorum.

Inciting religious hatred is not freedom of speech, says Guan Eng

He says speeches should be based on fact, not slander.

Don’t be a crybaby, just uphold free speech, government told

Activists take the Pakatan Harapan administration to task for its reaction to criticism.