Tag: freedom of speech
Malaysia is currently in damage control mode and must unite in efforts to remedy the situation until an equitable balance is achieved between forest conservation and economic income.
'My government is absolutely committed to freedom of the press,' says Prime Minister Scott Morrison to reporters on Thursday.
The prime minister wants the social media giant and other platform providers to continue collaborating with the government as well as law enforcement agencies.
The law has sparked outrage from rights groups, who fear they could be used to stifle online discussion.
The German government has criticised the 'arbitrary' arrests of German citizens in the past two years.
Sarawak PAS commissioner Jofri Jaraiee refers to earlier statements by a DAP member which he said had insulted Abdul Hadi Awang.
Azmi Shahrom reminds DAP of its commitment to freedom of expression, although lawyer Syahredzan Johan says the PAS member appeared to have gone 'beyond legitimate criticism'.
'You have the right to be racist but no right to say things which may cause harm to others,' says Universiti Malaya law professor Azmin Sharom.
The university says it is merely a reminder while Education Minister Maszlee Malik hopes that it will not restrict the freedom of speech of academics and students.
The prime minister speaks as if he's addressing an audience stuck in Malaysia's past.
Lawyers for Liberty says Pakatan Harapan must take a clear stand against suing those who criticise either the federal government or state governments under the coalition.
Deputy law minister Mohamed Hanipa Maidin says the people have the right to comment on their government, even if their comments appear defamatory.
The Centre for Independent Journalism says it will be difficult for journalists to behave ethically as long as the Printing Presses and Publications Act is still in force.
Justice Ahmad Maarop says the right of the government to sue in civil proceedings, including for defamation, is not subject to the common law of England.
This follows a police report lodged against her by a member of Gerakan Muslimah Islam Malaysia who claimed she was twisting the history of communism in the country.
This time, it's over 'seditious' remarks made by Tamrin Ghafar, the son of the late Ghafar Baba.
Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in the suburbs of Denver, filed a lawsuit against the state claiming his rights to freedom of speech and religion are being violated.
The political secretary to Lim Kit Siang says this is because the country does not practise the jury system.
The speaker’s ruling restricts MPs right to free speech and a media gag order on the ex-prime minister's case cannot be extended to the legislature, they argue.
China and the Hong Kong government are shrinking the political space for freedom of expression,” said Chris Ng of the Progressive Lawyers’ Group.
The PH government must not backtrack on its promise to abolish the Sedition Act but must uphold freedom of expression as enshrined in the Federal Constitution.
Fadia Nadwa Fikir's case should be the last to be investigated, says PSM's Arutchelvan, while MP Ramkarpal Singh urges the government to take action in the first sitting of the Dewan Rakyat.
The education minister says this directive will come in effect immediately.
The UN expressed its concern over the arrests, interrogations, and detentions of activists, bloggers, and journalists in Egypt.