Malaysia is still light years away when it comes to riding the wave of creativity, so laws and practices and norms that stand in the way should be removed.
Putrajaya must also look into revamping the justice system and workings of the Election Commission, says Gopal Sri Ram
João Lourenço's administration has offered Angolans more general freedom than that of his predecessor José Eduardo dos Santos.
The coalition cited increasing self-censorship, declining press freedom, and the disqualification of election candidates as important issues to be tackled in Hong Kong.
The Diplomat says several Asean nations are taking similar action as Malaysia, which has passed an anti-fake news law, and that these laws are aimed at preventing criticism of the government.
Empower says access and the right to information is crucial in the struggle for women's rights.
The Padang Serai MP says the Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 is arbitrary, oppressive and unconstitutional, akin to laws found in one-party countries like North Korea and China.
Singapore passed a law on Wednesday making it possible to ban photographs or videos of terror attack sites or communicating information about security operations amid criticism from rights groups that the move could curb press freedoms.
Several youths tell FMT that more freedom from stifling office rules would mean better quality of work and greater productivity.
DPM Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says home ministry wants to ensure the media is not restricted by guidelines.
The communications and multimedia minister says there is a marked difference between freedom of speech and respecting the country’s laws.
Lawyers for Liberty’s Eric Paulsen says this is a waste of resources and does not serve public interest.
Chow Kon Yeow says the state government has applied for and received approval for exemptions on national waste management laws, and can now do things its own way.
PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli says surveys have shown that the people will come out to vote for Pakatan Harapan despite feeling disgruntled, disillusioned.
US scholar questions Muslims and non-Muslims who regard Islam and freedom as oxymorons.
Razlan Rafii cites the allegation that 40,000 Bangladeshis were roped in to help BN in the last general election as an example.
Eric Paulsen says a climate of intolerance and hate is already apparent.
Lawyer Art Harun says the provision for freedom of religion is not a requirement for Malaysians to profess a religion.
Islamic think tank says with agencies such as Jakim in place, role of states has diminished, as federal authority institutionalises religious matters.
The insurgent group, Arsa, communicates its needs to Rohingya in Malaysia on a WhatsApp channel and they send money to buy weapons with which to fight the Myanmar security forces, says a well-placed source.
Law professor says decision by US Islamic expert not to come to Malaysia shows this country is being ruled by those who do not appreciate intellectual development.
Writer says that we need to change the preconceived notion of the word liberal.
A number of winners of the peace prize have gone on to launch wars or escalate them.
Writer calls for all leaders to guide the nation onto the right trajectory to remain progressive, modern, moderate and inclusive.