Tag: Sedition Act
The DAP supremo reminds Pakatan Harapan of its election pledge to repeal the 'repressive act'.
The NGO says authorities must stop using the Sedition Act to intimidate citizens.
Lawyers for Liberty says there will be no end to arrests if the authorities don’t make clear the restrictions on free speech.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Liew Vui Keong also says Suhakam will be given more power to protect human rights in the country.
Federal minister sounds a warning of coordinated efforts to stoke tension, calls for tougher laws on hate speech.
Home minister says he has asked cops to use the Sedition Act if need be to preserve the peace in the country.
In an online video, he says a prison warden who spoke with a Kelantanese accent had assaulted him.
Why Kit Siang's idea for DPPs to read up PH election charter is 'simplistic and foolish' and offends the principle of neutrality.
Islamic party's president Abdul Hadi Awang says what constitutes sedition should be made clearer as other politicians call for repeal of the controversial law.
One says the PH government must fulfil its election pledge while two others say some aspects of the act can be maintained.
They say the law goes against the coalition's principles.
This follows the High Court decision to uphold his conviction for making seditious remarks against the Selangor ruler.
PKR Youth chief Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir says PH had repeatedly said that it would repeal the act.
Cartoonist says there is no guarantee the law wouldn't be used against him again, and pledges to continue criticising the government.
Article 19 says 'biased and hateful' reporting on minority groups continues while the Centre for Independent Journalism says media-related legislation needs to be removed.
Lawyers agree there is no need for a new ‘formula’, as announced by the government, to replace the Sedition Act after it is abolished as existing legal provisions are good enough to deal with maters.
Liew Vui Keong says this was decided in a Cabinet meeting, and that the government is looking at the factors for its implementation.
The ministry rebuts claims made by Suhakam commissioner Aishah Bidin concerning laws such as Sosma, Poca and the Peaceful Assembly Act
Liew Vui Keong insists that the government wants to repeal the Act, following different statements on it by him and the home minister.
The home minister says he has told the police to make sure there is strong basis for the use of the act in their investigations.
The Barisan Nasional secretary-general says his opponents have taken the opportunity to misrepresent his statement.
Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun says the investigation papers into Nazri Aziz's controversial speech will be handed over to the deputy public prosecutor.
We will raise all factual and legal points for appraisal by the Federal Court, says lawyer Ramkarpal Singh.
A bill to do away with the Sedition Act will be tabled in March, says the law minister.