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Free all those held under Sedition Act, says Kit Siang

The DAP supremo reminds Pakatan Harapan of its election pledge to repeal the 'repressive act'.

Suaram slams Khalid Ismath’s late-night arrest

The NGO says authorities must stop using the Sedition Act to intimidate citizens.

Stop arrests over social media posts, says lawyers’ group

Lawyers for Liberty says there will be no end to arrests if the authorities don’t make clear the restrictions on free speech.

Govt stands firm on abolishing fake news law, Sedition Act

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.

Zuraida calls for action to curb racial tension

Federal minister sounds a warning of coordinated efforts to stoke tension, calls for tougher laws on hate speech.

Don’t trigger issues on race, religion, royalty, Muhyiddin warns

Home minister says he has asked cops to use the Sedition Act if need be to preserve the peace in the country.

Wan Ji claims to have been assaulted in prison

In an online video, he says a prison warden who spoke with a Kelantanese accent had assaulted him.

Keep DPPs and manifesto apart, say lawyers

Why Kit Siang's idea for DPPs to read up PH election charter is 'simplistic and foolish' and offends the principle of neutrality.

Retain the Sedition Act but define it better, says PAS

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.
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Analysts split on axing Sedition Act

One says the PH government must fulfil its election pledge while two others say some aspects of the act can be maintained.

Release Wan Ji and abolish Sedition Act, PH Youth urge govt

They say the law goes against the coalition's principles.

Suaram to hold gathering for Wan Ji at Kajang prison

This follows the High Court decision to uphold his conviction for making seditious remarks against the Selangor ruler.

Abolish Sedition Act now, PKR Youth tells govt after Wan Ji’s...

PKR Youth chief Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir says PH had repeatedly said that it would repeal the act.

‘New Malaysia’ not free as long as Sedition Act exists, says...

Cartoonist says there is no guarantee the law wouldn't be used against him again, and pledges to continue criticising the government.

More media freedom but same old ‘irresponsible’ coverage, says group

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.

Just abolish Sedition Act, no need for replacement, says legal fraternity

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.

Sedition Act to go this year, says law minister

Liew Vui Keong says this was decided in a Cabinet meeting, and that the government is looking at the factors for its implementation.

We are not backtracking on repressive laws, says home ministry

The ministry rebuts claims made by Suhakam commissioner Aishah Bidin concerning laws such as Sosma, Poca and the Peaceful Assembly Act

Final decision on Sedition Act after I meet Muhyiddin, says law...

Liew Vui Keong insists that the government wants to repeal the Act, following different statements on it by him and the home minister.

Cops can still conduct probes under Sedition Act, says Muhyiddin

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.

PH using my speech in desperate bid to win Semenyih, says...

The Barisan Nasional secretary-general says his opponents have taken the opportunity to misrepresent his statement.

Nazri being probed for sedition, says top cop

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.

Late Karpal’s sedition appeal chance to review draconian law, says lawyer

We will raise all factual and legal points for appraisal by the Federal Court, says lawyer Ramkarpal Singh.

Govt to table bill to axe Sedition Act, new law to...

A bill to do away with the Sedition Act will be tabled in March, says the law minister.