AGC must reconsider contempt action against news portal, say ex-Bar chiefs

Former Malaysian Bar chairmen have expressed concern over the Attorney-General’s Chambers and its pursuit of news portal Malaysiakini. – EPA pic, June 29, 2020.

THE Attorney-General’s Chambers must reconsider its contempt of court proceedings against Malaysiakini over readers’ comments published on the news portal, said former Malaysian Bar chairmen.

They argued that Malaysian laws must refrain from holding a media agency and its editor-in-chief responsible for readers’ comments unless they are retained after a complaint has been made.

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