Don't muzzle the press, says G25

Melati A. Jalil

G25 founding member Mohd Sheriff Kassim says Malaysians will suffer if they do not have access to information due to the muzzling of the press. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, December 9, 2017.

THERE should not be any attempt to muzzle the press, said G25 founding member Mohd Sheriff Kassim, following an Umno delegate’s calls for an investigation into The Malaysian Insight for allegedly insulting Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Sheriff said the media should be allowed to report freely, and the time had come for the government to realise that freedom of information and open debates were key to a healthy democracy and economy.

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