Perikatan equally bent on curbing freedom of expression, says civil society

Ravin Palanisamy Hailey Chung Wee Kye

Mujahid Yusof Rawa accompanied by his lawyer, Noorazmir Zakaria, speaking to the press outside Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur, after giving a police statement on Monday. The Parit Buntar MP had questioned Muhyiddin Yassin’s appointment as prime minister. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, November 6, 2020.

RECENT police investigations into government critics and those who allegedly insulted the monarchy have alarmed civil society groups, which said Putrajaya is showing its close-mindedness towards public opinion.

A strong and thriving democracy relies heavily on the realisation of fundamental human rights and liberties, specifically the freedom of speech and expression, they said.

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