Emergency ordinance not to curb press freedom, criticism of govt, says Saifuddin


The newly gazetted Emergency Ordinance 2021 is not to curb media freedom and prevent any parties from criticising the government, Communications and Multimedia Minister Saifuddin Abdullah says. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 13, 2021.

THE Emergency (Essential Powers) (No. 2) Ordinance 2021, which came into effect yesterday, is not to curb media freedom and prevent any parties from criticising the government, Communications and Multimedia Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said.

Instead, he said, it was implemented to tackle fake news on Covid-19 and the proclamation of emergency.


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