Sedition laws abused more in 2020 under Perikatan, says Suaram

Hailey Chung Wee Kye

Suaram says there was a drastic increase in the application of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 against speeches that touched on race, religion and royalty and fake news related to Covid-19 on the internet. – EPA pic, May 4, 2021.

THE abuse of the Sedition Act 1948 for political purposes was more prevalent last year, said human rights group Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram).

Suaram data revealed the number of cases under the Sedition Act 1948 in 2020 was 24, double the figures in 2019.

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