Let media freedom thrive in Parliament

Mustafa K. Anuar

Media advocacy groups rightly regard the recent decision of Dewan Rakyat Speaker Azhar Azizan Harun to limit media access as a transgression of media freedom in the country. – The Malaysian Insight pic, September 11, 2021.

IT is a great disappointment that access to the upcoming parliamentary session of the Dewan Rakyat, scheduled on September 13, is limited to only 16 media organisations.

Such media restriction largely resembles the practice during the previous administration and appears jarring at a time when the Ismail Sabri Yaakob government is offering certain institutional reforms.

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