More freedom of information, less secrecy, says academic


Noel Achariam Asila Jalil

The Official Secrets Act is used in countries such as Myanmar to detain journalists such as Wa Lone (centre), who has spent months in prison while on trial on charges under the Act. – EPA pic, June 9, 2018.

THERE should more freedom of information and less secrecy in governance if Malaysia is break away from the Barisan Nasional way of doing things and make progress, said a law academic.

Universiti Malaya Faculty of Law associate professor Dr Azmi Sharom said such a change was crucial for check and balance.


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