Recent arrests closing democratic space


Christopher Leong            

COMMENT The Malaysian Bar is appalled by the recent arrests of several individuals pursuant to the Sedition Act 1948.

The Sedition Act, as with its predecessor the Sedition Ordinance, was conceived and designed by a colonial government to stifle fundamental rights and liberties, oppress the rakyat and deny them democratic space.


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Recent arrests closing democratic space

Christopher Leong,

COMMENT The Malaysian Bar is appalled by the recent arrests of several individuals pursuant to the Sedition Act 1948.

The Sedition Act, as with its predecessor the Sedition Ordinance, was conceived and designed by a colonial government to stifle fundamental rights and liberties, oppress the rakyat and deny them democratic space.


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