COMMENT | Stop using bully tactics to silence voices of the young

Martin Vengadesan


COMMENT | If there’s one thing that makes it clear that today’s Malaysia has more than its share of toxicity it’s the sight of bright young minds struggling to defend themselves in cyberspace.

The story of YouTuber Veveonah Mosibin should have been a simple one, but now the poor girl from the rural village of Kampung Sapatalang, Pitas, Sabah has found herself at the centre of unwanted news coverage after she was accused in the Dewan Negara of misleading the public.

Even though Communications and Multimedia Deputy Minister Zahidi Zainul Abidin subsequently apologised over the matter, Kudat MP and fellow deputy minister Abdul Rahim Bakri pressed the issue further...

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