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Media group condemns show-cause letter to The Star

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The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) Media Freedom Committee of Malaysia today condemned the action taken against The Star newspaper over its front page published on May 27.

The showcause letter issued by the Home Ministry is yet another infringement on press freedom and underscores the urgent need for a repeal of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984, said the committee in a statement.

On May 27, The Star published in its front page a picture of Muslims praying under the headline "Malaysian Terrorist Leader", which was meant for another story...

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