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'The Star front page insensitive but not seditious'
Published:  May 30, 2017 10:19 AM
Updated: 11:54 AM

The Star was "insensitive" for publishing a picture of Muslims praying and a headline reading "Malaysian terrorist leader" but this does not warrant an investigation under the Sedition Act, said Gerakan Hapuskan Akta Hasutan (GHAH).

"GHAH sees no need for police to commence criminal investigations against The Star because the daily has apologised...

"The publication was insensitive and unreasonable but GHAH believes that the Home Ministry need not investigate the matter under the Printing Presses and Publications Act or as a criminal matter under the Sedition Act," its coordinator Amir Abd Hadi said in a statement.

He added the Sedition Act is archaic and was an inherited legislation that did not originate from the Malaysian Parliament...

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