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Attempts to censor the media will fail, veteran editor tells Umno

Any attempts by Umno or the government to crack down on the media would eventually fail, an Indonesian veteran editor cautioned today.

Goenawan Mohamad, one of the founding editor of Indonesia's Tempo magazine, noted that it would be impossible to sustain such attempts and as such, it would be a waste of time to even try to do so.

"Experiences from everywhere have shown that a censorship (crackdown) will not be sustainable, it would eventually fail.

"So it would be futile for parliament (government) or Umno to have such plans (to crackdown on the media)," said Goenawan when met after his lecture delivered in conjunction with a three-day literature festival organised by the Selangor government...

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