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Gov't will 'revisit' PPPA, discuss media self-regulation after GE14

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Putrajaya intends to “revisit” the Printing Presses and Publications Act 2012 (PPPA) and will discuss possibilities for self-regulation of the media after the 14th general election (GE14), Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today.

Speaking at an event with the top brass of mainstream print media outlets, he said this was to ensure that media regulations kept up with the times.

“After GE14, we will sit together and look at the pros and cons of the PPPA, revisit it… our current situation has caused us to be more open, so that the Act is relevant to the current times.

“We will also sit together to see if (we can have) an ombudsman or media council as a self-regulatory body,” Zahid said at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre this morning...