'Democracy will crumble' - IFJ blasts media restrictions on Parliament sitting

Modified 12 May 2020, 3:08 am

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called on the Perikatan Nasional government of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to reverse its move to restrict media access to the one-day sitting of Parliament on May 18.

De facto Parliament and law minister Takiyuddin Hassan said on May 8 that media access to the sitting would be restricted to official media RTM and Bernama on the instructions of Speaker Mohamad Ariff Mohd Yusof who cited safety reasons due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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