Rights group: Threat to use full brunt of law to stifle free speech worrying

Modified 15 May 2020, 9:21 am

A human rights group today lambasted the Home Ministry for threatening to use the full brunt of the law – including the Sedition Act and Penal Code – to take action against those the government deems as having spread “fake news”.

In a statement, Amnesty International Malaysia said the warning issued by Home Minister Hamzah Zainudin shows that the government has complete disregard of Malaysians' right to freedom of speech.

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