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CIJ condemns silencing of dissent after blogger charged under CMA

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Modified 10 Jun 2020, 3:20 am

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) has condemned what it described as the Perikatan Nasional government's attempt to silence dissent.

This came after blogger Dian Abdullah (above, 2nd from right) was today charged at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA) for sharing offensive and menacing content.

She was also charged under Section 505(b) of the Penal Code for making statements that could cause public mischief.

This was over two blog postings she made touching on Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and...

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