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Home Ministry won't repeal Sedition Act, other repressive laws
Published:  Dec 2, 2020 7:22 AM
Updated: 10:51 AM

The Home Affairs Ministry has no plan to repeal or amend existing laws viewed as oppressive, which includes the Sedition Act 1948.

"It (the Sedition Act) is able to act as a form of deterrent to Malaysians so as not to ridicule sensitive issues," the ministry said in a written reply to a question from Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh (above).

The DAP lawmaker had asked the minister whether the government will repeal or amend the Act to at least recognise the right of an accused to enter their own defence...

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