Start with your govt - groups tell PM after urging Asean to fight hate speech

Alyaa Alhadjri, Fion Yap & Yasmin Ramlan

Modified 21 Jan 2021, 3:19 pm

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who called for Asean to take a tougher stance against hate speech, including those based on gender and sexual orientation, should start within his own administration, said rights groups today.

While some in the government have called for new laws or tougher enforcement against vulnerable minorities, the groups working for freedom of expression and women's rights said there should be more protection against hate speech by state actors...

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