Umno deputy, vice-presidents, Najib back press freedom after Mkini verdict

Modified 20 Feb 2021, 11:19 pm

For years, Umno has seen Malaysiakini as a thorn in its side, banning it and several other media portals from covering the party's general assemblies for years prior to the 2018 general election.

But even leaders from the news portal's staunchest critic have expressed concern over the Federal Court handing down a RM500,000 fine over readers' comments ruled to be contemptuous.

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