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Kit Siang: New anti-fake news law just my own view

  • Jun 20, 2018
DAP Iskandar Puteri parliamentarian Lim Kit Siang stressed today that the proposal for media practitioners to draft a new Anti-Fake News Act (AFN Act) was merely his personal view. It is not the stand of Pakatan Harapan to draft its own version of the AFN Act, Lim said at a press conference. "Whether that view will be accepted by the cabinet, you have to ask Prime Minister Dr Mahathir (Mohamad)," he said when asked to elaborate on his stand for a new AFN Act, despite Pakatan Harapan having
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Adjourn all cases if the respective law is to be reviewed

  • May 24, 2018
MP SPEAKS | I was delighted to read the confirmation by Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin that the mandatory death sentence, the Sedition Act, 1948, the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 (PPPA) and other legislation seen to be archaic and draconian would be reviewed and may be abolished. Pakatan Harapan has consistently maintained that the Sedition Act is outdated and was mainly used by the previous BN government as a political tool to stifle dissent. There can be no doubt that the s
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The new government must prioritise law reform

  • May 8, 2018
LETTER | The 14th general election provides all eligible citizens of Malaysia the opportunity to shape the future of our country.Every general election presents the possibility of a change in government and, with that, an opportunity for a reassessment and shift in government policy for the betterment of the nation and its people. The new government must give due recognition to the voice and the will of its people, and must respect the sentiment that they expressed through the popular vote.The M
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Fake news law: Guilty until proven innocent?

  • Apr 15, 2018
LETTER | The term is innocent until proven guilty, but the same can’t be said for the Anti- Fake News Act that was recently gazetted despite strong opposition from the public, as they deemed the act was just another repressive state apparatus to curb the freedom of speech.That aside, I think it is also important for Malaysians to see this act objectively to fully gauge its pros and cons. If nothing at all, the initiative by the government to enact laws that tackles new forms of issues in the c
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Anti-Fake News Law Can Inspire An Authoritarian Form of Government.

  • Apr 2, 2018
COMMENT: Though the concern over the utilisation of fake news is global, which the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) agrees must be managed; SUHAKAM having perused the Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 (“Bill”) cannot support the Bill for the following reasons:1. The Bill in its present form has far reaching consequences as the law could be used to exert government control over the media. At present, Malaysia is ranked poorly at 144th out of 180 countries by Reporters Without Borders in t
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