Malaysia new gov`t to abolish Sedition Act 1948 this year

Law Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong – Photo MWN file

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia new government Pakatan Harapan (PH) is going to abolish Sedition Act 1948 this year, announced Law Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.

He said the government in a Cabinet meeting has agreed to abolish the Act. However, he added, this does not mean the government will allow people to say anything they like, especially when it comes to the rulers.

“We want to ensure that not necessarily all statements made can be seditious because we want to ensure certain statements can enjoy some form of freedom.

“ But not that we want to allow everybody to simply make statements that defame our rulers and leaders especially.

 “We in Pakatan Harapan do not actually mind if people want to criticise us. Constructive criticism is good for the government because from there we can progress and develop,” he was quoted by Bernama.

Liew said that at a recent press conference that was held in conjunction with the first anniversary of the Pakatan Harapan government in power here.

 

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