The flagpole of free speech has been ripped to the ground

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LETTER | Why this Pakatan Harapan gov't game of making free speech suffocate and die under the supposed 'New Malaysia'?

So, we have Khalid detained by police due to expressing an opinion of less than 280 characters on the less-than-esteemed Twitter platform, and we have the very woman he is accused of insulting jumping to his defence. The situation is almost laughable.

Poisonous ingredient number one: the 1948 Sedition Act, long criticised for its draconian uses of silencing political offenders. It was used generously during Najib’s reign every time he wished to shut off insults that might affect his public image. Poisonous ingredient number three: A Pakatan Harapan government that never ceases to amaze with their inability to stick to their pre-election pledges. First and foremost, abolishing the Sedition Act and allowing one of the most vital characteristics of a democracy to flourish - free speech.

What game is the Harapan government playing? Why is Mahathir allowing free speech to suffocate and die under his supposed ‘New Malaysia’?


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