A Malaysian student holds a placard during a protest in solidarity for Malaysian law professor Azmi Sharom, at Malaya University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 09 September 2014. (EPA/AZHAR RAHIM)
September 17, 2014
On Wednesday, September 17 at 19:30 GMT:
Using a broad definition of seditious speech, Malaysia is cracking down on dissent and bringing cases against opposition members, writers and activists. Rights groups say the civil liberties of Malaysians are under threat. Prime Minister Najib Razak pledged to repeal the law, but says some aspects of it are needed to combat racial and religious hate speech in Malaysia’s multi-ethnic society. Join the conversation at 19:30 GMT.
With sedition dragnet, Malaysia takes step back to Mahathir era - Reuters
Malaysia's Sedition Act dragnet - Astro Awani
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