The attorney general’s proposal for severe penalties against journalists who disseminate leaked information from whistleblowers must be roundly condemned by all concerned Malaysians, says Mustafa K Anuar.
Selangor’s Freedom of Information Bill, being the country’s first, was understandably impaired. But what excuse has Penang to come up with the same paltry replica of Selangor’s FOI Bill, asks Sarajun Hoda Abdul Hassan.
The Centre for Independent Journalism has worked closely with NGOs to draft a Freedom of Information Bill and is hopeful that the draft law will be tabled at the Selangor state assembly meeting in November this year. What about other state governments?