Fifty civil society groups have come out to endorse a statement condemning the sedition charge levelled against Batu MP Chua Tian Chua for his remarks on the Sulu intrusion.
Najib’s replacement for the Sedition Act may be perceived by many Malaysians as an uncreative attempt at seducing them into voting for the BN even though the new law may still harbour undemocratic elements, observes Mustafa K Anuar.
It is still painfully pitiful that the police may be investigating Irene Fernandez under the Sedition Act for speaking the truth about the abuse of rights and acts of violence experienced by migrants in Malaysia.
Fareedah Hameed reviews a new handbook on the law of sedition edited by Hamid Ibrahim and Nasser Hamid.
Indian activists and academics have condemned the right-wing BJP’s demand that “the strongest possible action” be taken against writer-activist Arundhati Roy for her “seditious comments”.
Aliran is appalled by the statement of Selangor police chief Khalid Abu Bakar claiming that the Sri Kembangan state assembly member Ean Yong Hian Wah had intimidated the police when he called on them to stop their investigation of DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng, for alleged sedition.
Is there a pattern in the way the Opposition is being targeted? Is this going to be the new strategy to contain the Opposition? Malaysians are genuinely perturbed by the new trend that has emerged.
First it was the son that they went for. They suspended him for the day and that should have been the end of the matter. But no, that was not enough. They had to use the sledgehammer to show that they are in power and that their majority can do whatever it wants to.
From the way my interrogation was going, they were trying to kill two birds with one stone, says Raja Petra Kamarudin. First Syed Hamid would have a strong defence against the suit that I am to file against him plus they can ensure how good my lawyers may be in defending me in the sedition and criminal defamation charges; I will never see freedom anyway.
As a wife and mother, I want to know from my fellow citizens whether a government that has incarcerated my husband in the Sungai Buloh prison on trumped up charges and brought untold suffering on my family, especially when one of my daughters is sitting for her final examinations, is a legitimate government, writes Marina Lee.
Charter 2000-Aliran is appalled by the Malaysian authorities’ action in charging prominent blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin with sedition for allegedly implying that deputy prime minister Najib Razak was involved in the sensational killing of a young Mongolian woman.