Commission inquiring into alleged judicial scandal threatens critics with contempt of court

(Seapa) A
Royal Commission of Inquiry into a video clip that implied interference
in senior judicial appointments in Malaysia is threatening to hold in
contempt a human rights organisation and an opposition leader over
their criticisms about the ongoing hearing.

The South East Asian Press Alliance (Seapa)
shares the concern of its local partner, the Centre for Independent
Journalism, who said the Commission’s narrow view of "contempt"
potentially violates freedom of expression, as guaranteed under Article
10 of the Constitution.

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