Lingam clip inquiry: CIJ regrets threat of contempt towards critics

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The Centre for Independent Journalism is concerned that the Royal
Commission of Inquiry into the Lingam video clip (Commission of Inquiry
on the Video Clip Recording of Images of a Person Purported to be an
Advocate and Solicitor Speaking on the Telephone on Matters Regarding
the Appointment of Judges) is taking a narrow view of ‘contempt of
court’, in a way which potentially violates freedom of expression, as
guaranteed under Article 10 of the Malaysian Constitution.

CIJ expresses its disappointment with the Royal Commission’s view on
two articles – a press statement issued by Aliran and an article
written by Anwar Ibrahim – as contempt of the Commission.

 

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