Sedition Act: Reform, repeal, replace?

The cabinet has agreed to review the Sedition Act so it can only be used to protect the royal institution from acts of provocation.

What are the implications of such a move, and how do we as a country learn to navigate discourse on the “three Rs” – race, religion and royalty?

Astro Awani’s Melisa Idris speaks to constitutional lawyer Nizam Bashir and Karen Cheah, president of the Malaysian Bar.

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AGENDA RAKYAT - Lima perkara utama
  1. Tegakkan maruah serta kualiti kehidupan rakyat
  2. Galakkan pembangunan saksama, lestari serta tangani krisis alam sekitar
  3. Raikan kerencaman dan keterangkuman
  4. Selamatkan demokrasi dan angkatkan keluhuran undang-undang
  5. Lawan rasuah dan kronisme
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