Why we need to protect whistleblowers

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Activist Heidy Quah was charged recently for her Facebook post that was made last year, which highlighted conditions at immigration centres. Many netizens have since criticised the charge on the basis that it silences activists.

BFM first looks into the details of the case with Amnesty Malaysia. Then, it discusses the culture of whistleblowing in Malaysia. Finally, it looks into laws on the protection of whistleblowers.

On the line are Amnesty International Malaysia executive director Katrina Jorene Maliamauv, Transparency International Malaysia president Muhammad Mohan and lawyer Parveen Kaur Harnam.

Produced by: Tasha Fusil, Loo Juosie and Azlyna Mohd Noor
Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn and Sharmilla Ganesan

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