Malaysia: Authorities must end suppression of media to silence critical reporting
On 25 February 2016, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission blocked access to online news portal The Malaysian Insider on the grounds of “national security”. Amnesty International believes the blocking of The Malaysian Insider website to be arbitrary and a serious attack on freedom of expression in Malaysia. The authorities must immediately reverse this decision and ensure that The Malaysia Insider is able to go back online to freely disseminate information. Amnesty International urges Malaysia to review and amend all other laws which unduly restrict the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, and bring them into strict compliance with international human rights law and standards.