Malaysia: Increasing use of the Sedition Act fosters a climate of repression

Index Number: ASA 28/008/2014

Malaysia must end its alarming use of the Sedition Act to criminalize activists, opposition politicians, journalists, students and academics, Amnesty International urged today. The use of the law – increasingly against individuals simply expressing political, religious and other views – is creating a chilling effect on freedom of expression in the country.

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